Telemedix Showcases Eye Care Delivered to Patients at National Association of Vision Care Plans

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - May 7, 2019 - PRLog -- Keith Thompson MD, CEO and Co-founder of Telmedix, an Atlanta-based digital healthcare/telemedicine company, told attendees at the National Association of Vision Care Plans annual meeting in Washington DC that "the convergence of high-speed connectivity, miniaturized diagnostics and artificial intelligence "AI" now enable radically new ways to deliver eye care and other medical specialty services with breakthroughs in efficiency and access."

Telmedix delivers comprehensive eye care and optical retail services directly to primary care clinics, on-site and on-demand via telemedicine.

Bringing Eye Care to Primary Care Clinics via Telemedicine: Telmedix's first deployment is in a busy primary care clinic in Atlanta where up to one in three patients have diabetes, glaucoma or other undiagnosed sight-threatening diseases. With Telmedix, these patients receive comprehensive eye exams on the PCP campus by off-site eye doctors - often on the same day as their PCP visit.

Bringing eye care on-site to the primary care clinic has dramatically increased the number of at-risk PCP patients diagnosed with sight-threatening diseases. Telmedix also provides PCP patients with affordable eyewear through a small optical dispensary. Most PCP patients have awarded Telmedix with four and five star ratings, indicating a high consumer acceptance of the new technology and delivery system.

Doubling Doctor Productivity: By digitizing workflow, Telmedix can also double or triple the productivity of optometrists and ophthalmologists. In a conventional eye exam, the doctor must tediously examine the patient's eyes with specialized imaging devices. The Telmedix Virtual Patient Exam employs high resolution imaging tests performed by technicians who load images and data into a UHD workstation that the doctor can efficiently review, either onsite with the patient or remotely through the Internet.

The Telmedix System also employs AI algorithms to flag abnormalities to help the doctor quickly arrive at an accurate diagnosis. These features allow eye doctors to double the number of patients that they can see per hour, Thompson explains.

About Telmedix: The Company plans to add other medical specialty services to the Telmedix platform and to deploy additional systems in other Federally Qualified Health Centers in Georgia. FQHCs with Telmedix become a more valuable medical home for their patients by offering more medical services on-site. "With over 100 million eye exams performed annually in the US, eye care is a ripe for new delivery systems that increase access, affordability and quality." Thompson told NAVCP members that they should consider how new eye care delivery systems such as Telmedix will affect the managed vision care industry.

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