PARAMUS, N.J. /Publishers Newswire/ — Topcon Medical Systems announced today that the mobile version of its successful EyeRoute(R) Image Management Suite is now available as a dedicated iPhone application from the Apple(R) iTunes store in North America. First presented in October 2009 at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting in San Francisco, EyeRoute Mobile sets the stage for connectivity on the go. Ophthalmologists who have incorporated the EyeRoute in their practice, can now securely access images and reports from any 3GS-compatible iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, via EyeRoute Mobile even when out of the clinic, from anywhere Internet connectivity is available.
Using the EyeRoute(R) Mobile’s intuitive touch screen, patient images stored in EyeRoute can be listed by modality or visit date, and reviewed, panned, zoomed, enhanced, and annotated with text and audio dictation options. Once reviewed, a smart integrated messaging system allows users to share information with other EyeRoute users through the network.
Dr. Julia Haller, MD, Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at Wills Eye Hospital, among the very first users of the EyeRoute(R) Mobile, states that, “I view this new addition to the EyeRoute suite as a veritable boon in enabling practitioners to stay connected wherever they are in the world. Now, more than ever before, with Topcon’s EyeRoute iPhone application all members of the Wills Eye network, including those working in, remote areas can connect with our EyeRoute patient database on-the-go.”
The EyeRoute(R) Mobile application can be downloaded from the Apple iTunes store, at an attractive early adopter price of $19.99 for the first year. Even users who currently do not utilize EyeRoute in their practice still gain access to an extensive demo database of images and pathologies and the various viewing and editing features. Customers who utilize EyeRoute in their practice can then activate the link to the mobile application and gain access to their own EyeRoute database. A 3GS-compatible iPhone with an OS 3.0 provides optimal performance and is recommended for integration with EyeRoute Mobile.
“In our quest to provide practitioners with enhanced diagnostic solutions, at Topcon Medical we believe that the integration of EyeRoute with the iPhone will enable eye care professionals to achieve greater workflow efficiencies and benefit both practitioners and patients with significant time and cost savings owing to its virtually anywhere, anytime access for quick reference,” says Katrin Teigeler, VP of Marketing at Topcon.
About EyeRoute Image Management Suite:
The EyeRoute Ophthalmic Image Management System integrates images and reports from Topcon and over 100 other manufacturers’ systems into a single, secure, digital environment. With the ability to view, compare, annotate and transmit patient images seamlessly, EyeRoute provides for fluent workflow efficiency and helps the transition to a paperless environment. The web-browser based system allows for rapid access to patient information, anytime, from virtually anywhere, including workstations, remote computers or even the iPhone. Designed as a scalable and flexible solution, EyeRoute integrates with most EMR’s, is fully standards compliant (DICOM, HL7) and scalable to fit practices today and tomorrow.
About Topcon Medical Systems, Inc.:
Topcon Medical Systems, Inc. (TMS) is a market leader in diagnostic imaging technologies and connectivity solutions for ophthalmology. For over 35 years, TMS has been developing and manufacturing state-of-the-art instrumentation, including the first 3D-OCT system, a wide range of mydriatic and non-mydriatic digital fundus cameras, slit lamps, autorefractors and keratometers. TMS’ EyeRoute(R) Image Management System allows for the seamless integration of Topcon’s and other manufacturers’ devices. Based in Paramus, NJ, TMS is responsible for the entire Americas region, including dealer sales, corporate accounts and is also headquarters of the Advanced Technology Products Division. TMS is a division of Topcon America Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Topcon Corporation of Tokyo, Japan.