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Moorfields Eye Hospital launches digital medicine department

The department will build on previous digital projects such as video appointments, home vision monitoring and an online A&E service

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Moorfields Eye Hospital has established a new department that will focus on using data and technology to support and deliver healthcare.

The department of digital medicine will build on existing projects including video appointments, an online A&E service, remote assessment in optometry practices, home vision monitoring, and using artificial intelligence to diagnose common eye conditions.

It will be responsible for monitoring the clinical safety of digital systems, coordinating clinical input into the design of digital infrastructure and supporting the implementation of new technologies into practice.

The department will undertake the real-world validation of new capabilities and enable the rapid piloting of new digital services.

Moorfields Eye Hospital medical director, Louisa Wickham, highlighted that the eye hospital has always been a “world-leader” in digital medicine.

“This new department will help us to continue to make big strides in utilising the latest technologies to transform the way in which we deliver ophthalmic care so that we can continue to provide the best care for our patients,” she said.