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  • Highlights
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    Streamline your workflow

    Efficiency is key in today`s eye care facilities. FORUM greatly simplifies overall clinical workflow in a number of ways.

    Save time
    With FORUM, paper handling and manual patient demographic data registration at every instrument are a thing of the past. Communication is fully digital and paperless. Patient demographics are sent to the instrument via the worklist with a single mouse click. All exam data are centrally stored in the FORUM Archive and can be quickly accessed anytime with the FORUM Viewer - in your practice or from remote sites.

    Save space
    A completely paperless workflow environment lets you save on storage space and filing cabinets. It also does away with the hassle of manually searching for archived documents.

    Save costs
    Your annual costs for printouts, ink and for maintaining paper archives and printers are greatly reduced, if not eliminated altogether.

    Paper-based clinical workflows

    The fully electronic FORUM workflow 

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    Decide with confidence

    FORUM® facilitates clinical case visualization by preparing ophthalmic data and images in a way that lets you decide with confidence. For example, with clinical applications like the FORUM Glaucoma Workplace.   

    Clinical Display for Glaucoma

    Preconfigured Clinical Displays (e.g. for retinal diseases)

    Clinical Display for Glaucoma

    Case-specific Clinical Displays
    With a unique Clinical Display function, FORUM automatically selects appropriate views and documents for case-specific review – with just two mouse clicks.

    Interactive progression analysis of visual field data

    Interactive progression analysis of visual field data with the FORUM Glaucoma Workplace

    Interactive progression analysis of visual field data

    Fast, efficient glaucoma assessment
    The FORUM Glaucoma Workplace allows fast, at-a-glance glaucoma assessments. It enables interactive analysis of visual field data from the Humphrey® Field Analyzer (HFA) in the examination lane and automatically generates reports that combine structure and function information from CIRRUS™ HD-OCT, HFA and fundus images.  

    Desktop integration with Review software
    FORUM centrally stores the raw data of the CIRRUS HD-OCT and the Humphrey Field Analyzer, enabling, for example, progression analyses independent of where the patient was examined. CIRRUS HD-OCT Review software can be launched from the FORUM Viewer (“desktop integration”), letting you view and analyze your OCT data virtually anywhere. 

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    Master your data

    FORUM integrates conveniently into your existing IT infrastructure using recognized standards as well as customized tools. It also centrally stores and manages all examination data, creating data consistency across the board – letting you achieve a whole new level of data mastery.

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    Increase workflow efficiency with FORUM

    FORUM® from ZEISS offers a scalable and flexible eye care data management solution that can be tailored to specific needs. It was designed to support eye care professionals in hospitals and clinics in meeting their everyday challenges.

    FORUM Office from ZEISS is an intuitive solution that includes the ZEISS FORUM eye care data management solution preinstalled on a powerful, state-of-the-art computer ready for delivery to a small or mid-size practice.

    As a supplement to FORUM, there is also an app for iPads that allows high-quality access to diagnostic patient data wherever and whenever doctors want.

    Floorplan FORUM Archive & Viewer Version

    FORUM

    Floorplan FORUM Archive & Viewer Version

    FORUM 4.1

    Comprehensive eye care data management for better workflow efficiency

    Your challenge
    Clinical excellence and workflow efficiency is largely dependent on the ability to effectively access, review and manage data from various modalities and multiple patient visits.

    Hosting and reviewing raw and image data on instruments with growing data volumes poses an increasing challenge for many practices today. Yet, having immediate access to clinically relevant information – wherever and whenever you need it – is absolutely essential.

    Our FORUM solution
    FORUM from ZEISS offers you a scalable and flexible eye care data management solution that can be tailored to your needs. It streamlines practice workflow, providing access to all patient examinations, and integrates seamlessly with existing IT landscapes and diagnostic instruments. Improved efficiency through integration into an external archive allows standardized, hospital- or group-wide archiving of medical data. Access to a new level of data safety can be reached by consolidated archiving of all image data in the hospital.

    Starting with a central archive and viewer, ZEISS FORUM can be expanded into a comprehensive, multi-site, off-instrument review solution. Unique ZEISS FORUM workplace applications for retina and glaucoma patients allow you to assess the information you need to make confident decisions at a glance.

    Key benefits

    • Interactively analyze diagnostic data to support fast and confident decisions with clinical applications such as the FORUM Glaucoma Workplace
    • Supports better informed decisions with examination data presented in clinically relevant ways (e.g. with Clinical Displays)
    • Increase your workflow efficiency and save time, space and money with a completely paperless data flow
    • Access patient data in the exam lane with the FORUM Viewer, or wherever you want with the FORUM Viewer App for the iPad
    • Enhances efficiency through integration into an external archiving solution
    • Access to a new level of data safety:
      Consolidated archiving for all image data in the hospital/group possible
    • Ensures patient record consistency across the diagnostic platform, including EMR, HIS, DICOM and non-DICOM instruments, from ZEISS as well as other manufacturers
    • ‘Peace of mind’ through seamless FORUM integration with your IT environment (e.g. launch FORUM when you access patient data in the EMR system)
    • Convenient data exchange between various practice sites with the multi-site architecture of FORUM
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    FORUM Office

    FORUM Office

    FORUM Office

    ZEISS FORUM Office is an intuitive solution that includes the ZEISS FORUM eye care data management solution preinstalled on a powerful, state-of-the-art computer. ZEISS FORUM Office enables access to all exam data from three different diagnostic workstations simultaneously and connectivity with up to three DICOM compliant instruments from ZEISS.

    ZEISS FORUM Office can be customized to meet most practices’ individual needs from integration with electronic medical record systems through to adding additional instruments, workstation viewers and Workplaces from ZEISS.

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    FORUM­ Viewer App 2.0

    Review patient data wherever you want

    Your challenge
    In the mobile world we live in, easy access to information is absolutely crucial. Ophthalmology is no exception.
    Eye care professionals like yourself are increasingly mobile too. You have a growing demand for mobile solutions capable of providing workflow support beyond the eye care facility. For example, the ability to access patient examination data whenever and wherever needed offers greater flexibility in structuring your day.

    Our FORUM solution
    The FORUM Viewer App from ZEISS for iPad enables you to flexibly access and display patient data and records stored in the ZEISS FORUM Archive – at your convenience. It further expands your ZEISS FORUM options, allowing you to preview examination data wherever and whenever you want prior to seeing a patient. You can conveniently display results during a patient consultation, discuss a case with a colleague, or review examination findings and reports from any location.

  • Options & Accessories

    Enlarge and enhance your FORUM world

    NEW: Retina Workplace

    Assess macular diseases in seconds

    The new Retina Workplace is the latest ophthalmology software from ZEISS that supports you to manage macular diseases such as wet AMD or macular edema as well as patients undergoing anti-VEGF therapy.

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    GPA with Dual Baseline

    GPA with Dual Baseline

    GPA with Dual Baseline
    Mean Deviation trend analysis

    Mean Deviation trend analysis

    Mean Deviation trend analysis

    FORUM Glaucoma Workplace 2.0

    See the solution from every angle

    Doctors want the ability to analyze HFA™ data in their office – and now, with the FORUM Glaucoma Workplace from ZEISS, they have it. The FORUM Glaucoma Workplace uses the same STATPAC engine as the HFA. For the first time, you can change the baselines for Guided Progression Analyses (GPA) and generate HFA reports from Mac or PC right in your practice. In addition, GPA with Dual Baselines helps to assess changes in the rate of progression. FORUM Glaucoma Workplace can now also display the trend analysis based on the mean deviation (MD).

    Doctors also want greater integration of HFA and CIRRUS™ analysis data in a single report. Here, too, the FORUM Glaucoma Workplace delivers. RNFL segmental deviation maps and pattern deviation results from HFA visual fields are displayed in a combined report using a methodology published by Garway-Heath et al**.

    24-2 and RNFL Combined Report

    24-2 and RNFL Combined Report

    24-2 and RNFL Combined Report

    Decide with confidence
    If necessary, you can adjust GPA parameters by conveniently changing the
    baseline, or excluding any outliers.
    The FORUM Glaucoma Workplace can automatically combine relevant
    information from HFA, CIRRUS, and fundus images. The result is a concise
    report that shows the correlation between structural and functional data to
    support rapid glaucoma assessments. 

    Key benefits

    • Complete HFA analysis within the FORUM Viewer incl. kinetic and suprathreshold tests
    • Combines structure and function information from the CIRRUS and
      HFA in one report
    • Enables interactive adjustment of GPA parameters including Dual
      Baselines and MD trend analysis
    • Shows evolution of the GPA triangle plots animated over time (“cine-mode”)
      Provides fast access to all glaucoma-related data
    • Improves patient flow and education  
    Kinetic tests in FORUM Glaucoma Workplace

    Kinetic tests in FORUM Glaucoma Workplace

    Kinetic tests in FORUM Glaucoma Workplace

    Streamline your workflow
    The FORUM Glaucoma Workplace, easily allows you to review and generate HFA reports directly in the FORUM Viewer. It completely supports all types of HFA visual field testing, including kinetic and suprathresold tests.

    FORUM Glaucoma Workplace gives you on-demand access to visual fields, OCT scans, fundus images, and structure and function results wherever you are, whenever you want – including your office, at a workstation, or in the examination lanes.

    It further streamlines your glaucoma assessments for more efficient patient flow.

    GPA and Combined Reports save you time and simplify patient consultations, enhancing the patient education experience and potentially improving compliance. 

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    FORUM LINK Tools

    Connecting non-DICOM instruments to efficient data management flow

    Your challenge
    More and more eye care practices are converting to digital data management. Yet the integration and documentation of data from many diagnostic instruments which can not be connected to the network or which do not comply to the DICOM standard continues to be very cumbersome. Until now.

    Our FORUM solution
    With the FORUM LINK Tools from ZEISS, instruments from other manufacturers which do not have a DICOM or network interface can now also be seamlessly integrated into the enhanced FORUM data management workflow.

    FORUM LINK net
    With this application, images or reports from instruments without DICOM interface can be transferred and associated to the correct patient record in FORUM, where they are stored as DICOM files. Patient demographics do not have to be keyed in, but rather can be selected from worklists created in FORUM.

    FORUM LINK port
    This application lets you link non-networked instruments to FORUM. The tool captures data from the instrument’s parallel printer port, converts them into DICOM files and transfers these files to FORUM. As with FORUM LINK net, patient demographics can be selected from worklists created in FORUM. 

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    FORUM LINK net and FORUM LINK port convert data from non-DICOM and non-networked instruments into a DICOM-compatible format. The captured images and examination reports are then forwarded to the respective FORUM patient record with just two mouse clicks*.

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    FORUM ASSIST match*

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    FORUM ASSIST match Version 1.4

    Fast identification of patient record inconsistencies

    Your challenge
    When migrating legacy data from different diagnostic instruments to the data management environment of FORUM, patient record inconsistencies such as duplicate files may occur. Irregularities such as alternate name spellings or patient IDs should be quickly removed and duplicate records merged. In the first step, the inconsistencies need to be found.

    Our FORUM solution
    ZEISS FORUM ASSIST match is a highly efficient software tool designed to quickly find duplicate patient records stored in the FORUM Archive. It can save practices a tremendous amount of time, effort and costs in manually locating and eliminating these types of irregularities. After ZEISS FORUM ASSIST match has identified the duplicate records, they can be quickly and easily merged. 

    Key benefits

    • Rapid identification of inconsistent patient records with thorough and accurate data scans in FORUM
    • Simple merging of multiple patient records and duplicates, displayed in an easy-to-understand overview
    • Easy migration of instrument legacy data through definition of individual search criteria
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    FORUM ASSIST match 1.4 is now available on the ZEISS Software Download Portal

     

    * The displayed sample patient data are completely fictional. Any similarities to real persons are therefore purely coincidental.

    ** Garway-Heath D.F., Poinoosawmy D., Fitzke F.W., Hitchings R.A.: Mapping the visual field to the optic disc in normal tension glaucoma eyes. Ophthalmology. 2000; 107: 1809–1815. 

  • Technical Data

    Minimum requirements for FORUM 4.1

      FORUM Archive FORUM Viewer
    Hardware   PC Macintosh
    Processor Intel Core™ i5-750 or similar Intel Core i5-750 or similar 
    Hardware requirements corresponding to system requirements for OS X 10.11
    Free RAM 8 GB min. 8 GB min.
    8 GB min.
    Free hard disc capacity 8 GB min. 8 GB min. 8 GB min.
    Screen resolution 1280 x 800 pixels minimum
    Recommended:
    1680 x 1050 pixels or higher
    1280 x 800 pixels minimum
    Recommended:
    1680 x 1050 pixels or higher
    1280 x 800 pixels minimum
    Recommended:
    1680 x 1050 pixels or higher
    Operating System Windows 7 (64 Bit) with Service Pack 1, Windows 8.1 (64 Bit), Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 Bit) with Service Pack 1
    Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 10 (64 Bit)
    Windows 7 (32 Bit and 64 Bit) with Service Pack 1, Windows 8.1 (64 Bit), Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 Bit) with Service Pack 1 or Windows Terminal Server 2008 R2 (64 Bit), Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 10 (64 Bit) OS X 10.11
    (El Capitan)

    FORUM Office

      FORUM Office
    (Hardware included)
    Minimum Requirements for additional FORUM Viewer
    Hardware Dell PC, OptiPlex Mini Tower
    PC Macintosh
    Processor High-performance Intel® Core™ i7 – 4770S Intel® Core™ i5-750 or similar Hardware corresponding with OS X 10.10 system requirements
    Free RAM
    16 GB internal RAM 4 GB minimum 4 GB minimum
    Free hard disc capacity 3 x 2000 GB HDDs to support high availability during PC operation with additional image and data backup 8 GB minimum 8 GB minimum
    Screen resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels 1280 x 800 pixels minimum
    Recommended: 1680 x 1050 pixels or higher
    1280 x 800 pixels minimum
    Recommended: 1680 x 1050 pixels or higher
    Operating System
    Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit pre-activated Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) with Service Pack 1,
    Windows 8.1 (64-bit),
    Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit) with Service Pack 1 or Windows
    Terminal Server 2008 R2 (64-bit), Windows Sever 2012 R2
    OS X 10.10
    (Yosemite)
    Display 24“ LED monitor –   –  
    Accessories mouse, keyboard and optional network equipment –   –  
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    Minimum requirements for FORUM Viewer App 2.0

      FORUM Viewer App
    Mobile device iPad with iOS 8
    Licenses FORUM tablet interface license per FORUM Archive installation, Floating FORUM Viewer license  
    Medical device The FORUM Viewer App becomes a medical device, if it is linked to the FORUM Archive.
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    Minimum requirements for FORUM Glaucoma Workplace 2.0

      FORUM Glaucoma Workplace
    Processor Intel Core i5-750 or similar
    Free RAM At least 8 GB RAM 
    Free hard disc capacity
    Min. 4.0 GB free space on HDD 
    Screen resolution
    Minimum screen resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels
    Recommended screen resolution:
    1680 x 1050 pixels 
    Operating system
    The FORUM Glaucoma Workplace server must be installed on the same computer as the FORUM server application. The OS requirements are the same as for the FORUM server and client application.   
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    Minimum requirements for FORUM LINK Tools

      FORUM LINK net 1.0 FORUM LINK port 1.0
    Processor Intel Pentium, 1.8 GHz
    (or faster)
    Intel Pentium, 1.8 GHz
    (or faster)
    RAM 1 GB min. 1 GB min.
    Operating System Windows XP (SP 3) or
    Windows 7 (32 bit or 64 bit
    Windows XP (SP 3)
    Additional hardware - Printer port capture box, Port isolator
    Requirements on the instrument side Network connection Parallel printer port according to IEC1284
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    Minimum requirements for FORUM ASSIST match 1.4*

    The minimum technical requirements for ZEISS FORUM ASSIST match 1.4 are the same as for a PC running a FORUM Archive or Viewer version 4.0 (or higher).

    * FORUM ASSIST match is only available with an English GUI and documentation.

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    Service agreements for ZEISS FORUM

    Want to make sure your ZEISS FORUM runs smoothly? With the ZEISS OPTIME IT service agreements you are always on the safe side.

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    Professional IT Service from ZEISS

    IT support from implementation to operation

    Want to make the most of ZEISS FORUM? If so, ZEISS Professional IT Services might be your best choice for designing your integrated IT landscape.

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    Expert assistance from afar

    Do you need immediate service support? ZEISS Remote Service offers online support for customers with ZEISS OPTIME advanced and ZEISS OPTIME complete agreements.

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    Customer Voices

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    Product Information

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    FORUM Trailer

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    Retina Workplace Explanation Video

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    FORUM Glaucoma Workplace Explanation
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    FORUM Viewer App Video

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    FORUM AMD Workflow Video

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    FORUM Glaucoma Workflow Video

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    FORUM Tutorial Videos

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    Basic Functions

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    Document Review

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    Ordering Diagnostic Tests

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    Guided Progression Analysis

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    Document Selection

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    Clinical Displays

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    Combined Reports

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    FORUM from ZEISS (Interactive Version)

    Guiding your decisions

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    FORUM from ZEISS

    Guiding your decisions

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    FORUM from ZEISS

    Hospital IT Integration Module

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    Filesize: 500 kB

    Evolving glaucoma management

    True diagnostic integration for the preservation of vision

    Page(s): 10
    Filesize: 1,878 kB

    FORUM Glaucoma Workplace 2.0 from ZEISS

    Clinical Interpretation Guide

    Page(s): 24
    Filesize: 2,740 kB

    FORUM Office from ZEISS

    Capture Review Decide

    Page(s): 2
    Filesize: 1,396 kB

    FORUM 4.0

    Comprehensive eye care data management for better workflow efficiency ZEISS

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    Retina Workplace from ZEISS

    Guiding your decisions

    Page(s): 6
    Filesize: 949 kB

    FORUM 4.1

    Comprehensive eye care data management for better workflow efficiency

    Page(s): 2
    Filesize: 408 kB

    FORUM Glaucoma Workplace

    Clinical Interpretation Guide

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    Filesize: 31,880 kB

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