Tag: ophthalmology

New developer challenge announced for ophthalmology imaging & patient records

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has announced the Ocular Imaging Developer Contest, a new Investing in Innovation Initiative (i2) developer challenge, focused on ending the fragmentation of ophthalmological imaging and patient record-keeping technologies. Ophthalmology specialists use a variety of measurement and imaging devices during exams to produce data and images in […]

iPhone matches computer workstations in remote opthalmology evaluation of diabetic retinopathy

mHealth Research Digest by Tim Bredrup Teleophthalmology, the electronic exchange of ophthalmic information to provide remote eye care services, has conventionally been executed on a standard office computer workstation. However, ophthalmologists in Pittsburgh, PA recently compared the diagnostic capability of an iPhone against a typical computer workstation for remote photographic evaluation of the fundus in […]

Diagnosing Ocular Pathologies Via the iPhone in Impoverished Rural Areas

Imagine a rural screening center that has a technician taking snapshots of retinas and then uploading those pictures to a server that allows them to be viewed through an iPhone App for ophthalmologists to see.  The ophthalmologist can comment on the picture, diagnose, and then formulate a plan if follow up treatment is necessary. This […]