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3 3 Globalization Kalyanpur

  1. 1. ADVENTURES IN TELERADIOLOGY- 247 SERVICES THROUGH A GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE Arjun Kalyanpur, MD CEO and Chief Radiologist
  2. 2. RADIOLOGY – THE EYE OF MEDICINE
  3. 3. Problems in Radiology <ul><li>Increasing imaging volumes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ageing populations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cancer, Heart Disease and Stroke </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faster scanners, newer applications, more follow-up </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rising costs </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of subspecialists </li></ul><ul><li>Radiologist distribution between geographies not optimal </li></ul><ul><li>Long report turnaround times </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global radiologist shortages </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The Internationalization of Radiology TODAY <ul><li> Teleradiology is </li></ul><ul><li> GL BAL </li></ul><ul><li>And ONLINE ! </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is Teleradiology? <ul><li>Transfer of diagnostic images to another location for interpretation </li></ul>
  6. 6. How to get the most bang from your radiology buck <ul><li>Hub and spoke model – a single radiologist able to report for any hospital, anywhere in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone gets to sleep at night! </li></ul><ul><li>Optimize productivity using technology and assistants </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Teleradiology Solutions… </li></ul><ul><li>Bangalore based but global! </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Fully accredited by the US Joint Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Only health care provider outside Singapore to be accredited by the Ministry of Health, Singapore </li></ul>An innovative company at the forefront of the teleradiology revolution - ABC news, BBC, Arte, Le Point, Le Nouvel Obs, Le Monde, Geo
  8. 8. Emergency Teleradiology - US <ul><li>80 hospitals in 14 states </li></ul><ul><li>30 minute report turnaround time </li></ul><ul><li>Productivity and quality benefit due to day-night reversal </li></ul><ul><li>Graveyard shift eliminated, ER gets a cheerful awake Radiologist at night! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Teleradiology for Singapore: TAT reduced from 3 days to 1 hour <ul><li>98% of X-rays, which are now read in India, are turned around within one hour. This is a tremendous improvement over past practice where patients had to wait 2-3 days and comes at much lower costs. Their quality of X-ray reading is excellent. </li></ul><ul><li>Excerpt from speech by Mr Lee Kuan Yew, </li></ul><ul><li>Former Singapore PM, 4/16/06 </li></ul>35,000 exams read in 2006; 60000 exams in 2008 99.98% report accuracy 11 hospitals
  10. 10. Virtual 3D Lab <ul><li>Acute chest pain at 3 AM </li></ul><ul><li>64 slice CT Angiogram processed and reported in 1 hour </li></ul><ul><li>Skilled technologists in short supply </li></ul><ul><li>Labor intensive operations </li></ul>
  11. 11. Why teleradiology should make sense to Pharma and Device Companies <ul><li>Infrastructure at teleradiology hub to receive images from multiple clinical trial sites </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple pairs of eyes for each trial available at one location </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting of oncologic scans using standardised techniques, such as RECIST measurements with shorter TATS </li></ul>
  12. 12. The India Advantage <ul><li>English speaking workforce – at all levels </li></ul><ul><li>Large number of IT/technology schools </li></ul><ul><li>Highly skilled physicians </li></ul><ul><li>Lower cost of labour </li></ul><ul><li>New Governmental initiatives in infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Highly-charged entrepreneurial environment </li></ul><ul><li>Fast growing economy </li></ul>
  13. 13. Teleradiology has put India on the world map for High quality Healthcare Delivery
  14. 14. Robin Hood model – giving back within India <ul><li>The Telerad Foundation – started 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Provide reporting services free of cost to remote parts of India </li></ul><ul><li>Develop low cost technologies, train radiologists </li></ul><ul><li>www. Teleradfoundation.org </li></ul>
  15. 15. TELERADIOLOGY The Future is Here !

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