In a deal said to guarantee fast, secure and 24x7 access to radiology and imaging reporting for over 50% of NHS Trusts across the UK, Medica Group, the UK’s largest teleradiology provider, has signed a £1.1m, five-year connectivity deal with IT and N3 services provider Redcentric.
The group will now have access to the N3 NHS core network, which in turn, claim the partners, mean hospitals will soon get improved radiology reporting services from its radiologists: on average, Medica claims to provide reports for the most urgent cases, NightHawk patients, in less than 20 minutes to over 50 NHS hospitals.
Medica says it chose to extend the relationship to cover N3 services due to Redcentric’s experience of delivering more than 10,000 connections to the network, as well as its ability to provide stability, availability and high levels of uptime (99.99%) and support.
"We are dedicated to delivering vital radiology reporting services to the NHS and other healthcare providers, and this deal with Redcentric acts to further improve our commitment to efficiency and quality," Medica CEO John Graham noted today.
As one of only two approved commercial aggregators, Redcentric claims it can cut the time to gain an N3 connection from months to weeks.
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