Moorfields Eye Hospital has announced that it is launching a department of digital medicine which aims to accelerate the use of technology.
The deal with software provider Civica will see the trust introduce a cloud-based digital referral platform with the aim to improve efficiency.
Simon Stevens also said artificial intelligence will play a larger rols in the NHS, singling out DeepMind’s recent research with Moorfields Eye Hospital.
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Researchers have claimed the system is able to identify 10 features of eye diseases from optical coherence tomography (OCT) scans.
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The trust that created the OpenEyes electronic patient record has brought in an external supplier to increase the EPR’s functionality.
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust has gone live with Open Eyes software in its ophthalmic department. The open source EPR was created at London’s Moorfields.
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