RAD-AID Informatics & Information Technologies
RAD-AID team implementing PACS in Ghana
Radiology health care in low and middle income countries is scarce — digital imaging and health information technologies are even scarcer! Even those health facilities in resource-limited and poor regions that have radiology services, usually do not have the vital software, broadband, and network infrastructure for digital radiology and electronic health care. We can change that. Apply Now to Join RAD-AID PACS Health IT Team.
SIIM Members (with 2+ years SIIM membership who have attended 1+ SIIM annual meeting and are CIIP-eligible or CIIP-certified) are also invited to apply for the RAD-AID/SIIM Global Ambassador Program for funded slots on RAD-AID travel teams bringing informatics to developing countries.
Since 2008, when RAD-AID was founded, our Radiology-Readiness assessments across the globe have shown the near-complete absence of digital health technologies that are commonplace in high-income countries, such as Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS), Electronic Health Records (EHR), Radiology Information Systems (RIS), Hospital Information Systems, and other vital health technologies for storing, retrieving, and interpreting patient data. Digital health information technologies save lives and cut costs.
RAD-AID launched the International Imaging Informatics Initiative in collaboration with Merge Healthcare in 2015 to bring PACS and health information technologies to poor, low and middle-income countries (press release) . In 2016, RAD-AID won the IBM Health Corps award (press release) to work with IBM engineers and consultants on cloud-based archiving, PACS, and other health IT infrastructure in low and middle income countries.
Using our well-positioned teams around the globe, we will introduce essential informatics strategies and technologies, along with education, on-site training, and clinical assistance for well-rounded support of medically underserved communities. If you would like to learn more about the RAD-AID Informatics program, apply now and sign up for RAD-AID’s email alerts to receive updated information:
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