Healthcare is entering a period of seismic change. Worker shortages, an aging population, and a post-pandemic era of healthcare concerns are all shaping what healthcare will become over the next several years. But for every struggle, there’s an innovation waiting to address the challenge, powered by companies committed to staying on the leading edge.
Telehealth, remote patient monitoring, and distance healthcare have all emerged in the wake of the pandemic to allow more patients access to the care they need, regardless of location. Now, TeleRay is excited to announce its contribution to this growing landscape of innovative practices, devices, and modalities. TeleRay RMC is a remote-control solution for enabling diagnostic imaging from anywhere, at any time, for any need.
Take control of equipment (and workflows)
The TeleRay Remote Modality Controller (RMC) is the latest innovation in distance healthcare. Using the USB and standard video ports of CT, MRI, ultrasound, or any other imaging modality, the TeleRay RMC enables complete keyboard and mouse control from remote locations with screen visualization.
Not only can doctors, X-ray technicians, and other healthcare professionals take diagnostic images from anywhere, but TeleRay’s RMC also boasts many other use cases — especially when it comes to system maintenance.
TeleRay’s RMC enables remote troubleshooting, updating, training, general checkups, and more. With it, there’s no need for medical staff to wait hours (or days) for a repair technician to arrive on-site — or spend upwards of $3,000 per visit. And given the requirement for multiple visits in many troubleshooting and repair situations, that cost can certainly compound quickly.
Resolving complex cases through defined protocols
It’s becoming more challenging to find advanced technologists with an expert-level grasp of a wide range of appropriate remote radiology protocols. Their knowledge of operationally complex technology is essential for a variety of healthcare facilities, but finding the right talent and keeping them on-site full time can be both difficult and expensive.
TeleRay’s RMC is poised to help healthcare teams handle complex use cases along with more routine protocols still requiring the advanced know-how possessed only by an experienced technologist.
For example, a cardiovascular MRI is a powerful tool, but only when used by a knowledgeable operator. It relies on operationally complex technology, and the technologist needs a thorough understanding of not just the equipment itself, but also the relevant anatomy of cardiac and vascular pathophysiology.
TeleRay enables remote control of image modalities, allowing technologists to deliver exceptional patient care from any location. In this way, TeleRay is closing the skills gap in this sector of the healthcare industry, with the ultimate goal of improving overall patient care.
Simple, versatile, and effective for remote operation
The TeleRay RMC system is an all-in-one, mobile, and easy-to-use solution for a multitude of issues currently facing the medical imaging sector. Not only does this innovative technology enable remote training and service — saving healthcare teams time and money — there are also many other valuable use cases for TeleRay’s RMC system, including:
- Patient data accessibility. TeleRay’s fully digital solution provides more accessibility to patient data, for healthcare providers and patients alike. Access to patient data is almost instant before and after scans. It’s also quick and easy to share electronic health records (EHR) information across all touchpoints of a patient’s care.
- A better patient experience. Digital radiology technology creates an overall better patient experience for a variety of reasons. Not only does it lower costs for healthcare teams — which can be passed on to the patient — it also improves treatment outcomes with the support of artificial intelligence and analytics that are integral to digital diagnostic technology.
- Patient confidentiality. Digitization enables EHR, a much safer alternative to paper-based systems. TeleRay makes it easier and safer for healthcare providers to send and retrieve patient information, including digital images. With highly advanced encryption and security capabilities, electronic records will be protected.
The next evolution of telehealth services
As the healthcare industry turns to remote patient monitoring and other remote-enabling administration tools, solutions like TeleRay RMC will lead the way in promoting access, affordability, and a higher standard of patient care. From cardiology to oncology and everything in between, imaging is a cornerstone of care. TeleRay is committed to bringing quality care to patients where they are, eliminating barriers wherever they exist.
Learn more about other groundbreaking developments in remote healthcare at teleray.com.