Synapsica: Improving Workflow Efficiency through AI-enabled, PACS Radiology Solution

CIO Vendor The medical imaging business is facing a significant shortage of radiologists. There are over 30000 imaging businesses in India operating with less than 10000 radiologists. The shortage of specialists amplifies the frequent healthcare shortages that occur during doctors on vacation, leaves, variability of businesses, etc. Due to this, the cost of good quality specialist talent to imaging businesses is often high and unoptimized which puts pressure on already thin margins for small to midsize practices.

In the backdrop of shortage of Radiologist workforce globally, the most basic impact of Automation and increasing efficiency of Radiology workflow will be to reduce the workload on radiologists and improve the radiology interpretation work - leading to better quality of healthcare delivery and outcomes.

One such company building an AI-first workflow solution that takes away several manual touch-points both in clinical and back-office operations, allowing radiologists to spend less time on system inefficiencies and mundane reporting tasks and focus on clinical correlation of symptoms and complex diagnoses is Bangalore based Synapsica Healthcare.

Synapsica has the only AI-first Radiology workflow solutions for Chest and Spine Xray and MRI scans that automate clinical report reading by Radiologists and improves reporting turnaround time by 80%. Their flagship product RADIOLens, an AI-enabled PACS radiology workflow solution that makes diagnostic workflows smoother, automatically detects bad quality scans and creates preliminary reports for some most common modalities. It also helps automate back-office case management that usually forms 40-50
percent of cost header in imaging businesses. With Synapsica’s solutions, process optimization decisions such as case quality, allocation, reporting instructions, etc. get generated right after the image capture and without any human intervention. It enables clinical collaboration, provides workflow efficiency, and enables well-informed decision-making. AI assistants of Synapsica include Spindle, SpindleX, and Crescent.

Synapsica helps radiologists reach geographically distributed diagnostic centers, create learning and earning opportunities for them and use AI to start reporting for new Diagnostic center segments without bothering about the initial learning curve.

Scaling up businesses with process automation & improving margins
Synapsica helps diagnostic Centers scale their business with process automation, improve their margins by making better databased decisions and help them compete with organized, larger players by making them part of a network that provides skilled labor and automation that they otherwise cannot afford. Synapsica also helps clinicians to obtain objective/illustrative reports that they can trust in making decisions about patient management protocol.

“What differentiates Synapsica from the other players in the landscape is Synapsica’s AI algorithms are trained on a very diverse dataset and provide up to 99 percent accurate assessments with quantitative and qualitative biomarkers and mensuration. Synapsica provides up to 80 percent Faster turnaround time with upto 40 percent lesser reporting costs,” says Meenakshi, CEO, Synapsica. “We are far ahead of similar companies in India both in terms of revenue and number of AI algorithms,” she adds.

“While we currently have AI-driven automated reporting for MRI Spine, X-Ray Spine, X-Ray Chest, in the next couple of years, we plan to expand our AI automation to newer modalities and plan to develop automated reporting for CT Spine, CT Brain, MRI Brain that would allow us to automatically produce reports for 60 percent of all clinical radiology cases.

We are currently present in India with a small client base in the US and Africa and plan to further expand in the US and Africa while also building a customer base in the UK, Australia, and Dubai,” concludes Meenakshi.