DIAGNOS Gets the Green Light for the Use of its Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Technology in Quebec Hospitals
DIAGNOS receives green light to deploy its diabetic retinopathy screening technology in Quebec hospitals
BROSSARD, Quebec, January 31, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Diagnos Inc. (”
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), is pleased to announce that the Government of Quebec has given the go-ahead for Diagnos artificial intelligence (AI) technology to screen and assess diabetic retinopathy patients identified by the endocrinology departments of hospitals across the province be taken care of.
This positive milestone is the result of a collaborative project initiated in 2018 using Diagnos’ technology to assess and classify the severity of diabetic retinopathy in patients in the endocrinology department of a major Quebec hospital.
The pilot phase of the project was successfully completed, leading to the preparation of a final report by government officials. This report has been distributed to all hospitals in the province and highlights the cost savings and other benefits of implementing DIAGNOS technology. Specifically, the report found that the use of DIAGNOS’ technology resulted in cost savings of $85 per patient, as well as additional savings from optimizing and reducing the time spent by medical staff.
“The project has been a long but rewarding journey for DIAGNOS, especially given the COVID-19 restrictions in the hospital’s endocrinology and ophthalmology departments. We are delighted that the government is recognizing the value of our AI-based diabetic retinopathy screening solution. DIAGNOS will now start marketing it to all hospitals and clinics in the province,” he says
André Larente, President of DIAGNOS
Larente continued, “We have been working tirelessly on this project since 2018 and are excited to bring Diagnos’ innovative solutions to the people of Quebec, especially given the province’s high rate of diabetes. Our solutions will make early detection and prevention of vision loss more accessible to the population, which is critical to the health and well-being of people with diabetes.”
According to Statistics Canada, Quebec has one of the highest rates of diabetes in the country, with over 1 million people living with diabetes. With such a large population of diabetics receiving endocrinology services in Quebec hospitals, the market potential for DIAGNOS’ AI screening solutions is significant.
DIAGNOS is a publicly traded Canadian company dedicated to the early detection of critical health issues based on its FLAIRE Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform. FLAIRE allows for rapid modification and development of applications such as CARA (Computer Assisted Retina Analysis). CARA’s image enhancement algorithms deliver sharper, clearer and easier to analyze retinal images. CARA is a cost-effective tool for real-time screening of large patient populations. CARA has been cleared for marketing by the following regulatory agencies: Health Canada, FDA (US), CE (Europe), COFEPRIS (Mexico), and Saudi FDA (Saudi Arabia).
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Mr André Larente, President
Tel: 450 678-8882, ext. 224
Email: [email protected]
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