EYE CARE DEEP DIVE
The Data Governance Collaborative (DGC) at MHDC is a collaboration between payer and provider organizations convened to discuss, design, and implement better ways to standardize and share health related data. The DGC incorporates industry standards and automation as much as possible for exchange among payers, providers, patients/members, and other interested parties who need this data.
The DGC regularly holds deep dives into specific topics related to health data and interoperability. These topics will fall into two categories: 1) types of data and 2) types of care with special needs. These meetings are public and bring the community together to look at data collected, industry workflows, and improvements that could be made related to data standardization and interoperability.
The next DGC deep dive will cover eye care and related workflows and data. Eye care involves a wide variety of care settings, involves many payment mechanisms, and is related to many critical diseases. It is a leading indicator for diabetes, important for many clinical quality measures, and often happens outside of a patients standard provider network.
This meeting will focus on data collection and workflows. Topics we may cover include the following:
- Diabetes care
- Low vision care and related assistive devices
- Photographs and other testing
- Quality measures
- Care at a hospital vs traditional provider vs optical shop, and and any differences between ophthalmologists and optometrists
- Care covered by traditional payers vs vision coverage vs self pay
- Prescription and fulfilment of glasses and contacts
We look forward to your help gathering information about the current state of and future needs of eye care data within the healthcare ecosystem. Please join us.
For those of you looking for the next SDOH deep dive, we feel that allowing the industry move forward a bit before our next discussion makes sense. We will hold the second installment in a few months.