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Welch Allyn Acquires Hubble

Medical diagnostic device company Welch Allyn, Inc. has recognised a new direction in eye screening, acquiring Hubble Telemedical, Inc., a privately-held healthcare company that enables remote diabetic retinopathy screening and analysis in primary care and other convenient settings, including places of employment and retail health centres.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column]

Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most prevalent but preventable blinding diseases in the world, with over 100 million people affected.

Using Hubble’s award-winning Telemedical Retinal Image Analysis and Diagnosis (TRIAD) technology, retinal images can be acquired and quality-checked at the point of care and then sent to specialists for analysis. The specialist generates a complete diagnostic report and sends it back to the ordering health care professional or clinic.

According to a statement released by Welch Allyn, improving the access and convenience of screening has increased compliance rates by as much as 100 per cent in less than 12 months. Increased compliance enables detection of disease in its earliest stage, increasing the number of patients that receive timely treatment to prevent severe vision loss.

“Welch Allyn’s focus on enabling cost-effective screening in primary care can materially increase the proportion of diabetic patients that receive an effective retinal screen, and ultimately help save the vision of some portion of the 382 million people living with diabetes globally,” said Welch Allyn President and CEO, Stephen Meyer.