SAN FRANCISCO, May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- With only 1 ophthalmologist per 17,000 people in the US, eye care providers need new innovations to efficiently address patient eye health needs in communities and health systems. DigiSight Technologies this week announced the introduction of mobile team-based collaboration features into its Paxos platform that enable efficient and remote provider-to-provider teleconsultations for eye-related disease. The platform will be showcased at this year's Association for Vision Research in Ophthalmology Annual Meeting (ARVO 2017) in Baltimore, MD.
Patient information, including images, can be captured by any provider and securely shared using the intuitive Paxos mobile application. Image capture is possible with any imaging system. DigiSight includes a cost-effective and portable mobile ophthalmic camera, Paxos Scope, with its software offering. Paxos Scope enables image capture of the anterior segment and retina. The device is FDA registered and has received a CE Mark. Via the Paxos software, such imaging can provide remote eye care specialists important information on eye conditions such as corneal abrasions, pupil abnormalities, retinal vascular issues, and diabetic eye diseases.
With Paxos, ophthalmologists can coordinate with other care providers in real-time, from the initial patient encounter to EHR documentation. This teleophthalmology solution is designed for consult services, community screening programs, rural healthcare, residency program call management and is especially useful for managing triage of eye injuries in the emergency room.
"We help handle eye emergencies in the busiest trauma center in the US. Without a teleophthalmology platform like Paxos, it is very challenging and inefficient to ascertain what we need to know remotely," says Robert Feldman, MD, Chair and Clinical Professor of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Texas, Houston. "With Paxos, remote ophthalmologists can collaborate with their non-eye care colleagues to efficiently triage patients with emergent and non-emergent eye conditions. It really allows us to make informed decisions about the next steps for care within minutes, like we never could before." Dr. Feldman is also a Richard S. Ruiz Distinguished University Chair at the Cizik Eye Clinic, UTHealth.
To learn more about the Paxos teleophthalmology solution, visit DigiSight at booth 3708 on the ARVO exhibit floor.
About DigiSight Technologies
DigiSight Technologies, Inc., based in San Francisco, is a software company developing provider-to-provider telehealth solutions for healthcare teams to examine eye health and coordinate patient care in real-time. Developed by renowned ophthalmologists, DigiSight is led by a team of health care and technology veterans and backed by blue-chip investors. For more information, please visit www.digisight.net.
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