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Digital Healthcare Announces MacGregor Medical Center San Antonio to Utilize Retasure for Retinal Imaging Assessment
Date:11/30/2007

Progressive Clinic Will Offer Assessments for Diabetic Retinopathy, a

Leading Cause of Blindness

WAKE FOREST, N.C., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Healthcare, a Wake Forest, NC company specializing in retinal risk assessment for diabetics, announced today that MacGregor Medical Center of San Antonio, Texas has selected the Retasure solution to provide retinal imaging risk assessment.

MacGregor Medical Center is a ten physician primary care practice offering a broad spectrum of primary care services, including preventative care, physicals and immunizations. The Center also provides special services for diabetic and hypertensive patients. The MacGregor physicians are committed to providing quality healthcare to improve patients' quality of life. To advance their quality care efforts, the MacGregor physicians are implementing advanced technology tools, including electronic medical records and electronic prescription transmission.

"MacGregor physicians are known in their community to consider their patients' welfare first," said Scott Sanner, Senior Vice President, North American Operations of Digital Healthcare. "We are pleased that they understand the value of using the Retasure solution to provide patients greater access to eye assessments to fight against diabetic retinopathy and blindness."

"Retinal scanning by the Retasure system will allow us to provide more comprehensive services to our many diabetic patients in one visit," said Dennis Oliver, MD. "It will be especially valuable for those patients too busy in their everyday lives to get that needed eye exam or those who can little afford an extra co-pay for a specialist."

The FDA-approved 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, HIPPA 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 21 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.


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