The moment we realize that not everyone has the same fortunate and lives the same life as we do, projects like this seem so much more important as we might have imagined in the first place.
On June 27, 2023, Fujifilm South Africa and medical distributor Uni Medical Supplies have implemented a significant project in Windhoek, Namibia, aiming to improve healthcare across the country. By implementing Fujifilm’s Synapse RIS/PACS system, together with Uni Medical Supplies, we have been able to connect five state hospitals across the nation, allowing for the remote diagnosis of patient data. The commissioning ceremony was The event was held at the Mercure Hotel, Windhoek and was attended by numerous dignitaries, including Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, Namibia’s Minister of Health and Social Services.
The Fujifilm Synapse RIS (Radiology Information System) and PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) platform ensures the efficient management of information related to radiological examinations across hospitals. The RIS platform helps with the scheduling and reporting of radiology appointments, whereas imagery acquired from there, whether CT scans or x-rays, is then digitally stored on the PACS system. Through the Fujifilm Synapse RIS/PACS system, all the data and imagery doctors need can be viewed digitally almost immediately, allowing for the ability to remotely diagnose patients from outlying areas. This not only shortens the time frame for treatment, but also addresses the availability of healthcare for remote patients.