Interview: Dr. Adriano Salgado – Radiologist at IRSSL

Interview with Dr. Adriano Marcelino Salgado, radiologist at the Syrian-Lebanese Social Responsibility Institute
Entrevista: Dr. Adriano Salgado – Médico Radiologista no IRSSL

Adriano Salgado, from the IRSSL, explains the process of implementing Dr. Cloud at the Institution and the changes that the platform has brought to management

The Sírio-Libanês Social Responsibility Institute, arm of the social projects of the Sociedade Beneficente de Senhoras Hospital Sírio-Libanês, is responsible for the management of public health equipment in São Paulo. In partnership with the State Government, for example, the Institute is responsible for managing the Ambulatory Medical Specialties – AME Dr. Maria Cristina Cury, the General Hospital of Grajaú, Regional Hospital of Jundiaí and the Rehabilitation Service Lucy Montoro, in Mogi Mirim.

Following the DNA of Sírio-Libanês, the Institute also recommends in its management the best efficiency in its most diverse procedures, such as the management of diagnostic images of its users.

In this case, the Institute bet on a solution that offered 100% web storage, precisely due to the remote units and also for facilitating the audit of the exams. “One of the basic premises of the Institute is to be very efficient with the resources that come from philanthropy and the government. We are always looking for high efficiency in spending ”, explains Adriano Marcelino Salgado, a radiologist at the Instituto de Responsabilidade Social do Sírio-Libanês.

Given this scenario, the Institute chose the Dr. Cloud platform for the management of diagnostic images. The process of implementing the tool and the advantages of the solution is what Salgado explains in the interview below:


1 – Why was there a need to implement the Dr. Cloud platform at the Social Responsibility Institute of Sírio-Libanês?

The need to implement the platform at the Instituto Sírio-Libanês was due to the fact that we need to carry out the audit of the exams. As we have remote units, the fact that Dr. Cloud is a platform in the cloud greatly facilitates this audit, in addition to offering a low-cost deployment. This is because one of our basic premises is to be very efficient with resources, after all besides being philanthropic resources, we also work with public resources. In other words, the need prevails for high efficiency in our management expenses.


2 – Why choose Dr. Cloud?

From our perspective, Dr. Cloud seemed to us an excellent opportunity to use the service that could be tailored according to our units. This was a posture of Dr. Cloud, special of CEO Jihan Zogbhi, that we did not find in other companies that participated in the competition. The other competitors were not very flexible in face of our needs. Price, again, was an important factor.


3 – How do you evaluate the differential of this platform?

The first positive feature is the simplicity of the implementation. The time required for installation and implementation on the site is very fast, since it does not need software installation or large infrastructure planning. Incidentally, in terms of infrastructure the main one is the external internet connection link. As it is not necessary to install a data management center inside the unit, you start using the server service in the cloud. The scalability advantage is also important to note.


4 – What were the benefits that Dr. Cloud brought to the Institute?

Availability in real time for the clinical staff, the speed and simplification of the processes of obtaining the report by the radiology team, the storage of studies carried out safely, with redundancy. All of this and, of course, with an unbeatable cost and benefit ratio in relation to the other options, made us choose Dr. Cloud.


5 – How do you evaluate the security level of this platform?

The level of security is the highest possible, even higher if we had it stored locally. The security and auditing of large cloud providers is much greater and we would hardly have the resources to put all this information on a local server.


6- How do you evaluate the tool implementation process? How was the work done between the Institute’s staff and Dr. TIS’s staff?

The best way possible! Mainly comparing with previous experience that we had in other hospitals in implementing PACS solution from other companies in the sector. The storage solution with local server has always been more laborious and expensive than with the cloud solution. It is worth mentioning the availability of Dr. TIS ‘advice, which was fundamental during the process.


7 – Is there any other information you would like to highlight?

The constant state of improvement and improvement of the platform is extremely relevant. The efficiency and availability that we have today is brutal compared to what I had before I hired Dr. Cloud. And there is the prospect of continuous improvement. This is very different when you buy a solution with a local server, because once you buy the software license it does not change, and if you need an upgrade you have to pay again. In the case of Dr. TIS, the service improvement is practically daily, and this is noticeable by users. The solution of using Serbs in the cloud is a one-way street, especially in view of the reality of the Syrian-Lebanese Institute.