“Digital technology is fundamentally changing our world and has a major impact in healthcare,” says Dr. Ludwin Monz, President and CEO of Carl Zeiss Meditec. “ZEISS is constantly addressing future-forward trends, such as digitalization, which is reshaping how medicine is practiced today, to give doctors innovative solutions to help patients.”
At AAO 2017, ZEISS introduces to the US market VERACITY Surgical, a powerful, intuitive cloud-based platform for cataract surgery planning, logistics, treatment, risk management and analysis. The VERACITY cataract surgery platform is the first application being introduced by ZEISS since the company’s acquisition earlier this year of Veracity Innovations LLC, founded by leading ophthalmologists, Kerry D. Solomon, MD and Kyle Smith, MD.
With VERACITY Surgical, doctors can create customized, efficient, one-click plans for each patient based on a holistic view of the patient because the system can access relevant data from the patient’s Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Vital information such as problem lists, medications, prior surgeries, and refractions are taken into consideration to individualize and optimize surgical planning.
"ZEISS already provides advanced digital solutions that support doctors in their clinical decisions and provide for efficient data management," says Jim Mazzo, Global President Ophthalmic Devices at Carl Zeiss Meditec. "Now we are complementing this with VERACITY – a simple, cloud-based solution that provides doctors, and their teams, exactly the information they need at each step in the clinical process so they can work more efficiently, mitigate risks, and achieve the very best possible outcomes for their patients."
VERACITY Surgical, which helps cataract surgeons provide personalized technology-enabled patient care and excellent results, complements ZEISS’ FORUM with its Clinical Workplaces. FORUM, the integrated eye care data management system from ZEISS, connects diagnostic devices within a practice and delivers patient exam information from multiple modalities at the point of care streamlining the clinical workflow in the office and in the OR.
Also during the AAO, doctors can preview new remote digital technologies in development for retina screening which could expand patient access to specialized care, and for clinical collaboration, which could facilitate remote professional consultation and referral.