TCS bags Royal College of Physicians of Ireland deal to help doctors

The company's solution will enable the postgraduate medical training college to create an online community which helps doctors share expertise and access online courses throughout their careers.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Published: July 5, 2016 3:38:32 pm
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Country’s biggest Information Technology exporter Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Tuesday said it has bagged a deal to deploy digital solutions to help doctors at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) interact with each other over the cloud.

The company’s solution will enable the postgraduate medical training college to create an online community which helps doctors share expertise and access online courses throughout their careers, TCS said in a statement without disclosing the deal size.

The upcoming digital revenue stream grew by over 50 per cent to touch 15.5 per cent of the company’s overall revenues at the end of the March quarter.

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Doctors will be able to collaborate from any location around the world, using the mobile-optimized solution to share insights and learnings with other medical professionals, it added.

The company has developed the tool called ‘The Physician Network’ on its ‘iON Digital Learning Platform’ for this.

RCPI’s assessment process has also been digitised, removing the need for paper-based examinations and delivering significant cost and time efficiencies.

RCPI’s Chief Executive Leo Kearns said the world of higher education is changing fast and the solution will help it be at the forefront of it.

It said the iON digital assessment platform is also being used to allow doctors in Ireland, India, Oman, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Malaysia to take Membership Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (MRCPI) examinations.

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