Digital Healthcare, a Cambridge company that is the UK’s leading supplier of software for diabetic retinal screening programmes and ophthalmology, has scooped a top prize at the Microsoft Healthcare Users Group (MS-HUG) Annual Awards 2006, which recognise outstanding technology innovations that improve patient healthcare.
Digital Healthcare has won the Best in Class Partner Award in the Acute Care – Clinical/Patient Information Systems Category for OptoMize iP its innovative software system that is used in community eye screening programmes to detect and monitor diabetic retinopathy, a disease of the retina which is the single largest cause of blindness in the UK. The software combines an advanced digital imaging system, which captures digital images of the retina, with a fully-automated electronic patient administration system.
Over 150 entries were received by the judges and Digital Healthcare beat 15 other entrants in the Acute Category which rewards the best clinical or patient information system in an acute care setting.
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