DIABETIC RETINOPATHY MONITORING SERVICES
Digifundus is a leading provider of diabetic retinopathy monitoring services in Finland, which is certified pursuant to ISO 9001:2008. Digifundus has been rendering diabetic retinopathy photography services since the year 2000. Ophthalmic photographers of Digifundus take annually approximately 40 000 fundus photographs, and every year ophthalmologists of Digifundus render more than 15 000 opinions on retinopathy. Digifundus arranges fundus photography in over 140 municipalities of 13 health care districts for every third diabetes sufferer in Finland.
Digifundus offers a high-quality, affordable, and effortless for patients alternative for handling screening and monitoring services provided to diabetics diabetic retinopathy within a district at a high level of quality and in an easy and cost-saving way.
The objective of the diabetic retinopathy screening services provided by Digifundus is to detect the very first changes pointing to retinopathy, while the objective of the monitoring services is early identification of any changes in the fundus that could threaten vision, and referring the patient for treatment in good time. The goal is to reduce visual impairment to the maximum extent possible, which has obvious significance in terms of national economy as well as quality of life.
OUR COMPLETE SERVICE CHAIN INCLUDES:
making appointments for screened patients and inviting them to the fundus photography session
changing the appointment by telephone and over the internet
administering dilating eye drops
recording preliminary information
carrying out digital fundus photography
interpretation of the initial stage of fundus photographs
providing ophthalmologist’s opinion
storing fundus photographs in the customer’s digital images archive
referral to the ophthalmology clinic
delivery of opinions to the patient
integration of the opinions into the customer’s patient database
maintaining an updated patient waiting lists
reports to the customer
The fundus photography process is flexible for the customer. The dates of photography sessions are agreed with the customer, and on these dates the ophthalmic photographer of Digifundus comes to the customer’s facility to carry out fundus photography for diabetes patients. The specialist of Digifundus carrying out preliminary interpretation drafts statements pertaining to normal fundus photos and those displaying slight changes, and the remaining images are sent via safe data transmission channels via the remote opinion system to an ophthalmologist for rendering the opinion.
The diabetic retinopathy screening and monitoring service of Digifundus is fully digital, starting from taking fundus photos to completing the ophthalmologist’s opinion. The opinion drafted by the specialists preparing initial statements, and the opinions rendered by ophthalmologists are promptly delivered to the customer in an electronic form. Digital fundus photographs are stored in the customer’s digital images archive. If necessary, opinions can be integrated directly into the customer’s patient data system. Diagnoses contained in opinions, and treatment recommendations are in line with the current diabetic retinopathy treatment guidelines.