Leading US-Based Radiology Service Provider Launches Major Effort Aimed at International Expansion
MT. LAUREL, N.J., Mar 20, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — USARAD.com announces a Joint Venture between its international subsidiary WorldRad.com division and Global Hawk Telemedicine based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to fill the expanding need for quality MRI and CT subspecialty reads in the Middle East. The Joint-Commission accredited USARAD.com will provide U.S. board-certified and highly qualified American Board Certified radiologists in a full range of radiology sub-specialties to contribute to Global Hawk Telemedicine services. Initially, the partnership will operate in Dubai and then expand into other areas in United Arab Emirates and other parts of Middle East.
Global Hawk Telemedicine (GHT) is the leading telemedicine service provider in the Middle East and offers high quality sub-specialty radiology interpretations with a rapidly increasing panel of sub-specialty radiologists. It is a division of Global Hawk Imaging & Diagnostics (GHID), a prestigious chain of diagnostic imaging centers throughout the Middle East and other countries. Its patients include many well-known members of the royal family of the UAE and representatives of foreign embassies and consulates.
Global Hawk Telemedicine is the only UAE teleradiology service provider recognized by Dubai Health Authority and offers a full range of advanced services, including PET/CT, neuroradiology, musculoskeletal, cardiac, breast, oncological, abdominal, thoracic and coronary CTA imaging.
WorldRad.com will help the prestigious UAE-based teleradiology group maintain its commitment to exam turnaround in 30 minutes for emergency cases and 4 hours for standard reads, while upholding a commitment to the highest standards of care.
A partnership based on a shared commitment to advanced technology, both WorldRad.com and Global Hawk Telemedicine are supported by sophisticated proprietary digital image management and communications infrastructures that speed images in high diagnostic quality across the globe if needed to support ultra-fast, high quality exam reading. Both practices also offer a full range of imaging technology solutions to clients to facilitate state-of-the-art reciprocal communications of images and reports.
According to Michael Yuz, MD, MBA, CEO of USARAD.com & WorldRad.com, although equipped with advanced imaging technology, many areas of the Middle East are suffering from a shortage of radiologists qualified to read today’s advanced imaging exams. “Practices like Global Hawk Telemedicine, offering the highest quality imaging expertise, are providing a vitally important service,” he says. “In partnership with WorldRad.com, Global Hawk Telemedicine can offer reading by highly trained radiologists in locations around the world for 24/7 service.”
President and founder of Global Hawk Telemedicine and Global Hawk Imaging & Diagnostics Dr. Nawab Shafi Ul Mulk, MD comments, “Our mission is to work with imaging centers and hospitals in United Arab Emirates and expand into other parts of Middle East shortly, to ensure that patients in underserved regions receive the advanced medical care they deserve. We have created a strong infrastructure of both human talent and technology to support these goals. Today, we are pleased and proud to have WorldRad.com join with us to further these goals and look forward to a long relationship with the company.”
Dr. Mulk notes that in today’s global healthcare marketplace the sharing of expertise across political and geographic boundaries is essential and easily made possible with the appropriate organization and technology. Mulk’s group is investing 120 million dirhams in the next 3 years across GCC Countries for a chain of 10 branded Global Hawk Imaging centers, with the pilot GHID project of 12 million already operational after 5 months in Dubai.
Dr. Mulk added, “An intense desire to contribute to the healthcare system and paucity of quality imaging and diagnostics centers with an acute shortage of sub-specialty physicians in this region culminated in pioneering and successful implementation of teleradiology services in UAE. We were further buoyed by positive feedback and strong support by visionary leaders and senior DHA officials. GHT is an integral part of reputed Multinational Mulk group and will further continue to invest in the healthcare journey by bridging distances across the continents with multidisciplinary telemedicine consultations, aided by innovative Mulk healthcare products.”
“Together, Global Hawk Telemedicine and WorldRad.com make that service a reality,” adds Dr. Yuz. He also points out that for many hospitals and medical practices, teleradiology can provide a cost-effective, efficient solution keeping them up to date with the latest imaging techniques and technologies for the benefit of their patients.
About USARAD.com and WorldRad.com
WorldRad.com is an international subsidiary corporation of USARAD.com providing service in multiple parts of the world including Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East. USARAD.com is a fully physician-owned and operated company that interprets general and a full range of subspecialty exams in all imaging modalities. Utilizing unique Radiology-On-Demand™ cloud-based technology, USARAD.com is committed to providing timely and responsive image review using highly qualified specialists. All subspecialty interpretations are performed by board certified fellowship-trained radiologists and cardiologists. USARAD.com offers state-of-the-art proprietary RIS and PACS technology for advanced report communications with client sites via web-based interface and fax.
USARAD.com, headquartered in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, is one of the fastest growing teleradiology groups in the country and world. The company provides 24/7/365 service in all 50 states for imaging centers, hospitals and mobile imaging providers.
About Global Hawk Telemedicine-Middle East/UAE
Pioneering Teleradiology medical company of UAE is part of world brand Multinational Mulk Holdings, a conglomerate of 21 diversified, reputed companies with an estimated market value more than 2 billion dollars. It is also the world’s largest manufacturer of Alubond — USA, a branded high quality building product used across more than 36 countries. GHT is the only Dubai Health Care Authority recognized Telemedicine/Teleradiology service provider in the region. They offer high quality subspecialty radiology interpretations with a rapidly increasing panel of more than 95 US/UK/UAE/GCC based trained Sub-Specialist Radiologists to provide Teleradiology Outsourcing Solutions.