Specsavers has launched a new HealthHub website to share updates on detection, referral and treatment progress for key eye conditions and on the use of optometry services in New Zealand and Australia. The main objective of the site is to record and share insights on eye health with the wider industry, as evidenced by the latest patient data.
HealthHub is an evolution of Specsavers annual Eye Health Report, which was published in 2018 and 2019, in an effort to share with the ophthalmic and healthcare community what has been learned from multiple eye care initiatives and investments by publishing the measured outcomes of the programmes themselves, supported by anonymised Specsavers eye health data.
HealthHub is a continuation of Specsavers’ stated mission to work collaboratively with the eye health industry, health stakeholders and governments in Australia and New Zealand to improve patient outcomes and work towards eliminating preventable vision loss from our communities. It includes content written by Specsavers staff but also by external contributors including health providers, specialists and patient support groups.
The site is focussed on using real data to benchmark and report on outcomes across key areas of eye health strategy, including eye conditions and diseases such as glaucoma and diabetes, eye care utilisation across both countries as well as indigenous eye health.
Since its launch in early October, HealthHub has featured data on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as updated data on glaucoma and visual field testing rates and Medicare utilisation.
Healthhub is now live at: healthhub-anz.com