ifa launches biggest EMR project of an eye hospital in Europe
The official kick- off meeting for this important eye hospital project took place in Rotterdam (NL) in February. In the medium term, more than 400 users will work with ifa’s EMR (Electronic Medical Record) in The Rotterdam Eye Hospital.
ESCRS Winter Meeting – an excellent start into this year’s trade show season
This year’s ESCRS Winter Meeting from 15 to 17 February 2013 in Warsaw provided a pleasant platform for the ifa team to meet with a traditionally high number of local delegates as well as participants from more than 50 countries.
Financing investments in the area of Healthcare is a challenging subject. The demand for leasing and rental models is growing stronger and stronger. The ifa group of companies has therefore launched the “Rent a Software” (RAS) concept as an alternative to the classic model of purchasing licenses. RAS enables major ophthalmic practices and hospitals which dispose of limited investment funds only to deploy the international EMR (Electronic Medical Record) software on a rental basis. A detailed analysis of software use according to workstation and time period forms the basis for “tailor made” contracts. Guido Niemann, ifa’s CEO, is a realist: “Relatively high initial investments constitute the most critical factor in many international EMR projects. Physicians and clinic managers do not doubt the benefits of Health IT. Often the real question is: when will funds be available and internal prerequisites fulfilled? The new RAS concept allows for a phased introduction, also with differentiated funds over a longer period of time.” For further information on RAS please contact
ifa at the 17th ESCRS Winter Meeting, booth no. H131
It has become a fine tradition for the ESCRS Winter Meeting to open the season of international ophthalmic congresses every year. This year’s meeting will be held from 15 to 17 February at the EXPO XXI Warsaw International Expocentre (Poland). More than 840 international experts from the area of cataract and refractive surgery have already registered for the meeting that is highly appreciated for providing an atmosphere of familiarity to intensify existing bonds and create new contacts between representatives of ophthalmic practice, science and the industry.