This technology is a software solution centered on a clinically-validated algorithm. This software solution accurately calculates the risk of sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy, one of the leading causes of blindness in the world. Based on an user-friendly individualized risk calculation, the solution facilitates early detection of the eye disease and allows healthcare professionals to provide personalized care to enhance patient’s clinical safety.
The unique software solution serves as a decision support tool to identify low, medium, and high-risk patients and charts the key risk factors for each patient. It can also recommend variable eye screening intervals, based on each patient’s risk profile, thereby ensuring that patients receive the right care at the right time.
The solution also supports doctor/patient dialogue by vividly demonstrating, in an easy-to-visualize way, how modifying key risk factors such as blood glucose (HbA1c) and blood pressure, can significantly lower the risk of vision loss. This motivates patients towards enhanced diabetes care and becoming more active participant in their own wellness journey.
This is a novel, sustainable solution in an area of high unmet medical need, where today’s methods alone are unsustainable. It can lead to enhanced clinical outcomes, increased diabetic eye screening capacity and potential healthcare cost savings of up to 60%. The technology provider is seeking collaboration opportunities with partners who are interested to adopt this solution for providing diabetic retinopathy care continuum, as well as potential IP licensees who are interested to integrate on the software Application Programming Interface (API) into existing healthcare systems.
The technology offers the following features and advantages:
This solution applies cutting edge science to improve diabetes care for both suppliers of healthcare services and patients by adding a layer of predictive modeling and risk stratification.
The solution can add great value for a number of stakeholders including :
The solution can be used by ophthalmology and endocrinology departments as well as other venues that offer more comprehensive diabetes care. The proven solution improves patient clinical outcomes and optimizes cost of care without any additional investment in staff or equipment and is easily integratable into any IT system.
While improving clinical outcomes for the patients with more personalized care, the technology also provides a unique opportunity to eliminate inefficiencies and wasteful healthcare spending by automating early detection of diabetic eye disease, optimizing resources and simplifying workflows.
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