By Health In Five Writer
Teleradiology Solutions (TRS) has announced that it has won a 100-crore 5-year contract to provide radiology reporting for Hamad Medical Corporation, the principal public healthcare provider in the State of Qatar.
TRS, which is based in Bengaluru and Pennsylvania, will provide radiology interpretations in collaboration with its expert panel of radiologists. The services will be delivered using RADSpa, its proprietary AI-enabled teleradiology workflow platform.
Dr Arjun Kalyanpur, CEO, TRS informed that the company has been recognized by Singapore’s Ministry of Health in 2005. It has deployed teleradiology for the Tripura government in India in 2017 and enabled remote diagnosis for IGMH government set ups in the Maldives. “Now to work with the Ministry in Qatar reflects the faith governments around the world have in our ability to deliver. Our current agreement is a part of TRS’s mission to extend healthcare solutions across the globe,” he added.
Kishor Joshi, Chief Business Officer, TRS said “This tender was won after 2 years of bidding for the RFP and was a proud moment for the group. This deal has resulted in providing further opportunities for growth in the market for teleradiology services, which is expected to see 100% growth in the geography. TRS already has an established presence in some of the major hospitals in the region and this new opportunity will allow TRS to expand its geographic reach. TRS’s success in the Qatar and UAE market has encouraged our team to explore opportunities throughout the Middle East. This is only the beginning, as we have plans to expand throughout all GCC countries.”
In 2015, Teleradiology Solutions along with the National Health Resource Center, India, jointly published a whitepaper on the use of low-cost digital imaging to transform legacy X-rays into digital format. A practice, that has now been adopted by various teleradiology providers in 26 states in India, was done in response to an initiative from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
TRS partners include the University of Pennsylvania, Yale New Haven Hospital Group, Connecticut and the Verge Group of Hospitals, New Jersey. Established in 2002, TRS provides a platform for radiologists to converge for real-time remote reading of cases through its platform. It has reported scans for over 6 million patients so far.