During the virtual ESCRS, the CLEARlog app was launched with the support of Hoya Surgical Optics.
CLEARlog, which stands for “Cataract & Lens Exchange Analysis & Register” log, is an app that allows Cataract and Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) surgeons to quickly and efficiently record and analyze their cataract and RLE practice patterns and clinical outcomes. The analysis tools that CLEARlog provides can support clinical practice decision making, be a source of charts for educational presentations and publications or simply be used to meet the audit requirements of employers and regulators.
CLEARlog has been designed by a practicing ophthalmologist in response to an unfulfilled need for easy data collection and analysis of both objective and subjective outcome measures, according to Hoya. Historically, data capture has most commonly been undertaken using personal spreadsheets, which can be time consuming and incomplete. CLEARlog will enable practices to evolve how they manage and use data in an environment where regulation is increasingly focused on improving the overall quality of patient outcomes.
“CLEARlog is intended to be a cost and time effective solution for surgeons who want to conduct deep multifactorial analysis of their outcomes, as well as surgeons who are looking for a convenient way to meet the reporting requirements of their institution or governing body,” Professor Mohammed Muhtaseb, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, UK, and originator of the CLEARlog idea, said in a company news release. “CLEARlog’s Standard Reports, Custom Reports, and Time Reports allow surgeons to select the type of analysis they need for any given purpose.”
The application offers recording and analysis options while stipulating very few mandatory requirements. This capability allows surgeons to decide for themselves the appropriate level of data collection for their practice.
Antonio Gianno, Vice President Global Marketing, Hoya Surgical Optics, said: “At Hoya, we recognize the importance of truly partnering with our valued customers. Our aim is to go beyond selling differentiated and innovative brands to providing complimentary, value-added services that help our customers optimize their surgical practice. CLEARlog is just the first significant step in this direction, and more is soon to come.”
Hoya Surgical Optics has sponsored the development of CLEARlog and is subsidising a 50% reduction in user subscription costs for the first two years following launch. CLEARlog is web-based and available as an app, requires no software downloads and is designed to work seamlessly across platforms.
For more information on CLEARlog and to register, visit: www.CLEARlogportal.com.