Manipal Hospitals Collaborates with FUJIFILM India to Provide Digitized Solutions for Patient Diagnosis
Quick access to medical images and reports in any Manipal Hospital network; images can be digitally transmitted as and when required globally
January 25, 2023
Bengaluru, 24 January, 2023: Manipal Hospitals, one of India’s foremost healthcare providers, has entered into an agreement with FUJIFILM India, a pioneer in healthcare technology, 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), powered by FUJIFILM India. The PACS 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 the following benefits to patients:
- Compliance through quick access to medical images from any Manipal Hospital across India
- Digital access to reports as and when required
- Diagnosis from the choice of radiologist and cardiologist sitting anywhere in the country
Mr. Dilip Jose, MD & CEO, Manipal Hospitals, said, “We are glad to partner with FUJIFILM India, a group with a stellar reputation for producing high-quality medical devices. This partnership will further add value to our existing diagnostic portfolio and treatment outcomes. 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 Manipal Hospital’s clinical healthcare services across its network while making it convenient for both clinicians and patients. The collaboration is critical to further clinical excellence of the healthcare system with equitable access to quality healthcare”.
Speaking on the association, Mr. Koji Wada, Managing Director, FUJIFILM India, said, “As a trusted healthcare technology provider globally, we are delighted to partner with Manipal Hospitals to bring state-of-the-art digitized technology solutions to patients. Through this association, 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.”
Mr. 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. FUJIFILM India 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. We are elated to join hands with Manipal Hospitals to provide state-of-the-art facilities and technologically advanced equipment to provide unmatched healthcare solutions.”
About FUJIFILM India:
FUJIFILM established in 1934 has believed in Innovation and the creation of new values through leading-edge and proprietary technologies. Fujifilm, as a firm believer in innovation, continues to work hard to provide consumers with the best products and services. Beginning as Japan's pioneering photographic filmmaker, Fujifilm has leveraged its imaging and information technology to become a global presence known for innovation in healthcare, graphic arts, optical devices, highly functional materials, and other high-tech areas. Fujifilm is continuously working towards early detection of disease and generating awareness among the general public by conducting awareness programs, for promoting TB and Cancer screening.
About Manipal Hospitals:
As a pioneer in healthcare, Manipal Hospitals is among the top healthcare providers in India serving over 4.5 million patients annually. Its focus is to develop an affordable, high-quality healthcare framework through its multispecialty and tertiary care delivery spectrum and further extend it to out-of-hospital care. With the completion of the acquisition of 100% shareholding in Columbia Asia Hospitals Private Limited and Vikram Hospital (Bengaluru) Private Limited, the integrated network today has a Pan-India footprint of 28 hospitals across 15 cities with 7,800+ beds, and a talented pool of 4,000 doctors and an employee strength of over 11,000.