Climate protection and teleradiology? Significant developments hand in hand!

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.