CheckedUp announced that it has licensed 3D imaging technologies from Cirle, a medical technology incubator, for use in its patient engagement platform.
“We know the future of medicine lies in the ability to connect the patient and physician experience through an integrated approach that’s driven by smart data and personalized interactions,” Richard Awdeh, MD, CEO and Founder of CheckedUp, said in a company news release. “Through this licensing agreement, we will be able to utilize the 3D capabilities that have proven effective in the surgical environment and bring them into the consultation room. In addition, we can begin to use artificial intelligence to determine smart inputs at consultation, which will lead to better outputs during surgery.”
The CheckedUp platform is designed to support the practice workflow by enabling better patient education and engagement. With the addition of this technology, CheckedUp can begin to uncover tendencies and correlations to develop predictive modeling that will drive intelligent strategic decisions and create personalized treatment plans for patients.
The Cirle SNS 200 is an ophthalmic image communications device that integrates procedural data, provides 3D guidance for cataract and refractive surgeries inside the ophthalmic microscope, and incorporates smart workflow automation that increases efficiency throughout the surgery. As a key component of this system, the eye tracking software allows for 3-dimensional, precise eye-tracking and intraoperative guidance during the surgical procedure.
Initially, CheckedUp will integrate 3D imaging into its interactive Consult wallboard solution to enhance the quality of information that practices provide patients during surgical consultations with 3D anatomical diagrams. The license also grants CheckedUp access to Cirle’s second generation surgical navigation system, SNS 200, as well as its eye registration software -- allowing CheckedUp to integrate the entire workflow from consultation to surgery through follow up with the seamless flow of data and patient information.
“Our focus is on using data to help patients and physicians make actionable decisions together,” said Dr. Awdeh. “The integration of this technology gives us a unique ability to lead in specialty point of care, enabling a patient and surgeon to integrate and optimize all information flow surrounding a surgical procedure.”
CheckedUp expects to begin providing 3D-capable technology upgrades to existing and new customers through the CheckedUp Consult wallboards during the first quarter of 2018 and initiate development efforts aimed at integrating the SNS 200 into the CheckedUp platform in 2018.