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Leading Health IT in Ophthalmology

EMR for Eye Care Professionals Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Picture Archive and Communication Systems (PACS)

The ifa group is the leading international provider for electronic medical record (EMR/EHR) and picture archive and communication systems (PACS) in ophthalmology. Every day more than 10.000 eye care professionals and their teams around the world use the famous software with the “red dot�. The EMR and PACS applications are available in 10 languages and are installed in more than 20 countries around the world. Every day ifa systems manage more than 200.000 patient cases and more than 80 million patient visits are stored in local and wide area ifa networks for more than 20 years.

ifa united i-tech Inc., 1850 SE 17th Street, Suite 107, Fort Lauderdale , FL 33316, USA

Telemedicine in Ophthalmology Teleretinal services for diabetes patients and other diseases (AMD, glaucoma etc.)

Inoveon is the proven expert in detection, staging, and monitoring of diabetic retinopathy and macular edema. Built on its patented DR3DT™ system, Inoveon helps eye care professionals create and manage a completely turnkey on-site system. The benefit is that physicians in a variety of settings can easily implement the “gold standard” of quality care developed by the National Institutes of Health and used in clinical trials like the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) in day-to-day practice in their own clinics. In Inoveon data bases more than 110.000 patient cases are stored.

Inoveon Corp., 800 Research Parkway, Suite 370, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA

EDC for Clinical Research Electronic Data Capture for all phases of clinical studies in ophthalmology

Analysis and evaluation of clinical data is one of the main topics in Health IT (HIT). Integration AG is the leading provider of EDC (Electronic Data Capture) in ophthalmology. The web based “state-of-the-art� technology platforms host clinical studies and quality registries in the area of cataract and refractive surgery, retinal diseases and glaucoma. More than 600.000 data sets of patients with eye diseases are managed by integration AG systems to improve the quality of eye care worldwide.

integration.AG, Augustinusstr. 11b, 50226 Frechen / Cologne, Germany

Leading Health IT in Ophthalmology Definition of Health IT Health information technology (HIT) provides the umbrella framework to describe the comprehensive management of health information across computerized systems and its secure exchange between consumers, providers, government and quality entities, and insurers. Health information technology (HIT) is in general increasingly viewed as the most promising tool for improving the overall quality, safety and efficiency of the health delivery system (Chaudhry et al., 2006)

Vision and Mission The ifa mission and vision is to improve professional eye care for the benefit of patients, physicians and their teams. To this end, ifa is committed to provide and support intuitive, state-of-the-art health information technology (HIT) solutions that increase clinical and administrative efficiencies while achieving the highest levels of quality outcomes, user comfort and customer satisfaction

Services and Quality The ifa team members represent more than 1.000 combined years of experiences in ophthalmic health IT. Approx. 100 specialists around the world support users of EMR, telemedicine and EDC applications. The 24/7 support is managed from locations in Europe and America. Quality is the main topic for customer satisfaction. The ISO 9001:2008 certification documents the high quality and efficiency standards. The ifa EMR software is also ONC (US government) certified (ARRA EHR incentive program).

Solutions dedicated to Ophthalmology Health information technology (HIT) is the future of “state-of-the-art” ophthalmology. Data become information, information becomes knowledge, knowledge supports clinical quality.

The Data Model makes the difference Structured data for “meaningful use” are the key for success. The ifa group of companies provides “turnkey solutions” based on compatible data sets for all subspecialties in ophthalmology (such as cataract and refractive surgery, retinal diseases, glaucoma, pediatric ophthalmology, oculoplastics etc.). The unique ifa data model supports international open standards (SNOMED and LOINC terminology, HL7 and DICOM data management). Connectivity is guaranteed: more than 450 interfaces connecting instruments and HIS/PMS make ifa unique around the world of eye care.

ifa systems AG, Augustinusstr. 11b, 50226 Frechen, Germany

Leading Health IT in Ophthalmology  

This brochure gives an overview of the product range of the ifa group of companies (ifa systems AG, ifa united i-tech Inc., integration.AG,...