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.
Improving Diabetic Eye Exam Compliance: Harris Health System Improves Care for Diabetics with New Retinal
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.
Topics: Diabetic Eye Exam Compliance
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.
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:
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.
What do you get when #Diabetics, #Telemedicine Leaders, Pharmaceutical Companies, Physicians, Chefs, come together …?
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.
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.
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.
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.