Eye Health Hero 2020 award to Juuso Erixon from Optomed
International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness’ (IAPB) Eye Health Heroes programme is a new annual development initiative to recognize and celebrate young and upcoming talent in the eye health sector.
This year the Eye Health Heros programme was made up of three categories where individuals and organisations were able to nominate one or more Heroes: Leaders, Change makers and Innovators. Innovators are individuals who embrace new ideas and create new possibilities and outcomes, whilst challenging the status quo and pushing their boundaries of knowledge to develop new approaches, systems or technologies in eye health.
Mr. Juuso Erixon, Solution Sales Lead from Optomed was awarded in the Innovators category.
When joining Optomed and entering the eye health industry Juuso had a 10-year experience of efficient cloud-based solutions. He has been working in industries that have been adapting new IT tools faster than relatively conservative health care community. Now when we are talking more about digitalisation in health care, big data and AI, Juuso can utilise something that he has used before and is aware of the benefits.
“I am extremely proud and honored of receiving the Eye Health Hero 2020 Innovator award. I have been working in the eye health sector only for a short while. Still, from day one it has been obvious that there is a huge demand for improvements for example in the accessibility and resourcing of eye health care. During my past career, I have been developing various cloud-based solutions together with my customers to streamline their processes, to create more efficient ways of doing things, and to generate improved end-user experience. I am convinced that together with the eye-health professionals we can improve a lot. By combining the expertise of various stakeholders, we can create eye health care solutions, which are safe in the clinical perspective and effective financially”, Juuso states.