Rapid technologic advances in medical science over the past few decades have prompted a transformational change in healthcare delivery churning up new challenges and opportunities. Medical Imaging and the practice of radio-diagnosis has been at the center of these advances in terms of the rate of adoption into mainstream medical practice and the number of patients it has touched.
Radio-diagnosis now plays a pivotal role in the care pathways across the spectrum of medical practice. The emphasis on evidence-based medicine and the dependency of clinical practitioners on diagnostic imaging have caused an unprecedented surge in the demand for medical imaging procedures and quality & timely reports across the world.
Healthcare provider organizations have been combatting the challenges of high capital expenditure to setup radiology departments and the acute shortage of radiologists to run the department. The quest to optimize on the capital expenditures while managing the scarce skilled resources has paved the way for new opportunities.
Columbia asia hospitals private limited, as a part of its E-health initiatives, has successfully leveraged technology to consolidate its radiology operations across the country to establish “Columbia Asia Radiology Group” (CARG). The group assists organizations to increase efficiency, enhance business opportunity, optimize resources and provide quality radiology services.
The Columbia Asia Radiology Group (CARG) has been successfully providing tele-reporting and radpeer review services to healthcare providers across Indian subcontinent, Indonesia, Africa and France. CARG has been at the forefront of radiology academic programs, Education and Skilling activities in India. CARG also supports organizations with services in the areas of radiology quality assurance, collaborative research, and radiology business transformation.