QUEST DIAGNOSTICS INDIARECOGNIZED AT THE ASSOCHAM NATIONAL SUMMIT ON ICT IN HEALTHCARE

   

§        Wins the Award for ‘INNOVATIVE USE OF TECHNOLOGY BY A DIAGNOSTIC SERVICE PROVIDER’

§        Award conferred by SHRI LOV VERMA, SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE, GOVT. OF INDIA

   

New Delhi , Wednesday, June 4, 2014: Quest Diagnostics India, a leading provider of diagnostic information services, today won the award for ‘Innovative Use of Technology by a Diagnostic Service Provider’ at the Assocham National Summit on ICT in Healthcare held in New Delhi today. The award was conferred by Shri Lov Verma, Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

 

Pathology testing influences almost 70% of all clinical decisions. However in India , Pathology testing contributes to only 2% of the healthcare market reflecting an under penetration/utilization of pathology testing in India . Clinicians confidence in the accuracy and quality of laboratory testing needs to be reinforced by using various technology tools to improve Quality. This award is recognition of the various technological innovations that Quest Diagnostics India has implemented to minimize pre analytical & process errors to enhance accuracy of testing & provide better diagnostic insights to all its patients.

 

Sharing his thoughts at this special occasion, Mr. Mukul Bagga, Managing Director, Quest Diagnostics India said This award is a valuable acknowledgement of our constant endeavor to instill new technological capabilities to deliver enhanced diagnostics insights to all our patients. Being awarded by a highly reputed industry body such as Assocham is extremely gratifying. At Quest we have one of the most sophisticated Laboratory Information Management Systems and are particularly proud of being one of the pioneers in the field of digital pathology to benefit cancer patients. These coupled with our patient & physician portal Quest4Health.com empowers us to deliver high quality healthcare outcomes via optimum use of technology.”

   

SOME TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS BY QUEST DIAGNOSTICS INDIA

 

Ø      The Laboratory Information Management system (LIMS) automates reporting from sample loading to the final report, a crucial cog in the delivery mechanism. Quest Diagnostic in India currently has the most sophisticated LIMS- NeTLIMS available in the industry.

 

Ø      Quest Diagnostics India has also been one of the pioneers in the field of digital pathology to benefit cancer patients through a second opinion service. An advanced digital pathology platform is used to exchange medical information and seek the expert opinion from among a panel of 600 organ-focused Quest experts based in the United States .  Data reported at the last Indian Cancer Congress highlighted that a retrospective review of 500 cancer cases that were referred for an expert opinion revealed that 40% had their original treatment protocols changed after review of those cases by the panel of Quest experts.

 

Ø      Quest also has a patient & physician access portal - Quest4Health.com through which tests can be ordered & reports can be accessed including historical data / reports. The patient data is retained on the site for 10 years. This portal is easily accessible on smart phones as well – empowering patients with their diagnostic insights at their fingertips.

 

Ø      Additionally awareness about preventive health checkups has increased exponentially. To meet these renewed awareness levels, Quest provides a personal wellness package called the   Blueprint for Wellness’. Various globally published epidemiology studies on health risk factors have been used to create a proprietary algorithm. Data from a panel of specified tests is entered into this algorithm to generate this personal wellness report. This personal wellness report provides a quantified organ wise health risk assessment. The report is a unique offering of Quest Diagnostics and is not offered by any diagnostic service provider in the country.

 

Ø      All these innovative IT systems and services are backed with a very high level of security covered under HIPAA; all the patient information transmitted using HL7 protocol.

 

Quest Diagnostics, headquartered in the United States , provides its services in India through its state-of-the-art and full service laboratory in Gurgaon, and esoteric testing laboratories based in the   United States. Quest Diagnostics India is NABL, CAP accredited and implements 6 sigma protocols. It has its logistics and collection capabilities in 25 cities, including Delhi , Mumbai, Bangalore , Kolkata, Hyderabad , Ahmadabad , Kochi and others.

 

About Quest Diagnostics

Quest Diagnostics is the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services that patients and doctors need to make better healthcare decisions. The company offers the broadest access to diagnostic information services through its network of laboratories and patient service centers, and provides interpretive consultation through its extensive medical and scientific staff.  Quest Diagnostics is a pioneer in developing innovative diagnostic tests and advanced healthcare information technology solutions that help improve patient care.  Additional information is available at QuestDiagnostics.com.  Follow us at Facebook.com/QuestDiagnostics and Twitter.com/QuestDX.

 

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