Manipal Hospitals teams-up with Fujifilm India to provide digitized solutions for patient diagnosis

Our Bureau, BengaluruTuesday, January 24, 2023, 16:50 Hrs  [IST]

Manipal Hospitals has entered into an agreement with Fujifilm India, to leverage the latter’s innovative digital technology for storing sensitive medical documents and images. Under the long-term agreement, Manipal Hospitals would be provided with a large-scale Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), which eliminates the need for manually storing, retrieving, and sending sensitive information, films, and reports.

In addition, the next-generation system will enable the storage of medical documents and images in secure off-site servers while the PACS software will ensure that such sensitive medical data can be accessed via mobile devices and workstations from anywhere in the world. The deployment will cover 23 hospitals and 45 teleradiology facilities under the umbrella of Manipal Health Enterprises across the country.

With a modular design, expandable to all future centres of Manipal Hospitals, the state-of-the-art Radiology Information System (RIS) PACS, which has been developed as a part of the engagement, is now available for radiology and cardiology specialities. It is scalable to more clinical specialities and covers three million studies per year currently.

The RIS PACS will provide compliance through quick access to medical images from any Manipal Hospital across India. There will be digital access to reports as and when required and diagnosis from the choice of radiologist and cardiologist sitting anywhere in the country.

Dilip Jose, MD & CEO, Manipal Hospitals, said, “Having entered into a multi-decade agreement, the interoperability across networks that this solution offers will accelerate our progress toward digitization. The team up will help promote the penetration of our clinical healthcare services across its network while making it convenient for both clinicians and patients.”

Koji Wada, managing director, Fujifilm India, said, “We aim to provide superior technological medical facilities that can help save lives and encourage patients to become more engaged in their personal care. We are determined to offer the highest standards of innovative and high-quality healthcare solutions in India, further solidifying our commitment to being a socially responsible brand.”

Chander Shekhar Sibal, executive vice president & head of medical division at Fujifilm India also added, “Ensuring the highest health standards in every region we operate in has been our utmost priority. The company has consistently vowed to introduce innovations in the medical field and repeatedly pledged to bring the best available global technology for the patients and medical practitioners.