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25th Annual Meeting of the German Retina Society

German Retina Society

01.06. - 02.06.2012, Münster

Software-based management of intravitreal injections: the IVI Manager

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  • Miroslav Kulanga - Universitäts-Augenklinik Göttingen
  • N. Feltgen - Universitäts-Augenklinik Göttingen
  • H. Hoerauf - Universitäts-Augenklinik Göttingen

German Retina Society. 25th Annual Conference of the German Retina Society. Münster, 01.-02.06.2012. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2012. Doc12rg54

doi: 10.3205/12rg54, urn:nbn:de:0183-12rg540

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Published: May 30, 2012

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Background: The increasing number of intravitreal injections (IVI) leads to a growing administrative burden. There is a need for a software solution that integrates both: the previously used data and a simplified documentation around the IVI.

Methods: The IVI Manager was developed without the participation of any company, using Microsoft Access and Visual Basic for Applications. Connection to an existing patient database was implemented using Open Database Connectivity (ODBC). For the execution of the IVI Manager, a free Microsoft Access Runtime or Microsoft Access is required. Its use in a multiuser environment is unproblematic.

Results: The IVI Manager is a software tool that supports the complete administrative process of intravitreal injections: insurance request, injection process, billing and follow-up. By performing documentation in IVI manager, all necessary forms, patient records and medical reports are created automatically. During the injection process documentation burden decreases, since information is transferred from the previous entries. Thus, redundant entries are eliminated, which can also counteract errors in documentation and in treatment. With IVI Manager statistical analysis of the injection numbers, used drugs, insurance requests and invoicing can also be made at any time.

Conclusion: The use of IVI Manager in clinical practice significantly facilitates the increasing administrative burden and allows easy and complete statistical analysis of the insurance requests and injections carried out to date. The IVI Manager is designed in such a way, that there are no license costs for the necessary programs.