Flora Lum, M.D.Executive Director, The H. Dunbar Hoskins Jr., M.D. Center for Quality Eye CareDr. Flora Lum has 20 years of experience initiating and overseeing national programs to improve quality, monitor patient outcomes and develop evidence-based standards of care at the American Academy of Ophthalmology. (Read more…)
Flora Lum, MDExecutive Director, The H. Dunbar Hoskins Jr., M.D. Center for Quality Eye Care, American Academy of OphthalmologyDr. Lum is the Executive Director of the H. Dunbar Hoskins MD Center for Quality Eye Care, the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Policy Director for Quality of Care and Knowledge Base Development for the American Academy of Ophthalmology.She works with the Director and Advisory Board of the Hoskins Center to develop new quality and public health activities, including a clinical data registry for the collection of performance measures in eye care, and a vision screening program, EyeSmart™ EyeCheck, to identify individuals with visual impairment.She serves as co-Principal Investigator for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)- funded grant, RiGOR (Registry in Glaucoma Outcomes Research), a prospective observational study comparing the effectiveness of treatment strategies for primary open-angle Glaucoma from 2011-2013.She also serves as consultant for an Intraocular Lens Registry funded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.She oversees the quality of care and evidence-based activities of the Hoskins Center, including Preferred Practice Patterns, Ophthalmic Technology Assessments, Medicare data claim analyses, and performance measures which are incorporated into the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Servicesâ€™ Physicians Quality Reporting System, and the Practicing Ophthalmologists Learning System, upon which the Maintenance of Certification examination is based.She has directed the Academyâ€™s health information technology activities, including development of Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) standards, Systematized Nomenclature for Medicine (SNOMED) terminology, and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Eye Care testing and demonstrations as well as development of criteria for ophthalmology-specific electronic health records.
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