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Electronic Medical Records – Standards for UK Ophthalmology Services

  • 20 Dec 2021
  • John Somner, Melanie Hingorani, John Sparrow

This document, based on published evidence and consensus expert opinion, is designed to indicate how EMRs can be expected to best support the aims of the Royal College and its members in providing high quality ophthalmic care. They are standards which specifically address, or are considered particularly pertinent to, ophthalmic care and do not attempt to cover generic ground which has been comprehensively described or laid out in separate standards elsewhere. Instead they aim to focus on a small number of key areas. It is not expected that most EMR vendors will comply with all the standards but the minimum standards are indicated by a “must”.