Eye Care Picture Archive and Communication System
Network HL7 DICOM
Interfaces / Features and Functions
Instrument data Image data Connectivity management
Autorefractors, Keratometers Computer Phoropters Lensmeters, NCTs etc.
Fundus cameras Slit lamp cameras Image systems
OCTs Biometry data IOL master etc.
PeriData Trend analysis All in one
Set of designs Standard symbols Drawing on images
Reports and letters Consent forms Test data
Comprehensive review tool Customization for subspecialties Trend charts and images
Connectivity Guarantee Upgrade Potential Contacts
ecPACS stands for “Eye Care Picture Archive and Communication System”. It is the unique “all in one” software for eye care professionals to manage equipment – and picture data in a complete and open network application. ecPACS can be combined with any professional EMR / EHR system and Practice Management – or Hospital Information System (PMS / HIS) ecPACS is IHE compliant and offers the relevant connectivity: - HL7 (Health Level Seven) - DICOM - EDIFACT www.ifa4emr.com for more information
All in one
2. Interfaces / Features and Functions Standard Data Management - Patient demographic data - Diagnosis Codes (ICD format) - Text entries Management of Equipment Data - Objective refraction (25+ autorefractors) - Subjective refraction (10+ computer phoropters) - IOP (10+ NCT devices) - Keratometer data (10+ autokeratometer)
Output and View Management - Dashboard reviews - Complete screen reviews - Printout - Patient education features
Management of Test Data and Images - OCT Import - RT Import - Topography import - Biometry import - Visual Field Software (PeriData) - Fundus Cameras - Slit Lamp Video/Images - Eye Draws (patterns for all sub specialties) - Scanned documents
Connectivity Management - HL7 (V2.x) for HIS/PMS - DICOM viewer - DICOM communication
ecPACS combined and integrated with any existing EHR/PMS based on IHE standards such as HL7 V2.xx and DICOM (DICOM conformance statement)
ecPACS can be upgraded to the complete ifa PREMIUM EMR with structured findings, clinical decision support, clinical queries etc.. ecPACS license: Workstation license of PREMIUM version 45% (all other prices for interfaces and services are according to the PREMIUM price list).
3. Basic Equipment
In every eye care environment equipment test data play an important role. All these instruments offer digital output features for exporting patient data into other digital systems. ecPACS offers these interfaces for: -
Autorefractors Keratomenters NCTs Computer Phoropters Lensmeters Combi-Instruments
The data are stored in structured formats for all kind of data report and research.
More than 450 interfaces can be provided
4. Image Systems
ecPACS is an image oriented EMR concept dedicated to and developed for all ophthalmic requirements. Images can be imported from primary sources (fundus cameras, slit lamp cameras, other digital cameras) and from secondary image systems from all leading vendors. ecPACS allows additional comfort procedures: -
Drawing on images Comparing images Reporting images (with text) Communication images
ecPACS is designed for the latest and “state of the art” monitor technology.
The “vision” is most important
5. Specialty software
Innovative diagnostic equipment provides comprehensive images and other BLOBs (binary large objects) which are important components of the medical patient chart. Depending on the device ecPACS allows import of PDF or similar files and / or connect directly to the patient database (from the workstation or linked to the server). Systems from all leading vendors can be connected: -
Heidelberg Engineering Oculus Optovue Topcon Zeiss Meditec etc.
Images can be displayed with many monitor concepts (Pad computer, Split screen, Dual monitor)
All EMR versions are available for Apple iPad
6. Perimetry Software
Visual field analysis makes only sense with comprehensive trend calculating concepts. ecPACS is compatible with the leading international visual field software PeriData, which is fully integrated into the ecPACS data base. With PeriData visual fields from many perimetry systems can be imported and stored in one data base. That is an important benefit if using different systems / brands in the clinic or / and when changing the visual field analyzing devices. Another benefit of ecPACS is the ability to store visual field files and e.g. IOP data in one system and display these with the â€œDashboardâ€? features.
The perfect art of visual field analysis
7. Eye Draw
“A picture is worth a thousand words” Eye Draw is the comprehensive drawing tool of complex graphical eye care findings for all subspecialties. More than 20 background designs and more than 50 standardized symbols are available for these subspecialties: -
Retina Glaucoma e.g. Gonioscopy Surgery (Cataract / Refractive) Oculoplastics Pediatric Ophthalmology
The user can define more individual symbols and also draw on original images. ecPACS allows also to draw on original patient images (e.g. fundus images).
The drawings can be integrated into the „Dashboard“
8. Scanned Documents
ecPACS is designed to provide the paperless clinic. All relevant documents can be scanned into the database. With â€œstate of the artâ€? scanner technology the import of existing patient charts, letters and forms or test prints is easy and very comfortable.
ecPACS allows the definition of various classes for all kind of scanned objects to provide user friendly access for patient charts with long history.
9. Dashboard (Review)
The review „design“ is key for the functionality of image based medical record systems. With the “Dashboard” concept ecPACS offers the most advanced tool for reviewing all kind of digital ophthalmic data. Dashboards are developed for all subspecialties representing the most important and relevant visual objects (IOP- and VACharts, eye draw objects, images, OCT – and other digital test documents, scanned objects etc.)
The dashboard is ideal also to be displayed on pad computers such as the iPad product line.
ecPACS for iPad
10. Connectivity Guarantee
The investment risk of ophthalmologists can only be eliminated by legal guarantees. The full range of benefits of an ophthalmic EMR and PAC systems can only be fully realized when all data sources are completely integrated. Digital devices are necessary for clinic and practice workflows. ifa guarantees that all these devices will be integrated into to the HIS or PMS program, thus the maximum benefit can be realized. ifa guarantees that its users will have full integration of all standard ophthalmic devices, assuming the cooperation of all vendors of ophthalmic devices. ifa supports the international standards as documented by the IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprises) and provide these standards integrated into ecPACS.
ecPACS is future oriented: supporting open standards and ensuring connectivity
11. Upgrade Potential
The ecPACS is fully compatible with the complete ifa PREMIUM EMR (certified according to the USA ONC-requirements). The additional documentation functionality with medical history, findings, test interpretation and therapies etc. can be licensed at any time.
With the upgrade the EMR system becomes fully compliant with the stimulus requirements (meaningful use of data). The ecPACS can also be connected with any other certified EMR / EHR systems based on the HL7 standard data exchange functionalities.
For further information on ecPACS: www.ifa4emr.com, www.ifasystems.com Contacts: America (USA, Canady, Latin America) ifa united i-tech Inc. 1850 SE 17th Street â€“ Suite 107 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316, USA +1 888-443-2367 Europe, Asia, Arabian Countries, Africa ifa systems AG Augustinusstr. 11b 50226 Frechen, Germany +49 2234-933670
Published on Mar 21, 2011
ecPACS stands for “Eye Care Picture Archive and Communication System”. It is the unique “all in one” software for eye care professionals to...