Recommendation Summary

  • Compliant with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) standards.
  • Screening data input accepted from public health, educational, and primary health care settings.
  • Access to vision screening data given to licensed eye care providers (optometrists and ophthalmologists) and the ability to enter outcomes of comprehensive eye exams with needed follow-up services.
  • The data system design should enhance the interchange of information concerning specific children among ophthalmologists, optometrists, primary care providers, and community programs, any of whom would be able to inspect the successful completion of vision screening, screening referral, and limited follow-up plan for an individual child.
  • Families should be able to access the system to review medical information contained within the system, albeit without the ability to modify any data. 
  • The system should have a standard method of delivering vision screening results and a referral plan to the parents or guardian of the child screened.