IRIS Blog

The Sky’s the Limit for Vision Care

Posted by The IRIS Blog on Jul 20, 2016 8:32:22 AM

Technology is rapidly defining our present, while simultaneously shaping and impacting the future. Telemedicine has enabled us to carry out the core of our mission: to end preventable blindness. But it doesn’t stop here—new and improved technologies are always on the horizon.

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Topics: Eye Exams, Telemedicine

Improving Diabetic Eye Exam Compliance | Intelligent Retinal Imaging System

Posted by The IRIS Blog on Jun 9, 2016 4:32:04 PM


Improving Diabetic Eye Exam Compliance: Harris Health System Improves Care for Diabetics with New Retinal
Screening Program

Harris Health System was facing a significant backlog of timely screenings due to their volume of over 47,000 diabetic patients. Limited funding and a low number of skilled eye care professionals also contributed to the health care system’s inability to meet the demand.

“We needed a way to identify the patients at eminent risk for vision loss,” said Sanchez. “With our huge number of patients who are diabetic, we needed a filtering system to pinpoint those most at risk and tackle those first while putting others on hold and monitoring them along the way.”

Harris Health needed a cost effective solution to providing more comprehensive care to its diabetic population, operated by low level technicians, and interpreted by the highest skill level personnel, while saving significant dollars and identifying those at highest risk.
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Topics: Diabetic Eye Exam Compliance

Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems to Showcase Late Breaking Abstract at the American Diabetes Association's 76th Scientific Sessions

Posted by The IRIS Blog on Jun 9, 2016 10:43:06 AM

PENSACOLA, FL - June 7, 2016 (ADA Booth #358) - Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems (IRIS), developer of an FDA-cleared, cloud-based service to improve quality, access and costs for diabetic retinopathy exams (DREs), will be discussing the significance of a new abstract at the American Diabetes Association's (ADA’s) 76th Scientific Sessions.

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New Concern Heightens Importance of Early Eye Exams for People with Diabetes

Posted by The IRIS Blog on May 13, 2016 10:47:30 AM

For the approximately 30 million people in the U.S. with diabetes, it is now more important than ever that they schedule an eye exam to detect diabetic retinopathy as soon as possible. Here’s why:

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Topics: Eye Exams, Primary Care

Here’s to a Lifetime of Healthy Vision - Commemorating Save Your Vision Month!

Posted by The IRIS Blog on Mar 1, 2016 10:04:34 AM

March is National Save Your Vision month organized by the American Optometric Association.  Naturally aligned with the IRIS mission to prevent blindness for diabetic patients, Save Your Vision Month is a great way to help spread the word about early detection of diabetic retinopathy.

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Topics: Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Screenings

Preventing Blindness:  Diabetic Telemedicine Hits the Road

Posted by Heidi Lee Munson on Feb 23, 2016 3:30:00 AM

What do you get when #Diabetics, #Telemedicine Leaders, Pharmaceutical Companies, Physicians, Chefs, come together …?

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Topics: Patient Education, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Screenings, Primary Care, #tcoyd, #saveyoursight, #communityawareness, #diabeticeye

IRIS Receives Award for Product Innovation from Frost & Sullivan

Posted by The IRIS Blog on Feb 2, 2016 10:17:31 AM

At IRIS we are we our passionate about our mission to end preventable blindness. The countless stories of the people we have helped, and knowing that there are millions more out there who we can help is what keeps us going.

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Topics: Insider

IRIS Announces Start of 2nd Annual 30/30 Diabetic Retinal Screenings Campaign

Posted by The IRIS Blog on Nov 5, 2015 11:41:42 AM

Pensacola, FL – IRIS: Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems announced the launch of the 2nd Annual 30/30 Retinal Screening Campaign today.  The initiative emerged from a desire to raise awareness around the risks of eye disease in diabetic patients and to support the community.

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Topics: Patient Education, Retinal Screenings

Population Risk Adjustment via Diabetic Retinal Screenings in Primary Care

Posted by The IRIS Blog on Oct 9, 2015 10:47:19 AM

Risk adjustment in patient population management

Risk adjustment is a form of predictive modeling used to augment payments to health plans. Today’s risk adjustment model uses both population demographics and diagnoses to determine a risk score, which is defined as a relative measure of how costly patients are anticipated to be to the insurer. The goal of the model is to compensate health insurance plans for differences in enrollee health mix so that the sickest population is no longer adversely selected out due to costs.

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Topics: Providers, Retinal Screenings, Primary Care, IRIS

IRIS Named To "2015 Florida Companies To Watch" List

Posted by The IRIS Blog on Sep 8, 2015 5:04:02 PM

Pensacola, Fla. (September 3, 2015) — IRIS: Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems™ has been named to the prestigious 2015 Florida Companies to WatchSM award list by the economic development group GrowFL, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation.

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Topics: IRIS