Innovation awards recognize progress in retinal imaging, 3D visualization and crowd-sourcing applications
ORLANDO – Microsoft presented awards for innovation at the Microsoft Global Health Forum. The awards were created to recognize organizations and technology solution partners that are achieving innovation excellence. The winners were named Feb. 22 in a ceremony at the Orlando County Convention Center during HIMSS17.
The following groups were recognized.
CoxHealth and IRIS – Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems for incorporating diabetic retinopathy exams into their primary care locations using the IRIS diabetic retinopathy diagnostic solution. The program increased exam rates from 32 percent to 72 percent and made it possible to identify hundreds of patients with sight threatening disease. IRIS technology quickly detects potential abnormalities—indicating location, size and type of pathology and presenting the results via a web-based platform to a highly-skilled human screener in the IRIS network.
The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and SADA Systems were honored for developing a crowd-sourced training system to combat eye diseases.
Family Physicians Group and HealthGrid were recognized for developing a mobile patient engagement platform that helps care managers improve their management of patients care plans. The solution has made it possible for Family Physicians Group to have a consistent schedule for interacting with patients and drives significant return to its practice.
The Intervention Centre, Oslo University Hospital and Sopra Steria were recognized for developing a mixed reality environment with Microsoft HoloLens that made it possible for surgeons at Oslo University Hospital to visualize 3D models of an organ during the planning stages of a surgery to help them improve the outcome.
The Cardiac High Acuity Monitoring Program (CHAMP) at Children’s Mercy Kansas City was recognized for connecting families to their medical teams using real-time analysis of vital statistics and videos. Since 2014, CHAMP has reduced interstage mortality at Children’s Mercy from 20 percent to zero.
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