Teleradiology and Artificial Intelligence: Two major disruptive Technologies for the Medicine of the Future: Part 3
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 and Artificial Intelligence: Two major disruptive Technologies for the Medicine of the Future: Part 2
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/
Especially for Radiologists, Telemedicine offers many interesting possibilities that were unthinkable until a few years ago. Thanks to digitalization and progress in information technology developments, you as a radiologist can now work from anywhere. The advantages of teleradiology in two parts:
Work from any location
If you are a radiologist looking for work, you often do not have the opportunity to work where you would like to work. In many cases, a new job involves moving to another city. Teleradiology offers the possibility to work completely independent of location. We at ERS – Emergency Radiology Schueller as teleradiology provider in Switzerland, Austria and Germany support you in setting up your home office. It goes without saying that we only use certified medical products of the highest quality. These include certified diagnostic monitors, which are constantly checked for constancy, as well as the connection to our own proprietary, highly secure network. This means that you have a complete telemedical workplace on site and can live where you feel comfortable.
Flexible work assignments
In teleradiology you can flexibly arrange your work assignments with us as a radiologist. Teleradiology is increasingly being used by clinics and practices to relieve the burden on their own radiology department or to outsource it completely. The night shift in radiology, in particular, is increasingly being shifted to teleradiology. However, teleradiology is also being used more and more frequently in cases of general shortage of doctors, overcapacity or holiday and illness replacement. And even if you work as a radiologist in a clinic, you can earn an additional salary in teleradiology, for example by working the night shift.
Especially for younger people, flexibility and independence are becoming increasingly important. In addition to working in a clinic, many radiologists dream of becoming self-employed with their own practice. However, this requires a great deal of financial and organizational effort, which is not always easy to manage. On the other hand, at Emergency Radiology Schueller you also benefit from many advantages that self-employment offers, such as performance-related remuneration for your qualified specialist work. You can read more about this here in part 2 shortly.
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!
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.
On 30.09.21 at 2.00 p.m. Dr. Schueller will give a presentation on the subject of “Teleradiology”.
People rightly expect more and more from medicine. Radiology has a particularly important role to play because it is always at the forefront of patient care to provide rapid and correct, groundbreaking answers.
Teleradiology is of great advantage here: it brings high expertise quickly to places where radiologists are not always available.
How can we deliver the best quality to our customers around the clock? Part 1: Our operational planning
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.