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Subspecialties Business and Innovation, Retina, Practice Management, Imaging & Diagnostics, Health Economics and Policy

Getting Eye Care Down to a Science

There is a very timely need in the retina subspecialty to transition to new, digitally-enabled models of care, and then implement them into real-life practice. To get there, we need to use the capabilities of digital health technologies, including telemedicine and AI decision-support systems – tools that can help professionals make diagnostic and management decisions for patients with common retinal conditions and at the same time improve the patient experience of care. Such tools require a number of validation processes, as well as evidence gathered through what is known as “implementation science,” so that we can better understand their place in clinical practice.

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