In Focus: E-health initiative attracts new OSA members

Optical Suppliers Association autumn meeting focused on technology standardisation to deliver better patient outcomes. Simon Jones reports

Ann Blackmore, Roy Stoner and Karl Jeebaun

Optical Suppliers Association (OSA) chair Roy Stoner said the trade body had seen a flurry of new businesses becoming members in recent months, with ‘several attracted to the e-health focus group’s leadership in this rapidly evolving sector.’

Formed in August 2022, the e-health focus group sought to address the use of software as a medical device and professional accountability around emerging diagnostic technologies.

Advanced Ophthalmic Systems CEO Karl Jeebaun heads up the focus group, which works with technology suppliers and organisations, including the NHS, Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) and College of Optometrists with the aim of maximising interoperability.

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