Ricoh has won the award in the ‘Technology Innovation’ category for its innovative Healthcare solution, PICASSO, which makes the lives of patients and hospitals easier. It is a unique solution that encompasses information technology, document management, storage, and printing of medical images.
The Technology Innovation Award was conceptualised by Frost & Sullivan to encourage innovation in the field on healthcare in India. It is bestowed on a company that has carried out research for the development of a specific innovative technology with a significant contribution to the industry in terms of adoption, change and competitive posture. The award recognises the quality and depth of a company’s R&D programme as well as its vision and risk-taking approach vis-à-vis such an endeavour.
The current adoption of IT in Healthcare has been very low, and it is even lower in the small and medium-size business (SMB) and mid-segment in Tier-II and Tier-III category. To overcome the main barrier, which is cost, PICASSO was introduced for the Healthcare industry as it helps in reducing cost by eliminating the need for medical image printing. Besides it is also eco-friendly. PICASSO is a web-based multi-specialty cloud-enabled Picture Archival Communication System (PACS). It provides anytime, anywhere access to medical images, enabling both doctors and patients to access images on any mobile device such as cell phones, tablets, or laptops. This significantly reduces the turnaround time and, hence, positively impacts the treatment of patients. PICASSO provides the patient with an online archive of their medical images just like their medical records. It can also be seamlessly integrated with any medical equipment, existing Hospital Information System (HIS), or Radiology Information System (RIS) to ensure streamlined workflow.
Congratulating Ricoh India on the award, Jayant Singh, Director, Healthcare Practice, Frost & Sullivan said, “Ricoh India has always been at the vanguard of innovation. With its new medical imaging and documentation solution, PICASSO, Ricoh India has expanded its Healthcare portfolio by providing a one-stop solution for doctors and patients. PICASSO will create a centralised repository, which will lead to better documentation and flow of patient information. It will craft an entirely new ecosystem that will be extremely agile, flexible, and cost-effective. Their success is a combination of an innovative portfolio, focused execution, and fulfilled unmet needs of patients.”
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