Overcoming limited reading capacities during COVID-19
The spread of COVID-19 challenges healthcare systems globally. With this, also the burden on radiologists is growing, who must review and prioritize a rising number of patient chest scans each day. Combined with the absence of qualified radiologists due to quarantine or sick leave, this poses significant risks and challenges to healthcare providers who must secure and even ramp up capacity. In these situations, simple, flexible, and scalable access to radiological experts can help to overcome staff shortage or master high volumes of examinations in radiology departments.
Access to radiological expertise with our Teleradiology Marketplace BEFUND241
BEFUND241 is the marketplace for radiological expertise to help you master staff shortages and high reading loads of radiology exams. It manages data transfer, administrative and financial processes, and brings together hospitals and radiologists. Simple, flexible, and scalable teleradiology.
Enabling remote diagnostic reading to master staff shortage and high loads
Hospitals with a lack of qualified radiologists or high load use BEFUND24 in an easy and flexible way
to get access to radiologists’ expertise. Qualified radiologists with free capacities use BEFUND24 to
diagnose cases from different hospitals and can flexibly manage work times and days as well as work
locations2 on their own.
What BEFUND24 does for you
- Providing a growing network of experts in radiology to overcome the burden of missing qualified staff or of limited reading capacities
- Allowing you to react flexibly to increasing workloads
- Enabling high quality and reliability with written, digitally documented, expert-validated medical reports
- Handling of data transfer, administrative and financial processes on a secured future-oriented platform
How it works
Image transfer with the BEFUND24 teleradiology marketplace
Secure data handling between hospitals and radiologists
Compliance with data protection and data security are very important to us. The basic principles of "Privacy by design and by default" have been implemented in the architecture of the BEFUND24 marketplace solution. The development was performed according to the cybersecurity development standard of Siemens Healthineers. Independent security and penetration tests are carried out regularly. The patient data is processed on the local components of the hospital and radiologist and is generally only transferred between the hospital and the radiologist using secure end-to-end encryption.
BEFUND24 is currently only available in Germany and a joint venture between Siemens Healthineers and “radiologen24 GmbH”. For more information please visit the official website. (available in German only)
1The products/features (mentioned herein) are not commercially available in all countries. Their future availability cannot be guaranteed.
2Prerequisites: A) Internet connection; B) Compliance with local regulations regarding reporting environment (e.g. lighting situation)