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Bringing EMR Connectivity to Instrument-Based Vision Screening Workflows

Bringing EMR Connectivity to Instrument-Based Vision Screening Workflows

You’ve probably seen that your electronic health records (EHR) system has enabled higher quality and safer care for your patients.1

Your EHR1:

  • Provides accurate, current and complete patient information at the point of care.
  • Securely shares electronic information with patients and other clinicians.
  • Improves patient/provider interaction and communication.
  • Enables more reliable prescribing.
  • Reduces costs through decreased paperwork, improved safety and reduced duplicative testing.

Your organization can recognize similar efficiencies and savings by automating data exchange between EMR platforms and instrument-based vision screeners.

Automated delivery of data is possible with the Welch Allyn SpotConnect application for the Welch Allyn Spot Vision Screener. SpotConnect initiates secure, HIPAA-compliant data transfers and eliminates extra steps clinicians would otherwise have to take.

Vision screening reports are most often input manually into the EMR, a process that can be time-consuming and error prone.1 With SpotConnect, the clinician’s workflow is streamlined by allowing the EMR to directly communicate with the device to send orders, receive results and attach reports to patients’ charts.

This new automated workflow is desirable for staff and providers because it:

  • Reduces manual processes and potential transcription errors
  • Enables secure patient data sharing
  • Provides real-time access to critical patient data across the care team
  • Leverages existing investments in Epic and Cerner EMR systems

80% of vision disorders in children can be prevented or cured with early detection and treatment.2 Uncorrected vision disorders can impair child development, lead to behaviors issues in the classroom, interfere with early literacy and learning, and may even result in permanent vision loss.3

With the SpotConnect app, healthcare organizations like yours can help save sight in children7 and create efficient patient data transfer into the EMR — a desirable workflow for staff and providers.

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Spot Vision Screener

Spot Vision Screener

The Spot Vision Screener is a handheld, portable ocular screening device designed to detect amblyopia vision issues quickly4 and easily4. Minimal training is required to capture images from a non-invasive, three-foot distance using the fixation target and sounds that help keep a child’s focus. In fact, Spot Vision Screener can capture readings 97% of the time.5

Spot Vision Screener:

✔ Out-of-the-box handheld camera
✔ Point-and-shoot auto-capture of both eyes in seconds
✔ Simple, clear results displayed on a bright touchscreen
✔ Built-in printer driver for wireless report printing

Supports AAP screening guidelines for the early detection of amblyopic risk factors6

  1. What are the advantages of electronic health records? Accessed September 15, 2023.
  2. "80% of Visual Impairment Can Be Avoided or Cured.” Central European Journal of Public Health 12, no. 1 (March 2004): 31.
  3. National Association of School Nurses. Vision and Eye Health. Accessed March 6, 2024.
  4. American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Photoscreening. Accessed July 6, 2023.
  5. Crescioni M, Miller JM, Harvey EM. Accuracy of the Spot and Plusoptix photoscreeners for detection of astigmatism. J AAPOS. 2015 Oct; 19(5):435-40.
  6. American Academy of Pediatrics. Accessed January 19, 2023
  7. Prevent Blindness. Children’s Vision Screening and Intervention. Accessed July 6, 2023.
Baxter, Hillrom, Spot, SpotConnect and Welch Allyn are trademarks of Baxter International Inc. or its subsidiaries.

Cerner is a trademark of Cerner Corporation.

Epic is a trademark of Epic Systems Corporation.
US-FLC158-240005 (v1.0) 03/2024