The day-to-day routine of ophthalmologists should center around their patients, but increasingly their time seems to be taken up with administrative tasks. Thanks to a growing population of older adults that’s creating more demand for eye care, the amount of data and images that need to be uploaded, viewed and shared is daunting.
This health data would be easier to manage if it lived in a central repository, but often it does not. Ophthalmology practices may have as many as 10 different modalities — including fundus cameras, OCTs and refractive instruments — each of which may require manual uploading of images to the EHR.
Much of the time and effort it takes to perform these manual operations can be reduced when ophthalmologists have access to a PACS. PACS can break down data silos and integrate data between different systems and modalities with the EHR, giving providers a comprehensive picture of the patient. This can help ophthalmologists spend less time on administrative tasks and more time interacting with patients or consulting with colleagues.
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