Enhanced Accuracy in Surgical Planning, DICOM and Automated Inventory in Ophthalmology EMR


Healthcare, EHR, Ophthalmology


Python, Angular, TypeScript, REST, SOAP, Web Services


The US-based client is an esteemed ophthalmologist with an illustrious professional history spanning more than 25 years. As his healthcare practice's founder and leading ophthalmologist, he has committed to delivering comprehensive eye care services. The client has enlisted our services to improve their current Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system by incorporating two essential features: Image Management and Surgical Planning Sheets.

Business challenges

The primary challenges faced by the organization include efficient storage and retrieval of medical images and the need for a streamlined process to prepare surgical planning notes with greater accuracy. The client wants features that can help him overcome these challenges. Additionally, the client was looking for an efficient automated Lens Inventory Management feature to smoothen the inventory management process.

Thinkitive Solution

To meet the requirements, a group of SMEs and business analysts interacted with the clients multiple times. The team has created a feature list that outlines the project scope based on the information acquired about the client's requirements. The client was presented with that feature list, and after a few changes, we received acceptance from them.

As per the client's requirements, our team has started developing features to streamline the process for image management and surgical planning sheets.

-  Image Management with DICOM Integration

-  Surgical planning sheets with more accuracy

-  Automated Lens Inventory Management

An image showing the complete workflow of image management and surgical planning in Ophthalmology EMR software

Solution Highlights

    1. Image Management with DICOM Integration

    Accurately and efficiently storing and retrieving image data from the system presented a significant challenge for the providers. Our group of developers has produced a feature to get around this.

    We include implementing digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) standards in this feature to make it easier to store, retrieve, and examine ophthalmic images within the electronic medical record.

    We have offered a feature that helps in easy integration with various imaging devices such as fundus cameras, optical coherence tomography (OCT), or slit lamps.

-  Seamless DICOM Integration

-  Integration with diagnostic devices

-  Image accessibility

    2. Surgical Planning Sheets with More Accuracy

    For a comprehensive understanding of the patient's condition, we have incorporated the functionality of surgical planning sheets by integrating clinical reports, images, and data from diagnostic tests. Developed templates for surgical planning that allow ophthalmologists to outline and document pre-operative plans, pre-and post-operative care instructions, and instruments required.

-  Integration with diagnostic data

-  Customized templates for planning sheets

    3. Automated Lens Inventory Management

    Lense inventory management is one of the challenges that providers usually face. To overcome this, we have delivered a feature of automated Lens Inventory Management. We have Integrated a database system within the EMR software specifically dedicated to managing the lens inventory.
    To make accurate inventory documentation, we have implemented barcode or RFID technology for accurate and efficient lens tracking.

-  Integration with the Database system

-  Implementation of barcode or RFID technology

Value Delivered

  • Improved Surgical Planning and Patient Care

    Using delivered features, it is possible to make the surgical planning sheet process more seamless. Customizable templates and integration with clinical reports will assist providers in completing the task with more accuracy.

  • Improved Diagnostic Accuracy and Precision

    Implementation of Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) standards in this feature to make it easier to store, retrieve, and examine ophthalmic images within the electronic medical record.

  • Regulatory Compliance and Data Security

    Patient data security and confidentiality are ensured by adhering to healthcare rules, including HIPAA, by ensuring the secure administration of patient-related images, appropriate surgical documentation, and inventory tracking.

  • Efficient Inventory Management

    To reduce manual efforts, prevent shortages, and enhance operational efficiency, automate inventory management assets well. It is possible to track inventory seamlessly.