(PRWEB) January 12, 2017
Strategic Radiology joins the list of WorldCare service providers which includes the Mayo Clinic, Boston Children’s Hospital, UCLA Health, Jefferson University Hospital and Partners Healthcare, including Massachusetts General Hospital.
WorldCare offers diagnostic and second opinion consultations that help clients and members outside their home countries make more informed medical decisions. WorldCare operates in more than 40 countries and covers millions of patients worldwide.
“WorldCare pioneered the medical second opinion process and continues to evolve the service by partnering with other industry leaders, including Strategic Radiology,” said WorldCare Chief Technology Officer Paul Clark. “Together with Strategic Radiology we will continue to connect members worldwide with the information and resources needed to make informed medical decisions with greater confidence.”
“Both Strategic Radiology and WorldCare are committed to exceptional quality and to maximizing timely, efficient and strategic access to the world’s best health care,” said Arl Van Moore, Jr., MD, FACR, chairman of Strategic Radiology. “That makes for an ideal partnership.”
WorldCare was the first company to obtain FDA clearance for wavelet compression, which allows diagnostic-quality images to be compressed and sent digitally. This enables medical records to be sent quickly and securely, providing opinions within a matter of hours, if necessary.
Strategic Radiology’s Subspecialty Telerad Partners has been reading for WorldCare on a developmental basis since March 2015. Referrals have come from a number of countries including Kuwait, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and Russia. A contract to formalize the arrangement was signed this month.
“The depth of our clinical expertise in subspecialties, our real world experience and our exceptionally rapid turnarounds have proved to be a great asset,” said Kip McMillan, chief executive officer of Diversified Radiology in Colorado and chair of Strategic Radiology’s IT committee.
McMillan, who has been overseeing the early effort, noted that Strategic Radiology is the only WorldCare vendor that specializes strictly in radiology services.
“This arrangement is confirmation that our Subspecialty Telerad Partners program has value outside the domestic radiology market,” McMillan said. This is a significant event. It means Strategic Radiology is global.”
About Strategic Radiology
Strategic Radiology consists of 26 radiology group practices across the United States representing more than 1,400 radiologists. The company’s goal is to achieve higher quality patient care and more cost efficient delivery of medical imaging through an integrated approach of shared data and best practices, interchanging clinical expertise, and consolidating certain practice expenses. More information can be found at http://www.strategicradiology.org.
About WorldCare International, Inc.
WorldCare’s mission is to improve the quality of healthcare worldwide by maximizing timely, efficient and strategic access to the best in health care. For over 22 years, WorldCare has provided members and physicians with the highest quality medical second opinions in the world with access to over 18,000 U.S. based specialists at The WorldCare Consortium ®, which includes Massachusetts General Hospital and Mayo Clinic. For more information, visit http://www.worldcare.com.