While our primary goal is to improve the vision of Canadians, we want to do so in an environmentally responsible way. That's why we're doing our part as a company to be eco-responsible and protect our beautiful planet.
That's one of the reasons we've introduced the Electronic Medical Record (EMR).
The EMR contributes to environmental protection in several ways. Firstly, the electronic medical record eliminates the need for paper documents and forms, significantly reducing the amount of paper used in processes. Less paper means fewer trees cut and less waste. Using EMR also reduces the energy consumption associated with paper-based processes. Less paper used means less equipment needed for printing, scanning and physical storage of medical records, resulting in significant long-term energy savings.
The EMR enables easy, secure access to patient records, facilitating collaboration between optometrists, opticians and various healthcare professionals while reducing the need for physical travel.
It's important to note that setting up an EMR system requires investment in terms of technology and staff training.
However, the long-term environmental benefits and improvements in eye care and health are well worth the investment!