In 1986/87 a new ifa entity was founded for the development and distribution of software specialized in ophthalmology. Within 2 years ifa systems became the market leader for eye care software in Germany.
In 2011 the international market development project for Health IT in ophthalmology was launched based on a comprehensive research phase worldwide. In the same year the EHR/EMR version for the “Meaningful Use” in the USA was introduced and certified by the ONC (Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT). Parallel a new EMR generation was launched: the bilingual V2020 (version).
In 2012 the first ecPACS application (based on the V2020) was installed at one of the world wide leading eye institutes (RVEEH = Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne, Australia). With the ESCRS in Dublin (European Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery) a 5-years contract was signed for the international management of the web based quality registry EUREQUO (European Registry for Quality Outcome in Cataract and Refractive Surgery). The INOVEON Corp. in Oklahoma (ifa subsidiary) launched the clinical eROP study (Retinopathy of Premature).