Providing high quality retinal screening with OptoMize

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust have implemented the latest version of OptoMize to support their diabetic retinal screening service.

The system is based at the trust’s Bryan House location in Wigan and links workstations across three hospital sites to support the delivery of the screening service for up to 25,000 diabetic patients in the region.

OptoMize meets the full functional requirements of the English National Screening Programme for Diabetic Retinopathy (ENSPDR) workbook 4, is user friendly and provides patients with an efficient and supportive service, allowing the programmes to manage and develop their service in a cost efficient and proactive manner.

“OptoMize is proving to be invaluable in helping us to deliver a high quality retinal screening service”

Salim Natha, consultant ophthalmologist

The successful implementation of the system - which included a data migration of existing patient data from the trust’s legacy management system - was managed by a project team working to Prince2 project management principles. The project management team included representatives from all areas of the trust and the screening service - including the clinical consultant, the screening programme manager, the IT lead, and representatives from photography, screening/grading and administration together with representatives from EMIS Health.

The trust’s Diabetic Retinal Screening Service went live with OptoMize in less than three weeks following installation.

Salim Natha, consultant ophthalmologist at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust commented: “EMIS Health was chosen after a rigorous selection process and they have delivered on their promises. OptoMize is proving to be invaluable in helping us to deliver a high quality retinal screening service to the diabetic patients in our region.”