THE IDEAL CENTER
According the the World Health Organization, 80% of all vision impairment can be prevented or cured. EYEmergencyMD seeks Federally Qualified Health Care Centers and Look Alikes with whom to partner in attacking the preventable blindness caused by ocular manifestations of chronic diseases such as Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, and Sickle Cell Disease.
According to the 2010 Global Burden of Disease Study, Diabetic eye disease is the fifth leading cause of blindness worldwide. This number could be significantly impacted by instituting screening protocols at the most convenient point of care: the primary care physician’s office.
Adding a screening program would add a minimum quantity of time and required man power, but has the potential to detect nearly 90% of those with retinopathy that is treatable, according the British studies where screening programs have been underway for many years. The coincident decreased burden on the healthcare system would also be significant.
The total economic burden of eye disorders and vision loss from all causes according to a report put out by the NORC at the University of Chicago is estimated to be $139 billion based on the 2011 US population and 2013 economics.
SOME CHARACTERISTICS WE LOOK FOR
- At least 75 square feet of available space to house necessary equipment
- Strong desire to make a significant impact on a vulnerable patient population
- Desire to start or expand telemedicine offerings
WHAT WE'RE DOING
EYEmergencyMD is providing the necessary equipment and board certified ophthalmologists to serve as on demand consultants and readers for screening exams in every US state and territory. We guarantee rapid response on demand and 24-48 hour turn around for screening exams.
We will partner with qualified FQHCs to provide the very best in synchronous and asynchronous telemedicine for patients' eye care needs. We will even assist with referring patients to a higher level of care when necessary to ensure a closed care loop.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Do you represent (or know someone who represents) an FQHC that wants to provide comprehensive, 360 degree care to your patients with chronic diseases? Contact us using the form below and a representative will contact you (or your referral) within 1 business day to walk you through the on-boarding process and get you ready to provide your patients with a full complement of care for their chronic diseases.
You'll complete a short form at the bottom of our Contact Us page.