StrabisPIX is a HIPAA-compliant photo messaging platform that helps physician evaluate the patients’ eye alignment following a surgery to treat strabismus. Currently built for use at Boston Children’s Hospital, the application allows patients to easily pose for and capture the nine diagnostic images of eye gaze needed for clinical review.
On the provider dashboard, the images are linked to a patient profile and automatically resized for ease of viewing and diagnostic assessment, giving clinicians and support staff a one-page view of any patient who is active in the system. When a new set of images comes in, the provider is notified, and the app confirms that the new submission has been reviewed and then indicates whether the patient has received a timely response. Doctors can follow and compare a sequence of images submitted by the same patient over time.
Patients with strabismus, or misalignment of the eyes, are required to attend follow-up appointments with their physician following corrective surgery. A simple-to-use tool for remotely evaluating eye alignment would help avoid unnecessary visits to the clinic as well as allow physicians to assess patient on their own schedules.
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StrabisPIX was co-developed by the Department of Ophthalmology and the Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator (IDHA) at Boston Children’s Hospital.