Topcon Healthcare Offers Free Telemedicine Software Trial to Physicians to Combat Global COVID-19 Crisis
Company Responds to Pandemic with Free Access to Telemedicine Solution, Topcon Harmony
Helsinki, Finland – April 7, 2020 – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to escalate across the globe, Topcon Healthcare, a leading provider of medical devices and software solutions, has announced the Topcon vs. COVID-19 campaign, which is designed to support their European, Middle Eastern and African customers during this time of unprecedented challenge.
As with other healthcare areas, the pandemic is having a great impact on eye care. Due to the close proximity between patients, customers, clinicians and staff when performing their everyday duties and examinations, the recommended social distancing to prevent transmission of COVID-19 has proven to be difficult to implement.
In order to address this, Topcon is now offering free access to its Telemedicine Solution, Topcon Harmony, for eye care professionals in Europe, Middle East and Africa. “In light of this widespread pandemic, telemedicine provides a great opportunity to enhance social distancing, while enabling healthcare providers to stay healthy while continuing their important work,” states Ville Wuotila, Executive Vice President of Topcon Healthcare Solutions EMEA.
By signing up for a free trial of Harmony, eye care professionals can upload images and scans and send referrals and consultation requests to healthcare collaborators. European users will also be given access to Thirona’s Artificial Intelligence tool, RetCAD, which enables automatic image analysis of coloured fundus images for potential detection of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Diabetic Retinopathy (DR). To get access to Harmony, eye care professionals should visit: https://topconhealth.eu/Topcon-vs-covid-19
“We hope that access to Harmony will allow eye care professionals to continue to run their practices, care for their patients and securely communicate with each other in the most safe and effective way possible, despite the challenging situation,” adds Mr. Wuotila.
In addition to free access to the telemedicine platform, Topcon Healthcare has also previously announced that a free slit lamp breath shield to combat the transmission of respiratory illnesses is available for customers. To register for a free Topcon slit lamp breath shield, customers should contact their local dealer.For more information on Topcon Healthcare, please visit topconhealth.eu.
About Topcon Healthcare
Topcon Healthcare sees eye health differently. Our vision is to empower providers with smart and efficient technologies for enhanced patient care. Keeping pace with the ever-changing landscape of the healthcare industry, we offer the latest integrated solutions including advanced multimodal imaging, vendor-neutral data management and groundbreaking remote diagnostic technology.
A globally oriented business, Topcon is focused on developing solutions towards solving societal challenges in the mega-domains of healthcare, agriculture, and infrastructure. In healthcare, these challenges include increasing eye disease, rising medical costs, access to healthcare and physician shortages. By investing in value driven innovations, Topcon works to enable people to enjoy good health and a high quality of life.