June 2023 | News about Synthesis Health and Its Partners.

Synthesis Health Supports Healthcare Growth in Canadian First Nations Communities

This represents empowerment: Northern Saskatchewan communities get portable X-ray machines

Pureform Radiology, a leading Synthesis Health imaging partner, is on the frontline of helping the the First Nations communities in Canada. Pureform receives images from newly acquired portable imaging  equipment and interprets the studies using Synthesis Health technology that drives the teleradiology platform they use.

Getting these portable x-ray machines is a game changer for  healthcare in the First Nations communities they will serve. Genevieve St. Denis, Prevent Health Manager, Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation, says “This represents autonomy. This represents independence. This represents empowerment for First Nations communities to take control of their healthcare.”

Once obtained the images are sent via Synthesis Health systems to Pureform. Here, they go through Synth.AI, our artificial intelligence (AI) enabled process to determine if there are any abnormalities present. A radiologist creates a report within the Synth.OS platform and the report is immediately returned for review by the healthcare team.

Dr. Deepak Kaura, MD, a radiologist with Pureform and CMO with Synthesis Health says, “Our goal is to take this and partner with many indigenous communities in Canada and elsewhere to provide this level of access.”

Click here to see the CTV Saskatoon News Story.

Published June 3, 2023 12:34 p.m. ET

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About the author: Dr. Timothy Myers, MD FACR is National Medical Director at Synthesis Health Physician Services. Dr. Myers has more than 20 years of experience in teleradiology and emergency radiology as a radiologist and executive.

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