The International Teleradiology Industry: Successes and Failures

Posted: 28 Jun 2007

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Frank S. Levy

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Urban Studies & Planning

Date Written: June 1, 2007

Abstract

Contrary to popular opinion, only one Indian firm - about a dozen radiologists in total - now reads medical images generated in the United States. The Indian teleradiology industry is having somewhat greater success in the United Kingdom and Singapore but even here, success is slow. In this paper, I discuss the Indian teleradiology industry and describe the substantive and regulatory obstacles that make the offshoring of teleradiology (and other professional services) more complicated than offshoring call center work or manufactured products.

Keywords: teleradiology, offshoring

Suggested Citation

Levy, Frank S., The International Teleradiology Industry: Successes and Failures (June 1, 2007). iHEA 2007 6th World Congress: Explorations in Health Economics Paper, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=993913

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