Jorge Cuadros

Research Activities

Starting in 1994, developed several programs for remote clinical diagnosis and distance learning, including programs in China, India, and Latin America. EyePACS was developed as an open access system for clinical communication in eye care, and has been used for teleconsultations, retinopathy screening, home care, education, digital grand rounds, and research. Member of DICOM’s working group on data interchange for ophthalmic diagnostic information objects, the defacto international standards organization for eye care imaging. Member of Health Level 7, the American Medical Informatics Association, and the American Telemedicine Association. As past chair of Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry’s informatics special interest group, led the development of informatics standards for optometry schools. Doctoral thesis is entitled: “Low Complexity Adaptable Image-Capable Systems for Inter-Clinician Communication.” Currently directing UCB Retinal Reading Center for diabetic retinopathy detection.

Research Interests

-Data Interchange Standards
-Modeling Healthcare Information Systems
-Distance Education
-Clinical Communication Systems
-Retinal Color Image Processing
-Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
-Glaucoma Detection
-International Telehealth

Clinical Care Studies

-Evaluation of remote diabetic retinopathy detection in urban diabetes clinic
-Evaluation of new methods for remote consultations in community clinics in the California Central Valley
-Validation of new retinal imaging devices for detection of diabetic retinopathy

Research Thrusts