Alliance of success: Topcon and ifa agree on close cooperation
ifa systems AG and Topcon Corp. announced their interest to enter a long-term strategic and technological cooperation. Topcon also plans to make a public bid to acquire 50,1 % of ifa shares which are listed at the Entry Standard, Deutsche Börse, Frankfurt. This transaction is supported by the ifa management members (officers and directors) who agreed to offer the shares they are holding according to the public bidding conditions.
When do you join the leading eye care professionals worldwide?
“State of the Art” ophthalmology requires electronic data management today. More than 14,000 eye care professionals and their teams use ifa software every day in more than 25 countries around the world. When do you optimize your work environment with:
a sophisticated electronic appointment management (scheduler)?
ESCRS Meeting 2015 Istanbul: Success story EUREQUO
The ESCRS winter meeting 2015 was dedicated to quality outcome in eye care surgery. In this context the quality registry EUREQUO (European Registry for Quality Outcome in Cataract and Refractive Surgery) was a hot topic. The EUREQUO team with ifa as the IT provider presented impressive numbers: more than 1.600.000 cataract surgeries are stored in the web based database since approx. 6,5 years. Driven by the success of the largest IT project in ophthalmology, the users defined additional requirements for future outcome features. The ESCRS and ifa signed an upgrade contract which covers a relaunch of the follow-up data management for cataract and refractive surgery.
The ifa team presents the new ecPACS solution for “state of the art” ophthalmology
Innovation is the key for professional ophthalmology. Diagnostic and therapeutic processes are more and more driven by modern technology. Information technology (IT) is an integral part of the leading eye care environments around the world. The new ifa ecPACS solution combines experience of over 30 years with the latest software technology. The application is vendor independent and can connect all leading ophthalmic devices with Hospital Information Systems (HIS), Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software, Practice Management Systems (PMS) and vendor specific image databases.
International Health IT (HIT) standards are the robust foundation of ecPACS. The solution is compliant with DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine), HL7 (Health Level 7) and IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) requirements.
The past year was under many aspects one of the most successful years in the ifa groups company history. The number of projects, especially in international markets, increased significantly; the market development strategies of the last years have now begun to pay off. Additionally, ifa was able to finalize contracts with qualified cooperation partners across the globe, which have already shown first successes in project acquisitions.