New Haven, CT March 30, 2012- Telerad Tech, the technology arm of Teleradiology Solutions, announced today that it has become the managed service provider for Cisco’s HealthPresence telemedicine platform in India.
The strategic alliance between the two companies
is aimed at capitalising the strengths of both
organisations to offer high quality radiology
readings to Asia as well as the rest of the
world. NHG Singapore has under its umbrella nine
polyclinics, four hospitals, one national centre
and three specialty institutes.
Dr Sunita Maheshwari, a Pediatric Cardiologist and Chief dreamer of Teleradiology Solutions, helped operationalise a telemedicine center in a low income district in Raichur, North Karnataka using Cisco’s technology. Telemedicine consultations have been provided by Telerad RxDx doctors to the rural villages in Raichur like Gillesgur and Bichalle since October 2010. According to her, the use of technology is helping remote areas of Asia leapfrog into high tech health care. A shortage of doctors in rural areas and a need for specialist consultation is leading to a real need for telemedicine deployment in India"
In addition to rural telemedicine, HealthPresence could benefit companies as well. A telemedicine setup in a corporate setting could be a value add and a time saver for employees who no longer need to commute to see a doctor."
Telerad Tech has recently become the managed service provider for Cisco’s Healthpresence in Asia, a new age telemedicine solution. In addition, T2 has products for clinical trial imaging solutions.
The company has a joint research partnership
with GE Global Research, the centralised
research organisation of the General Electric
Company, to explore new techniques in 3D imaging
“There is a need for a telemedicine product with good video quality which works on low bandwidth and where the doctor can be anywhere”, says Mr Ricky Bedi, CEO of Telrad Tech who is managing the IT deployment of the telemedicine for Dr Maheshwari’s group. In traditional telemedicine setups the doctor needs to be at the telemedicine headquarter. In todays busy world, tying a doctor to a room becomes a challenge. In Cisco’s HealthPresence version 2.0, the doctor can be located anywhere and can access the ‘tele’ patient on his laptop using a wifi device. “Doctor anytime anywhere is a huge advantage of HealthPresence, which is why we are excited to be the managed service provider for Cisco in India and this part of the world”, adds Mr Ricky Bedi.