Our company ERS is in Zug, Switzerland at home. We offer teleradiology in the German-speaking market and Artificial Intelligence worldwide.
On November 4th, 2021 we will talk about the ERS Emergency Radiology Schueller division!
Teleradiology and Artificial Intelligence: Two major disruptive Technologies for the Medicine of the Future
The great potential of teleradiology is now recognised. Today, it has earned a reputation as a professional service that supports medical institutions in their daily tasks. And now, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the next innovation in medical diagnostics.
Teleradiology already has a significant influence on the field of radiology. It contributes to significantly improving the quality of medicine through its high-quality diagnostic sub-specialisation that can be used at any desired location. Teleradiology also helps to make existing radiological workplaces in hospitals and specialist radiological institutes more attractive in the long term and even to prevent burnout: obligatory services at unloved times, such as at night, at weekends and on public holidays, are simply no longer necessary for radiologists from such institutions. And in the event of an excessively high work volume, for example during peak or off-peak times or in the event of staff shortages, we at ERS – Emergency Radiology Schueller – can take over and report on any number of examinations for our customers at any time in the shortest possible time and with our high quality.
But that is not all. We at ERS – Emergency Radiology Schueller – are constantly questioning ourselves and are already thinking today about those services which will make their contribution to serve society in the best possible way in the future. Revolutionary information technology has enabled the emergence of both teleradiology and AI. The rapid development of telecommunications has helped teleradiology to celebrate its great success. The development of the DICOM standard, which enabled the storage and exchange of information in medical image data management, had a particular influence on this. For AI, the development of algorithms of neural networks in connection with the latest generation of powerful processors offers the possibility of processing large amounts of data in parallel.
What is the benefit of a synergy between these two services? Read more in part 2!
With our teleradiology department at ERS – Emergency Radiology Schueller, we enable many people to have access to the latest radiological cutting edge diagnostics. In this way we help society to diagnose diseases earlier and better. At the same time, we ensure that every patient has a chance to receive the best possible therapy based on our assistance. As a teleradiological service provider, we make nationwide care possible through the efficient deployment of our specialist staff.
However, our teleradiology at ERS – Emergency Radiology Schueller offers advantages far beyond this: A very important aspect for us is climate protection. Nowadays there is a lot of discussion about how to save emissions and thus slow down climate change. Apart from industry, the transport sector accounts for a large proportion of emissions. Teleradiology can make a considerable contribution here. Even with our current products, the On Call Service for acute radiological use and the Elelective Service of our Academic Health Division, patients who are examined at our radiological partner institutes close to their homes only have to travel very short distances to their treatment. This is because the radiological examinations that are essential for therapy are assessed online by our specialist physicians in remote locations. The elimination of long journeys saves considerable cumulative CO2 emissions. Accordingly, we generate even greater effects, since our teleradiology is already used across national borders: Even long-distance and air travel by patients can be completely eliminated. Our technology makes no difference whether doctors and patients are in neighboring towns or several thousand kilometers apart. In addition, our medical personnel no longer have to travel to and from work: It is a specific feature of radiology in our neighboring country of Austria, for example, that radiologists report radiological examinations as independent substitute physicians after work as an employed physician in a hospital in the afternoon and evening or on days off in radiological institutes. This means that it is at least to some extent possible to provide the population with comprehensive care. But with the use of teleradiology, these medical official channels are no longer necessary, and the lower CO2 emissions also help to relieve the climate.
We are aware that the teleradiological services of ERS – Emergency Radiology Schueller are part of the trend towards the general digitalisation of processes and services. Not only do we protect the climate, but with our first-class radiological reports we also provide substantial support for society – the starting signal for the individualized therapy of every single person. And we are helping to make tomorrow’s world a much better place.
Let’s talk seriously about teleradiology, an increasingly important component of patient care.
Why would you have such an important, highly qualified medical service created by one of the many start-ups with unclear staffing and questionable IT concepts when you can get the market leader in Switzerland and Austria to do it for you?
We at ERS – Emergency Radiology Schueller have built up a large and consistent team of radiology specialists with long professional experience.
And we have created our patent-pending IT concept with the highest quality and highest availability. Because we take security and data protection very seriously.
Our customers know:
ERS can be relied on around the clock, every day of the year, for years:
With our acute On Call Service, we are always personally available for you via our telephone hotlines.
And our Academic Health Division provides top-quality reports for your elective X-ray, CT and MR examinations in all important sub-specialisations.
We are also cost-efficient. We were the ones who established the pay-per-use model.
You only pay for our diagnostic services. And nothing else.
It doesn’t help when people try to imitate us.
Because we are the original. We are always there for you when it comes to providing the best in teleradiology.
Perfect quality for
your patients without compromise
Exclusively radiology specialists with many years of experience
Information on findings after 30 minutes at the latest, written findings after one hour
All-round carefree data protection
We deliver our findings directly into your RIS/KIS systems, EDPG/eGA/ELGA-compliant