A health insurance portability and accountability act-compliant ocular telehealth network for the remote diagnosis and management of diabetic retinopathy.

Li Y, Karnowski TP, Tobin KW, Giancardo L, Morris S, Sparrow SE, Garg S, Fox K, Chaum E
Telemed J E Health. 2011 17 (8): 627-34

PMID: 21819244 · PMCID: PMC3208253 · DOI:10.1089/tmj.2011.0004

In this article, we present the design and implementation of a regional ocular telehealth network for remote assessment and management of diabetic retinopathy (DR), including the design requirements, network topology, protocol design, system work flow, graphics user interfaces, and performance evaluation. The Telemedical Retinal Image Analysis and Diagnosis Network is a computer-aided, image analysis telehealth paradigm for the diagnosis of DR and other retinal diseases using fundus images acquired from primary care end users delivering care to underserved patient populations in the mid-South and southeastern United States.

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Computer Communication Networks Computer Security Diabetic Retinopathy Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted Disease Management Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Humans Image Processing, Computer-Assisted Mississippi North Carolina Ophthalmology Telemedicine Tennessee United States

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