Bengaluru: Manipal Hospitals, one of India’s foremost healthcare providers, has entered into an agreement with FUJIFILM India, a pioneer in healthcare technology, to leverage the latter’s innovative digital technology for storing sensitive medical documents and images.
Under the long-term agreement, Manipal Hospitals would be provided with a large-scale Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), powered by FUJIFILM India. The PACS eliminates the need for manually storing, retrieving, and sending sensitive information, films, and reports.
In addition, the next-generation system will enable the storage of medical documents and images in secure off-site servers while the PACS software will ensure that such sensitive medical data can be accessed via mobile devices and workstations from anywhere in the world. The deployment will cover 23 hospitals and 45 Teleradiology facilities under the umbrella of Manipal Health Enterprises across the country.
With a modular design, expandable to all future centres of Manipal Hospitals, the state-of-the-art Radiology Information System (RIS) PACS, which has been developed as a part of the engagement, is now available for radiology and cardiology specialities. It is scalable to more clinical specialities and covers three million studies per year currently.
The RIS PACS will provide the following benefits to patients:
Compliance through quick access to medical images from any Manipal Hospital across India
Digital access to reports as and when required
Diagnosis from the choice of radiologist and cardiologist sitting anywhere in the country