On-line Access From Anywhere
Patient’s notes stored in this way can be accessed from anywhere in the world. For instance if Dr Dan -taking a well earned break skiing with his family in Switzerland – is called upon to give a second opinion, he can access all the patient’s files from his mountain top chalet.
Or if a patient wakes up on a Sunday morning with a question about his treatment, an ophthalmologist can review the situation from the comfort of his or her home – without having to physically go in to the clinic to be fully informed on the case.
Getting rid of patients’ paper notes is a tremendous advantage for all concerned and another way that the London Vision Clinic is able to improve its service.
Incidentally the only piece of paper which appeared – albeit briefly – during my extensive check up was about the size of a credit card receipt. It rolled out of a machine which measures and records the corneal thickness. Soon after, it too was scanned and added to my virtual file of notes.
Now where did I put my note book? Aha it’s here … buried under the “Must Do” file which is bursting with de-cluttering tips.