In East Africa, radiologists are now able to read and report on x-rays and scans with quicker turn around times. Teleradiology, developed by Medisoft East Africa Ltd, allows them to read and report from their offices, homes or anywhere in the world.
Three young Kenyans developed Medisoft’s Teleradiology. Two are medical doctors, Dr. Emmanuel Mukoya and Dr. Ndii Kanake who are also pursuing Masters of Medicine in radiology at The University of Nairobi. The third is Ruth Wangari a computer science graduate, who is in the midst of studying for her Masters in Business Administration at Africa Nazarene University.
These three entrepreneurs noticed doctors often had to keep their patients waiting for weeks before they could give them a proper diagnosis. Some doctors are even tempted to do the interpretations themselves to cut back time, even without proper training to do so.
With Medisoft’s Teleradiology solution, licensed radiologists are able to provide reports and consultation services for many doctors and hospitals from their homes and offices. This also allows hospitals and imaging centers the freedom to outsource interpretation services to offsite radiologists around the clock, saving patients’ lives.
Radiologists and doctors can access the Teleradiology platform on a web browser or desktop program. Another benefit is that the images can be routed to specific doctors or radiologists for a quick second opinion.
All of the images and reports are stored on the cloud so it cuts back on expenses involved in traditional radiology by doing away with printing and physically storing images. Now the images and reports can be accessed immediately anywhere on the planet.