Real-Time Remote Imaging 

By Mike Hunter

Banner Health, in partnership with DigiSight Technologies, a San Francisco-based digital health company, and EyeNet, a group of Phoenix-based community ophthalmologists, has launched Paxos — a telehealth solution that enables healthcare teams to collaborate and make informed decisions at the point of care — at 13 of its facilities across Arizona.

Replacing real-time care for what is commonly many hours of waiting, this new teleophthalmology program allows emergency room doctors to capture the image of a serious eye injury or other vision disorder and digitally transfer that image to an ophthalmology expert. The Paxos technology uses a specialized adapter (FDA Class II registered) that takes pictures of the front of the eye and retina using a smartphone, and includes cloud- and mobile-phone-based HIPAA-compliant software to allow secure transmission of various vision and ocular tests.

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