All ophthalmic professionals who plan to implement a digital patient record system (electronic medical record/EMR, electronic health record/EHR) can participate in OPHTEL2012. The focus of OPHTEL2012 is the analysis of the implementation process (preparation, customization, training and ROI analysis). The software has to be accredited according to the IOTA specifications for an international eye care EMR application:
- The system shall be available in at least 4 languages (e.g. English, Spanish, German, Portuguese).
- The system shall support standard terms and codes for the structured documentation of patient data (e.g. SNOMED compatibility).
- The system shall allow customization for all specialties and subspecialties in eye care (e.g. retina, glaucoma, ophthalmic surgery etc.).
- The system shall support connectivity according to international standards (e.g. HL7, DICOM supported by IHE Eye Care).