What is Telecardiology?
Telecardiology is the transfer of cardiac medical data and images using telecommunication technology for the purpose of remote/online interpretation and reporting.
What are the qualifications of your doctors?
The Smart Telecardiology medical team consists of well qualified and experienced cardiologists from Australia, Canada, Egypt, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, UK and USA.
Cardiologists from USA are board certified in internal medicine, general cardiology, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and licensed in respective states. Cardiologists from India are with qualifications like MD, DM, DNB etc.
What will be the turn around time?
We offer turn around time starting from 4 hours according to the requirement of the clients.
Can we speak directly to your cardiologists?
Yes, in case of emergencies and critical findings, clients/referring physicians can directly speak to our cardiologists.
How do we send the scans?
You can share the studies through our Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), we are also open to use our client's PACS if they offer one.
When can I upload the scans?
You may upload it as you wish , preferably upload the data in bulk and at a specific time regularly.
How do I start working with Smart Telecardiology Services?
Once you make the decision to use our telecardiology services and connect to our facility, we will provide you with the technical support to make the transition smooth.
What kind of reporting services do you provide?
We perform preliminary reporting, final reporting, night coverage, second opinions, subspecialty opinions and cardiology staffing.
What are your Quality Control Procedures?
4% of the total exams are given for peer review.
What kind of volumes do you handle?
We do not have any minimum volume requirement. Individuals who wish to obtain a second opinion or independent interpretation on his or her diagnostic study can also send/upload the study files for interpretation.
Can an individual get service from us?
Yes, we provide service to individuals who wish to obtain an independent interpretation or secon opinion on his or her diagnostic study.
How can Smart Telecardiology help a hospital or imaging practice?
We improve efficiency in cardiac units of hospitals and imaging practices by providing timely, expert interpretation of diagnostic modalities which in turn reduce waiting time for patients. Practices where there is no cardiologist to interpret exams can make use of our service without actually hiring a permanent cardiologist. We also provide night coverage and vacation coverage for cardiologists.
What is Smart Telecardiology's echocardiogram reporting standard?
We follow guidelines specified by American Society of Echocardiography.
Will Smart Telecardiology provide sample reading before actually hiring it's service?
We provide sample reporting in order to monitor our quality of reporting and workflow. This is free of cost and we offer up to 5 trial runs for a modality.
Who will require our service?
- Practices/facilities where there is lack of certified/licensed cardiologists to reports studies even though there are equipments and technicians to perform examination.
- Busy practices, where there is delay in delivering reports to all patient on time.
- Practices, where a reading cardiologist is in vacation.