08.14.19

Cloud-Based Telemedicine Platform May Cut Unnecessary Ophthalmology Referrals

Source: Reuters Health

Implementation of a cloud-based telemedicine platform can reduce unnecessary ophthalmology referrals by more than half, according to a retrospective study from the UK, as reported by Reuters Health.

“Telemedicine offers the opportunity for collaborative working, education, and timely treatment in eye care,” Dr. Dawn A. Sim of Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in London, told Reuters Health by email.

Dr. Sim and colleagues implemented a cloud-based referral platform aimed at improving communication between optometrists and ophthalmologists.

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