The Indian Health Service Primary Care-Based Teleophthalmology Program Overview

Historically, fewer than half of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) with diabetes received the annual diabetic retinopathy (DR) examination that is considered the minimum standard of care. A rate similar to that of the general United States (U.S.) population with diabetes.

The lead author of this paper, Dr. Stephanie Fonda, VP of Research, and co-author Drew Lewis, Estenda’s CEO along with several leading experts overseeing the program discuss the overall program and its impact, along with potential next steps.

Read about a major Indian Health Services initiative led by Estenda here.