THE IDEAL CENTER
According the the World Health Organization, 80% of all vision impairment can be prevented or cured. EYEmergencyMD seeks proactive primary care offices and clinics with whom to partner in attacking the preventable blindness caused by ocular manifestations of chronic diseases such as Diabetes Mellitus.
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.
Data from British studies where screening programs have been underway for many years indicates that adding a screening program would add a minimum quantity of time and required manpower, but has the potential to detect nearly 90% of those with treatable retinopathy. 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
Significant diabetic patient population, or a desire to reach new diabetic patients
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 24-48 hour turn around time for screening exams.
We will partner with qualified centers to provide the very best in asynchronous telemedicine for all of your diabetic patients. 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
If you or someone you know wants to provide a convenient point of screening to patients with diabetes, simply contact us using the form below. A representative will contact you within 1 business day to walk you through the on-boarding process and get you or your contact ready to provide patients with a full complement of care for diabetes.
*You'll complete a short form at the bottom of our Contact Us page.