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EyePACS Learning Community

Learning community meetings are held at the end of each month by Dr. Cuadros with EyePACS associates and affiliates to discuss health issues in the community. Topics range from DRS camera maintenance, to billing codes & reimbursements, to blindness prevention and eyecare. Slides from these presentations are available for viewing below.


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Recent Learning Community Sessions


March 2014: How To Identify Diabetic Retinal Lesions With EyePACS: Diabetic Retinal Lesion Grading For Primary Care Providers and Staff

This webinar is the first of a four part series on diabetic retinal lesion detection and grading for primary care providers and staff. This month, Dr. Jorge Cuadros discusses the rationale for opening certification up to the public.


February 2014: Red and Painful Eyes: What to do with patients who have red eyes and how EyePACS can help

In this month's Learning Community, Dr. Jorge Cuadros takes a look at patients with eye conditions that cause red and painful eyes, and how you can use the EyePACS system to help. For a list of tips and guidelines, please click here.


January 2014: Grand Rounds - Exemplary, Interesting, and Remarkable Cases from the EyePACS Community

Dr. Mark Sherstinsky, Dr. Harry Green, and Dr. Jorge Cuadros take a look at some remarkable cases from the EyePACS community and go over tips to improve consultant-photographer-patient communication.


October 2013: Blindness & Low Vision - What Happens When Your Patients Suffer Permanent Vision Loss?

Dr. Mark Sherstinsky leads a discussion on what to do when a patient’s vision impairment can no longer be improved with treatment, and what types of resources are available for your patients.


September 2013: The Report Says My Patient Has Drusen and Epiretinal Membranes. What's That?

In this month's Learning Community, Dr. Jorge Cuadros and Dr. Harry Green lead a discussion on different common findings in your patient's retinal images and what you can do about these findings.


August 2013: The Other Referable Conditions - Glaucoma and Cataracts  

Dr. Harry Green leads an interesting discussion on the effects, diagnosis, and treatment of glaucoma and cataracts, and how the information and retinal images you upload to EyePACS are relevant to these conditions.


July 2013: Managing Chronic Disease - Presentation by i2i Tracks 

For this month's Learning Community, Mike Montgomery from i2i Systems presents a discussion on population healh management and the tools, features, and benefits of using i2i Tracks and i2i Systems.


June 2013: What Your Patient's Retinal Images Indicate About Cardiovascular Disease 

Dr. Jorge Cuadros and Dr. Harry Green lead a discussion on retinal imaging and what your patient's retinal images can tell you about conditions like hypertension, atherosclerosis, stroke, and kidney disease.


May 2013: The New Version of EyePACS, Part 3 (Progress Report: EyePACS Fixes, Feedback, and Noteworthy Details) 

In this third and final installment of webinars focused on the new version of EyePACS, Dr. Harry Green and Dr. Jorge Cuadros address user feedback, fine-tuned fixes, and features such as the linking patient cases, adding a provider, and the messaging center.


April 2013: The New Version of EyePACS, Part 2 (Deployment: Issues, Fixes, and New Features) 

Dr. Cuadros and EyePACS coordinators Katherine Hu and Sanary Lim address current issues and fixes since the release of EyePACS 4.0. Dr. Cuadros also introduces new features of the website such as the dashboard, treatment planning, and worklists.


March 2013: EyePACS is Changing - Learning How To Use The New Version of EyePACS, Part 1 (User Functions) 

EyePACS Coordinators Katherine Hu and Sanary Lim introduce the new changes arriving with the release of EyePACS 4.0 and demonstrate how to enter information, upload cases, and manage users/sites with the new version of EyePACS.


February 2013: Giving Your Consultant a Helping Hand - The Importance of Patients' Clinical Information

Dr. Harry Green discusses providing crucial patient information with EyePACS cases to help your consultants do a better job of referring patients and making appropriate referrals.


January 2013: Grand Rounds - Exemplary, Interesting, and Remarkable Cases from the EyePACS Community

Dr. Jorge Cuadros, Dr. Eric Li, Dr. Harry Green, and Dr. Mark Sherstinsky take a look at some remarkable cases from the EyePACS community.


October 2012: Your Role in Blindness Prevention in the Local, National, and Global Community - A Public Health Perspective

Dr. Mark Sherstinsky, OD, MPH leads a discussion on your role in preventing blindness on different levels of the community and presents some public health aspects of what we are accomplishing with diabetic retinopathy screening.


September 2012: Goal Setting
Dr. Cuadros and the EyePACS community discuss new tools for setting goals and measuring how well clinics are reaching them. We also take a look at best practices that we've learned from clinics to get patients into the retinopathy detection program.


August 2012: Innovations For Expanding Access To Eye Care

Dr. Cuadros and the EyePACS community take a look at some exciting innovations coming to eye care, as well as some sample topics from UC Berkeley's upcoming Translational Research Conference.


July 2012: How Would You Like Your EyePACS Consultant Reports?

Dr. Cuadros and the EyePACS community address the many ways of delivering EyePACS findings and recommendations. The discussion covers how clinics use reports for treatment planning, patient recall, patient education, electronic interfacing, and informing providers about their patients.


June 2012: Photographers' Corner: Optimizing External and Internal Images

Dr. Nguyen, Dr. Green, and the EyePACS community address different approaches on setting up and capturing quality images using cameras such as the Canon DGi, CR1, CR2, and CenterVue DRS.


May 2012: Different Approaches to Integrating Retinal Imaging in Clinic Workflow

Dr. Green and the EyePACS community address different approaches to integrating retinal imaging into the clinic workflow. [Slides available for download: PDF]


April 2012: Discussion on Electronic Medical Record Interfacing

What are the needs of the clnics? What interfaces are clinics using? What issues are coming up? This learning community roundtable focuses on these questions and more.


March 2012: To Dilate or Not to Dilate: That is the Question. We have the Answer

Dr. Green explains when to dilate patient's eyes, problems with pupils, the EyePACS protocols, workflow improvements and adverse reactions. 


February 2012: Natural History of Diabetic Retinopathy and How Primary Care Makes A Difference

Dr. Cuadros discusses how blood sugar control and other factors affect Diabetic Retinopathy and other ways Primary Care makes a difference for patients with DR.


January 2012: Grand Rounds

Dr. Cuadros discusses remarkable and exemplary cases from last year, 2011. 

October 2011: Photographer's Corner

Dr. Harry Green covers new approaches to old problems, including changes to the photography certification process, techniques to capture optimal images, and a review of retinal landmarks. 


September 2011: Broader Blindness Prevention

In this presentation, Dr. Cuadros adresses the signifiance of broader blindness prevention and various sight-threatening conditions that have been detected and referred through EyePACS. The slides include a set of referral guidelines and a discussion on future efforts for preventing blindness



August 2011: Regulatory Requirements

Dr. Cuadros discusses the scope of service recommendations for retinopathy screening (DRS) in clinics. He goes over the telemedicine consent form and other regulatory issues.


July 2011:

An overview of reimbursement updates and billing codes for EyePACS and diabetic retinopathy screening (DRS) in the community.





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