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March 02, 2017
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SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT

Topcon’s New Slit Lamp

WEB TECH

Patient Engagement Initiative

TOOLS / SUPPLIES

Phantom Offers Lens Dye Packets

SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT

Topcon Intros Versatile, Affordable Slit Lamp


Product: Topcon SL-D301 Slit Lamp
Top Line: Topcon introduces the new SL-D301 slit lamp with three magnifications, photo and video capability and an affordable price.
Close Up: The SL-D301 is a basic clinical slit lamp that covers all aspects of an eye examination. It has a tower illumination system with a halogen bulb that houses the slit mechanism and four incorporated filters: cobalt blue, red-free, 13 percent neutral density and UV cut.
Vital Stats: The SL-D301 comes with a Galilean type observation system and has three magnifications (10x, 16x and 25x) adjustable by a rotating drum. It can be used with the R-900 and 870 model applanation tonometers.
The SL-D301 is digital-ready and can be easily upgraded to a fully featured digital photographic slit lamp with the addition of the optional DC-4 digital camera attachment, for clear, sharp and easy acquisition of color still and multiple images as well as video clips.
www.topconmedical.com/products/sld301.htm; (866) 922-6278

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WEB TECH

drchrono Integrates Physitrack’s Patient Engagement Toolkit Into Its Practice Management Platform


Product: drchrono and Physitrack Patient Engagement Toolkit
Top Line: drchrono, Inc., announced the integration of Physitrack’s unique patient engagement toolkit inside its practice management platform. This integration will make Physitrack’s telemedicine solution easily available to drchrono’s providers, giving them the ability to offer high quality care and follow up programs for their patients.
Close Up: Physitrack and drchrono are two of a select number of healthcare companies which closely collaborate with Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) as part of their Apple Mobility Partner Program, resulting in a smooth iOS integration. drchrono was the first EHR to build a native app for iPad and iPhone, and brings that expertise and experience to this combined solution.
Vital Stats: The digital patient engagement solution, developed by Physitrack and integrated with drchrono, will make it possible for healthcare practitioners to extend the scope of their work to offer smartphone, tablet and computer-based video consultations before, during or after in-patient treatments, while still being able to provide patients with clinical exercise programs, educational content or clinical outcomes tracking, all uniquely integrated into the video stream.
According to Michael Nusimow, CEO and co-founder of drchrono, “This is the first time both therapeutic patient engagement and secure video consultations has been combined inside a practice EHR in this way. drchrono is excited to offer healthcare practitioners this innovative technology, which is designed to enhance the patient journey and improve their outcomes. Practitioners will be able to conduct patient consultations through Physitrack regardless of their location, and document those consultations, tightly integrated with drchrono.”
Henrik Molin, CEO and co-founder of Physitrack commented, “While digital in-practice and remote care are on the agenda of healthcare systems all over the world, very few organizations have managed wide implementation of easily accessible and working solutions. Our integration with drchrono provides this unique combination of digital home exercise prescription and telehealth technology, and we are very excited to be part of this historical move.”
Starting in February, all of drchrono’s customers will have access to Physitrack through their drchrono EHR account, and will allow them to sign up for a Physitrack account at a discounted rate.
Molin added, “Eye doctors can use this for initial consultations via telehealth and they can stream their own eye exercises inside the telehealth window for patients to watch while on the call. They can also provide patients with eye exercises and educational content, like pre-op educational videos and PDFs, right in the app, as well as measure patient outcomes of their treatment with the built-in outcomes reporting tool.
www.drchrono.com

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TOOLS / SUPPLIES

Phantom Research Laboratories Intros Optisafe Lens Dye Packets


Product: Optisafe Lens Dye Packets
Top Line: OptiSafe Lens Dye Packets have been formulated by Phantom Research Laboratories after several years of research and development. They provide the most consistent, uniform colors in the least amount of time, according to Phantom Research. The molecular composition of the dyes allow for rapid penetration into the lens matrix, bonding to the lens and providing an excellent resistance to fading. Standard plastic (coated and uncoated), high-index, and polycarbonate lenses can be successfully tinted with OptiSafe Lens Dyes.
Close Up: Choose from a wide variety of colors to tint virtually every pair of sunglass and prescription lenses to customer satisfaction. The dyes are available in water-soluble dye packets, and are packaged in standard 10-packs.
Vital Stats: An online PDF catalog is available at www.lenscoloring.com/support.htm
www.phantomresearch.com; (800) 225-5559; (619) 449-7754

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