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Carilion Clinic Invests in Sight Saving Technology to Improve Patient Care: Carilion Clinic Teams Up with Retasure
Date:8/29/2008

Carilion Clinic teams up with Retasure

Wake Forest, NC (PRWEB) August 29, 2008 -- Digital Healthcare, a Wake Forest, NC company specializing in risk assessment for diabetics, recently announced that the Carilion Clinic of Virginia has selected the Retasure solution to provide retinal imaging risk assessment to diabetic patients.

Carilion Medical Group is one of the largest physician practices in Virginia, and is the largest primary care group in the state. It consists of more than 200 physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in 70 offices across western Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. The practice provides care to more than 2,500 diabetics in the region.

"Carilion Medical Group is a very important healthcare provider in this community," says Scott Sanner, Senior Vice President for Digital Healthcare's North American Operations. "They see a large number of patients at risk for vision loss, but it is estimated that up to half of these patients do not have regular eye exams. Being assessed for retinopathy through their PCP will undoubtedly lead to earlier detection -- and prevention -- of vision loss."

The FDA-approved and HEDIS compliant Retasure program provides a simple, affordable, and non-invasive solution that allows physicians to capture their patients' retinal images during a three to five minute procedure. Images are transmitted over a secure, HIPAA compliant network to an accredited reading center. A state-licensed and board-certified ophthalmologist reviews the images and results are returned to the original physician within 72 hours.

There are an estimated 20 million diabetic patients in the US, but only about half have any retinal assessments, despite a high risk of diabetic retinopathy. The National Eye Institute indicates diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness among working age American adults. More than a million patients around the world have received a retinal risk assessment using Digital Healthcare software.

About Digital Healthcare
Digital Healthcare is the global leader in retinal risk assessment. They are the world's leading provider of care management programs for diabetic retinopathy. Their award-winning MS-HUG technology is used by leading hospitals and research centers including University Hospitals Case Medical Center at Case Western Reserve University, The Wilmer Eye Institute at The Johns Hopkins University and the United States Military. Digital Healthcare's Retasure solution offers several advantages for primary care and endocrinologist physicians and their patients: It can be operated by non-clinicians; it is non-invasive and requires no dilation; it obtains exceptionally high-quality digital images of the retina using a simple-to-operate fundus camera; it returns results quickly to the ordering physicians; and it encourages patient compliance for retinal evaluation and comprehensive eye examinations.

For additional information, please visit www.retasure.com.

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