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SoftLink International: Focusing on Positive Outcomes with Cardiac Information Solutions


The evolving healthcare market has become more dynamic over the years with a gradual uphill of digitizing the paper based medical industry. Patients and medics, both, are moving away from their aversion to technology and moving towards the acceptance of electronic medical records. Cardiology is one of the sectors that has been slowly adopting the electronic advancement towards the evolving healthcare industry. But cardiology clinics must work with multiple imaging tools. Moreover, many of the devices don’t include even some of the basic report generation tools. SoftLink, one of the leading companies in the healthcare automation industry, which tackles this problem with the provision of software solutions that facilitate collating of data, reporting, electronic record keeping, research and advanced analysis.

SoftLink International, headquartered in Pune, focuses on Cardiology, Radiology and Hospital Information, the three important areas of healthcare automation by providing software products and solutions. SoftLink has been noted for its great advancement in the healthcare automation industry. Launched in 1997 was the company’s flagship product, HeartCare Plus. Over the years it has evolved into a complete Cardiovascular Information System (CVIS). It facilitates collating of data for national and international registries. It helps cardiologists prepare Research papers and Statistical Data Analysis in practically no time for presenting it at PTCA Data Registry and International Forums.

One of their many other products is Softlink’s RIS – PACS (CIS – PACS) solution. It helps hospitals consolidate isolated Patient Information and Patient Studies from cardiac catheterization Labs, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology as well as electrocardiogram into a centralized solution to achieve both greater efficiency and lower costs. Prakash Kamat, Founder, Chairman and CEO of the company reveals, “The newly launched HTML5 Web viewer also enables productive reading of cardiology data from any on-site or off-site PC, Tablet or even smart phone. SoftLink’s RIS - PACS (CIS – PACS) solution has a repository of online data in hundreds of terabytes providing rapid access to images and patient reports for clinicians at any location with single log-in and enhances the decision-making process. Further integration with HIS within the hospital makes these images accessible from anywhere within and from outside the hospital.”

All the top hospitals in India like, JIPMER Pondicherry, Fortis Escorts Hospital in Delhi, Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai, Eternal Heart Care Centre in Jaipur are some of the company’s prestigious clients using their Cardiovascular Information system. Prakash Kamat signs off with his observations of a future in the healthcare automation industry, “We feel that eventually HealthCare IT solutions must move to Cloud Platform with due importance to security and confidentiality of EMR data. This will not only facilitate cost reduction but also allow faster access and accurate diagnosis by doctors to lend their clinical diagnosis via access to cloud anytime and anywhere! Telemedicine is another area which holds immense potential to improve patient care.”