No more dreams of the future: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is finding its important place in medical diagnostics. 

We at ERS – Emergency Radiology Schueller understand and operate telemedicine as an important, secure centre of medical data. Not only do we fully comply with the requirements of the GDPR and other international legal texts: We also develop our own high-security and high-availability networks so that our customers benefit from our all-round data protection at all times.

Naturally, all AI manufacturers are interested in offering their products to as many users as possible. Telemedicine, especially teleradiology, offers this possibility. Our technology at ERS – Emergency Radiology Schueller protects medical data on a global level and allows our customers and all interested medical professionals to use the most up-to-date AI that is best suited to their specific needs.

AI in teleradiology does not mean that the medical activity is shortened or even unnecessary. On the contrary: We at ERS – Emergency Radiology Schueller have been carrying out independent tests with what we believe to be the most appropriate AI for years. In this way we ensure that these AIs, which have been tested over a long period of time and with a lot of our own data, represent a significant benefit for medical diagnostics in the future. Man and machine go hand in hand. We attach the greatest importance to the fact that humans will always have dominion over AI.

 

What is www.radailogy.com? Read more about it in our report!

Teleradiology has established itself as a professional service that supports medical institutions in their daily tasks. And now the next innovation in medical diagnostics comes into play with Artificial Intelligence (AI). Read part 2 of our report here!

AI applications undergo a whole series of tests before they are ready for the market, which are essential for approval by the international regulatory authorities, such as the FDA in North America and CE in Europe. This creates the basis for AI results to be characterised by high sensitivity, specificity and accuracy. This means that the result for a characteristic that the AI used is looking for will contain the highest possible number of true positive results and at the same time only a negligible number of false positive and false negative results.

 

The prioritisation of investigations

We at ERS – Emergency Radiology Schueller work together with major AI developers. We help to produce such AI which enables patients to be prioritised according to the degree of injury and illness. The AI can thus help to triage in order to first produce those findings that are most urgently needed by our clinical partners in hospitals and institutes in Switzerland, Germany and Austria for patient treatment. Such AI enables a significantly improved allocation of resources and results in optimal individualised patient care.

 

What is the current status of the symbiosis of teleradiology and AI? Read more in part 3!

At ERS, we have been working 24/7 for many hundreds of thousands of patients with our teleradiology for many years.

Our expertise particularly includes accident and emergency radiology, MSK and neuroradiology, pediatric acute radiology, cardiac and body imaging.

We are happy to share our knowledge with you and offer you the training to become a top level specialist in emergency radiology!

You learn with us online from anywhere in the world and choose your webinars yourself, right up to your professional certificates.

 

More information: https://www.emergencyradiology.ch/ers-akademie/

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.

With our on-call service, we are available 24 hours a day with professional expertise. Our most important goal is to consistently produce our radiological findings with the best quality. How does this work?

We plan our workflows by putting the efficiency of our service first, not just the quality. We monitor our workflow and workload very closely to ensure that our radiologists are allocated work sensibly. Because the number of patients and radiological examinations is not the same at every hour, on every day in the summer and winter seasons. Rather, it is multifactorially triggered. A high degree of accuracy already in the planning of the cadre and the duty roster enables us to have an adequate number of specialists on duty at all times. As a result, our time for providing oral and written reports remains very short, and the satisfaction of our customers and our radiologists is high.

ERS, as the leading private teleradiology provider in Switzerland and Austria, is in a strong position to support other hospitals and institutes suffering from professional shortages.

ERS currently offers its service to nearly 20 hospitals in German-speaking countries. “We are set up to cope with high capacities. It is precisely because of this that we are able to offer our staff a high caseload – the be-all and end-all for producing consistent top quality. We remain wide awake and are always growing,” confirms Gerd Schueller, founder of ERS.

A corresponding campaign was launched in October 2017. ERS learns through a multitude of personal conversations with radiological and economic decision-makers what enormous difficulties have to be mastered in the respective health markets – and offers their cooperation. “As soon as our prospective customers realise how determined we are to offer our service and which radiological and technical solutions we can provide individually, the advantages of our service become immediately clear,” adds Michael Peck, responsible for all IT services at ERS.

Innovation and technology are among the markets of hope in the health economy, as a recent study underlines.

Under the aegis of the Weitmoser Circle, of which ERS is a member, the first results of a study conducted by Deloitte among medical executives show that telemedicine is considered to be of particularly high importance in future cost optimisation and benefit enhancement in medical organisations. The first study results were presented on 17 November 2017 during the annual meeting of the Weitmoser Circle. The research was conducted to identify processes and levers for increasing efficiency in health economics among medical managers of hospitals.

The study also shows that the user-friendliness of IT applications is the lever with the greatest estimated effectiveness for increasing efficiency in the hospital sector.

For us at ERS, the study results mean,

1) we are on the right track to sustainably improve the medical landscape with our services
2) that our IT solutions are already very user-friendly. Our independently developed IT tool XTIS enables us to transfer our findings fully EDPG/eGA/ELGA-compliant into the RIS/KIS systems of our customers.

Further links:

http://www.weitmoser-kreis.at/