Teleradiology Solutions (TRS), based in New Haven, Conn., has teamed up with Wipro GE Healthcare to make advanced radiology reporting services available to healthcare providers across India with previously limited access to these resources. Remote parts of the country are greatly in need of specialist radiologist reporting services.
The partnership will combine GE Healthcare’s medical technology leadership and wide reach across the country with TRS’ proprietary Radiology Workflow Solution, RADSpa, to make remote radiology reporting services accessible in Tier 2 and beyond markets.
“Shortage of qualified medical professionals, including radiologists is emerging as one of the biggest impediments to growth and access to quality healthcare in India,” says Milan Rao, president and CEO of GE Healthcare, India and South Asia. “The partnership with Teleradiology Solutions is one way to address this skill gap that we face today by making high-quality remote radiology reporting services available to our customers. It will further drive access and availability of high-end medical technologies to far corners of the country and deliver positive health outcomes.”
The ratio between the radiologists and people in India is about 1:120,000, which is extremely low compared to the western world. Disruptive digital technologies could transform the delivery of healthcare in India through remote health services and digitally enabled healthcare professionals who can tap expert systems to conduct diagnosis via the internet.
Teleradiology’s RADSpa is one such solution that addresses the radiology skill gap existing today. The intelligent radiology workflow platform enables integrated image management through centralized scheduling to multiple devices, sites, or centers, and an Active Push feature for faster downloads at peak load and low bandwidths.
“Our teleradiology platform, RADSpa is built on the premise that a radiologist can be accessed from anywhere in the world and does not have to be physically present in the geographies to serve them,” says Arjun Kalyanpur, MD, founder and CEO of TRS. “Once the image acquisition is done by a trained technologist on site, one of our team of experienced and specialized radiologists based out of one of our many locations will provide interpretation and reporting in real time, thereby contributing to early diagnosis, optimized treatment and better patient outcomes. We are delighted to be partnering with GE healthcare with whom we share a mutual goal of delivering quality healthcare to remote parts of India.”