|OPHTEL 1996 Project|
OPHTEL 1996 was a research project in the field of teleconsultation, co-management and registries in ophthalmology based on IT environments. The project was sponsored by the European Community (EC) within the telematic project pool (1996-1999).
Objectives of the Project
The overall aim of OPHTEL 1996 was to improve quality of medical care in ophthalmology. In particular OPHTEL 1996 focused on glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. OPHTEL developed and established services that provide fast access to knowledge and patient related data necessary for an early and accurate diagnose and a selection of an adequate therapy.
Additionally OPHTEL strengthened the competitiveness of the industrial partners in European and international markets. Software products or services provided by the partners were improved by adding telematic functions and increasing interoperability.
Guided by an analysis of user needs OPHTEL will provide a system with the following functionality: