TeleQuest forms national telerad network

December 14, 1994

The full promise of teleradiologyis being realized by a group of radiologists from seven of thenation's leading teaching institutions, who have formed a consortiumto offer teleradiology reading services on a national scale. TeleQuestof Pittsburgh arrived

The full promise of teleradiologyis being realized by a group of radiologists from seven of thenation's leading teaching institutions, who have formed a consortiumto offer teleradiology reading services on a national scale. TeleQuestof Pittsburgh arrived on the scene last week as a means to offerhigh-quality subspecialty radiology interpretations to HMOs, largepayors, imaging centers and small to mid-sized radiology groups.

TeleQuest is headed by Dr. William Straub, former vice chairmanof the department of radiology at the University of Pittsburgh.Dr. Stan Baum of the University of Pennsylvania is the firm'schairman.

The new company combines the services and expertise of over300 radiology subspecialists from luminary sites across the country.Confirmed and prospective members include Brigham and Women'sHospital in Boston; Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore; theUniversity of Michigan in Ann Arbor; the University of Pennsylvaniain Philadelphia; Emory University in Atlanta; the University ofCalifornia at San Francisco; and the University of Washingtonin Seattle.

TeleQuest expects to begin pilot projects in early 1995, withexpansion to most of the remaining facilities in the network bythe end of the year. The for-profit firm was funded using seedcapital from the founding member institutions. It expects to raiseadditional funds as required to implement its business plan.