Argus Radiology expands their state-of-the-art teleradiology services to facilities throughout Georgia
Argus Radiology has announced the completion of their physician licensing in Georgia with plans to further expand their state-of-the-art teleradiology services to hospital emergency departments and radiology groups within the state.
“Over the past couple years we have provided service to a number of Georgia facilities, such as Georgia Emergency Associates.
“Recently, we have entered into an agreement with long-standing radiology practices in Georgia and expanded our availability within the state,” according to Todd Moritz, Argus Radiology’s Director of New Business Development.
The teleradiology industry, often referred to as the ‘Grandfather of Telemedicine,’ has reached a stage of maturity where many companies are experiencing slower growth and have begun to compete with their customer base by staffing Radiologists on-site. Argus Radiology, conversely, has doubled-down on the TeleRadiology marketplace with favorable growth. Their growth is partially attributed to their unique business model which they believe is more patient focused.
Focusing on Communication Between Physicians and Staff to Enhance Patient Care – the Argus Approach
“In teleradiology, bigger is not always better,” says Moritz. “At Argus, we want work as an extension of our customers. By assigning a limited number of Radiologists to each facility, usually 5-7 radiologists, a comfortable familiarity exists between the facility’s staff and our remote reading radiologists. We feel this familiarity translates into better communication and collaboration between physicians and staff, with the ultimate goal of enhanced patient care.”
Since 2013, Argus Radiology has averaged a turnaround time (i.e., the time it takes a facilities image/imagines to be interpreted by an Argus Radiologist and receive a report of the finding in return) of 17:37 minutes since 2014.
For patients suspected of having a stroke, the turnaround time of a report to the Emergency Department is more intense, 11:01 minutes on average last month (February 2018).
Additionally, the company boasts of personalizing their services to each customer’s unique needs, whether a radiology group or community hospital that cannot justify an on-site radiologist staff 24/7.