The National Health Service for Scotland has extended its diabetes digital retinopathy screening service across the nation. The service is being delivered through the web-based e-health technology from Siemens Medical Solutions.
National Health Service (NHS) Scotland had decided to offer this service as diabetic retinopathy is one of the leading causes of blindness.
NHS is using Siemens Medical Solutions’s software application, Soarian Integrated Care to offer annual retinal screening to patients aged 12 and above.
Deirdre Evans, director national services division, NHS National Services Scotland said: NHS Scotland chose Siemens because it has demonstrated a commitment to delivering an IT solution that met the healthcare needs identified and had already implemented an effective working solution in Europe.