Banner Health to implement telehealth platform for eye care across 13 facilities

Phoenix-based Banner Health is deploying DigiSight Technologies' Paxos telehealth solution at 13 facilities across Arizona. The solution enables the health system to offer a teleophthalmology program.

The teleophthalmology program allows emergency room physicians to capture the image of a serious eye injury or other vision disorder and digitally transfer the image for review to EyeNet, a Phoenix-based group of ophthalmologists. The solution transfers the image in real time via HIPAA-compliant software.

Banner Health is now implementing the teleophthalmology program in ERs at 13 of its facilities.

"This program will help us reduce the time it takes for our patients to have specialist eye care expertise in our emergency rooms," said Deborah Dahl, vice president of patient care innovation at Banner Health. "Paxos is a cost-efficient and very mobile enterprise solution that enables us to capture and share the specific information needed for remote ophthalmic consultations."

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