The Eye Picture Archive Communication System, or EyePACS
, is a telemedicine program used to build sustainable diabetic retinopathy screening programs in community clinics across the state.
EyePACS uses “store and forward” technology: digital images are taken in one setting (such as a clinic) and sent electronically to a provider in another location for interpretation. The system allows clinics to capture and upload digital images of a patient’s retina to the EyePACS website for interpretation by a trained clinician in a remote location. This distributed network allows the system to link primary care providers with eye care providers regardless of their physical location.
Telemedicine connects patients and doctors in rural areas to specialists located outside of the region. Using software, computers, telephone lines, medical cameras, and video conferencing equipment, patients with conditions that require the help of a specialist can be seen in a timely manner without traveling long distances.
Telemedicine also increases the accessibility to specialty care such psychiatry, endocrinology, dermatology, oncology, and neurology. A telemedicine visit can be facilitated in two ways:
Live Video—The local doctor and patient can see a specialist using video cameras, computers, and telephone equipment.
Store and Forward—A picture of the patient’s condition is taken and sent electronically to the specialist for review.
Camarena Health has a dedicated Health Education team that is focused on providing valuable information related to overall health and nutrition.
We offer one-on-one counseling sessions and customize programs that are specific to each individual patient. All of our education is disease-specific, and is designed to be a s effective as possible based on the patient health needs. Our education sessions include, but are not limited to obesity, hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol, asthma and prenatal care.
We also offer one-on-one counseling sessions with a Registered Dietician for patients in need of additional information and guidance, at all locations. A monthly diabetes group class in offered at no cost in English and Spanish for patients interested as well as spouses, friends, or anyone that can benefit. The diabetes class is led by a Registered Dietitian and Health Educator.
Please click on the link below for more information about the monthly diabetic group classes.
Diabetic Educational Class_Clase Educacional Sobre la Diabetes