Vision and eye health in children 36 to

E. Eugenie Hartmann, Sandra S. Block, David K. Wallace, Shirley A. Russ, Joseph M. Miller, Murray Walker, Martha Dewey Bergren, Richard T. Bunner, Susan A. Cotter, Lynn A. Cyert, Holly Grason, Karen F. Hughes, Amy K. Hutchinson, Alex R. Kemper, Sandra Leonard, Stacy Ayn Lyons, Wendy L. Marsh-Tootle, Renee Mika, Bruce D. Moore, Nicole Pratt & 3 others Graham E. Quinn, Jean E. Ramsey, Michael X Repka

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Purpose. This article provides a rationale for developing an integrated data system for recording vision screening and eye care follow-up outcomes in preschool-aged children. The recommendations were developed by the National Expert Panel to the National Center for Children's Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness and funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services. Guidance is provided regarding specific elements to be included, as well as the characteristics and architecture of such a data system. Vision screening for preschool-aged children is endorsed by many organizations concerned with children's health issues. Currently, there is a lack of data on the proportion of children screened and no effective system to ensure that children who fail screenings access appropriate comprehensive eye examinations and follow-up care. Results. The expansion of currently existing, or developing integrated health information systems, which would include child-level vision screening data, as well as referral records and follow-up diagnosis and treatment, is consistent with the proposed national approach to an integrated health information system (National Health Information Infrastructure). Development of an integrated vision data system will enhance eye health for young children at three different levels: (1) the child level, (2) the health care provider level, and (3) an epidemiological level. Conclusions. It is critical that the end users, the professionals who screen children and the professionals who provide eye care, be involved in the development and implementation of the proposed integrated data systems. As essential stakeholders invested in ensuring quality eye care for children, this community of professionals should find increasing need and opportunities at local, state, and national levels to contribute to cooperative guidance for data system development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-30
Number of pages7
JournalOptometry and Vision Science
Volume92
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Information Systems
Vision Screening
Health Information Systems
Aftercare
Preschool Children
United States Health Resources and Services Administration
United States Dept. of Health and Human Services
Quality of Health Care
Health
Blindness
Child Health
Health Personnel
Health Status
Referral and Consultation
Organizations
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Children's vision
  • Integrated health care
  • Integrated medical database
  • State immunization information system (SIIS)
  • Vision screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Optometry

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Hartmann, E. E., Block, S. S., Wallace, D. K., Russ, S. A., Miller, J. M., Walker, M., ... Repka, M. X. (2015). Vision and eye health in children 36 to . Optometry and Vision Science, 92(1), 24-30.

Vision and eye health in children 36 to . / Hartmann, E. Eugenie; Block, Sandra S.; Wallace, David K.; Russ, Shirley A.; Miller, Joseph M.; Walker, Murray; Bergren, Martha Dewey; Bunner, Richard T.; Cotter, Susan A.; Cyert, Lynn A.; Grason, Holly; Hughes, Karen F.; Hutchinson, Amy K.; Kemper, Alex R.; Leonard, Sandra; Lyons, Stacy Ayn; Marsh-Tootle, Wendy L.; Mika, Renee; Moore, Bruce D.; Pratt, Nicole; Quinn, Graham E.; Ramsey, Jean E.; Repka, Michael X.

In: Optometry and Vision Science, Vol. 92, No. 1, 01.01.2015, p. 24-30.

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Hartmann, EE, Block, SS, Wallace, DK, Russ, SA, Miller, JM, Walker, M, Bergren, MD, Bunner, RT, Cotter, SA, Cyert, LA, Grason, H, Hughes, KF, Hutchinson, AK, Kemper, AR, Leonard, S, Lyons, SA, Marsh-Tootle, WL, Mika, R, Moore, BD, Pratt, N, Quinn, GE, Ramsey, JE & Repka, MX 2015, 'Vision and eye health in children 36 to ', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 92, no. 1, pp. 24-30.
Hartmann EE, Block SS, Wallace DK, Russ SA, Miller JM, Walker M et al. Vision and eye health in children 36 to . Optometry and Vision Science. 2015 Jan 1;92(1):24-30.
Hartmann, E. Eugenie ; Block, Sandra S. ; Wallace, David K. ; Russ, Shirley A. ; Miller, Joseph M. ; Walker, Murray ; Bergren, Martha Dewey ; Bunner, Richard T. ; Cotter, Susan A. ; Cyert, Lynn A. ; Grason, Holly ; Hughes, Karen F. ; Hutchinson, Amy K. ; Kemper, Alex R. ; Leonard, Sandra ; Lyons, Stacy Ayn ; Marsh-Tootle, Wendy L. ; Mika, Renee ; Moore, Bruce D. ; Pratt, Nicole ; Quinn, Graham E. ; Ramsey, Jean E. ; Repka, Michael X. / Vision and eye health in children 36 to . In: Optometry and Vision Science. 2015 ; Vol. 92, No. 1. pp. 24-30.
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