RetinaVue® Care Delivery Model

Helping primary healthcare providers improve patient outcomes while lowering population healthcare costs with:

1. Simple and affordable retinal cameras

2. HIPAA-compliant, FDA-cleared RetinaVue Network software

3. Ophthalmologists at RetinaVue, P.C., or your preferred eye specialist

RetinaVue Care Delivery Model

The RetinaVue care delivery model is effective, affordable and scalable.

  • Welch Allyn consultants will customize and operationalize across your organization.
  • Help improve quality measures and clinical documentation of chronic conditions.
  • Most commercial plans reimburse for retinal exams in primary care settings.

Helping to preserve vision in patients with diabetes through early detection

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Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness among working-age adults.1


Less than 50% compliance

Documented compliance with annual retinal exams is often less than 50%.3-6

95% prevention

With early detection, up to 95% of vision loss can be prevented.2

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RetinaVue care delivery model workflow:


Acquire

1. Acquire

Choose from an industry-leading portfolio of innovative handheld and desktop retinal camera options based on patient volume and workflow requirements.

Transfer

2. Transfer

Send encrypted images through an award-winning, HIPAA-compliant, FDA-cleared RetinaVue Network software platform.

Analyze

3. Analyze

Original and enhanced images are analyzed by state-licensed, board-certified ophthalmologists at RetinaVue, P.C., or by your preferred eye specialists.

Report

4. Report

Receive a complete diagnostic report from RetinaVue, P.C., including fundus images, ICD 10 codes and referral/care plan generally in one business day.

Innovative portfolio of retinal imaging technology

High-resolution 45-degree field of view, ISO 10940 optical standard and proprietary image-quality evaluation to help eliminate callbacks for re-imaging.


RetinaVue 100 Imager

RetinaVue 100 Handheld Imager

  • One-third the cost of tabletop retinal cameras
  • Touchless auto-focus and image capture for ease of use
  • Integrated wireless capabilities enable workflow flexibility 
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Topcon desktop imager

Tabletop Retinal Cameras

  • Minimal technique required to operate
  • Ideal in high-volume clinics with large diabetic populations
  • Best for offices with non-designated camera operators or high turnover areas

Award-winning, HIPAA-compliant, FDA-cleared RetinaVue Network software integrates with your EMR.

RetinaVue Network software includes population health management and quality reporting tools to more effectively manage retinal exam data by clinics and individual patients. To streamline documentation, RetinaVue care delivery model offers fully integrated, bi-directional interfaces with EMRs including Allscripts®, athenahealth, Cerner®, Epic, NextGen® and many others. A RetinaVue Network software subscription is required and priced per camera, per month.

RetinaVue Network EMR connectivity
The Joint Commission

Image analysis by ophthalmologists at RetinaVue, P.C., or by your preferred eye specialists.

Ophthalmologists and retina specialists at RetinaVue, P.C., will interpret retinal images with the aid of proprietary image enhancement software and prepare a comprehensive diagnostic report and referral/care plan generally in one business day–complete with ICD codes, signature and license number. RetinaVue, P.C., is the first tele-ophthalmology provider to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®. Professional medical services offered by RetinaVue, P.C., are priced on a per exam basis.

Help improve quality measures and clinical documentation of chronic conditions.

Accurate documentation of chronic conditions helps inform care planning, care delivery, appropriate coverage and quality performance.9 The quality measure for annual diabetic retinal exams (NQF #0055) is included in Medicare Advantage Star Ratings, CMS Quality Payment Program, and Medicare Shared Savings Program measures. Intercepting patients during routine primary care office visits can achieve up to 90% documented compliance in 12 months.8

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Patient compliance with diabetic retinal exams has been shown to more than double in twelve months.7

The best weapon against diabetic retinopathy is early detection, but compliance with diabetic retinal exams is low2,3–nationally, only 20 to 50% of patients comply.3-6 Yet, up to 95% of vision loss can be prevented if caught and treated early.2 By embedding diabetic retinal exams in primary healthcare settings to increase access to care, providers can achieve up to 90% diabetic retinal exam compliance in 12 months,7,8 thus helping to improve HEDIS quality measures, enhance patient satisfaction, and preserve vision.

Read the studies:



Telemedicine and Retinal Imaging for Improving Diabetic Retinopathy Evaluation



Comparing the Effectiveness of Telemedicine and Traditional Surveillance in Providing Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Examinations: A Randomized Controlled Trial


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* The RetinaVue 100 Imager meets international retinal camera standards ISO 10940:2009, ISO 15004-1 and ISO 15004-2

Sources:

1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. VHI. 2015. www.cdc.gov/visionhealth/basics/ced/. Accessed March 1, 2017.

2. National Eye Institute. 2016. https://nei.nih.gov/health/diabetic/retinopathy. Accessed March 9, 2017.

3. Sloan FA, Brown DS, Carlisle ES, et al. Health Serv Res. 2004; 39(5):1429–1448.

4. Lehigh Valley Health Network. http://scholarlyworks.lvhn.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1036&context=select-program. Accessed March 1, 2016.

5. Lee DJ, Kumar N, Feuer WJ, et al. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2014;2(1):e000031.

6. Rajput Y, Fisher M, Gu T, et al. IOVS. 2015; 56(7):1440.

7. Garg S, Jani PD, Kshirsagar AV, King B, Chaum E. Telemedicine and retinal images for improving diabetic retinopathy evaluation. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Oct 1:1-2.

8. Comparing the Effectiveness of Telemedicine and Traditional Surveillance in Providing Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Examinations: A Randomized Controlled Trial; Mansberger et al, Telemedicine and e-Health, Vol. 19 No. 12, Dec. 2013.

9. Understanding the Role of HCCs in Risk-Adjustment Programs; A Comprehensive Primer for Hierarchical Condition Categories, ©2017 Advisory Board, www.advisory.com