Tata Consultancy Services will be working with the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) to deploy iON Cloud solutions to transform how doctors interact with each other. The partnership will enable the postgraduate medical training college to create an online community which helps doctors share expertise and access online courses throughout their careers.
The new tool called The Physician Network is a resource based on the TCS iON Digital Learning Platform to enable virtual ‘common-interest communities’ and facilitate best practice knowledge-sharing. 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.
RCPI’s assessment process has also been digitised, removing the need for paper-based examinations and delivering significant cost and time efficiencies, helping make the organization an international leader in supporting the professional development of its membership, comprised of doctors based in 84 countries around the world.
The TCS iON Digital Platform enables the College’s digital strategy to be reimagined as a fully integrated service bring real value to physicians worldwide.
Leo Kearns, CEO, RCPI said, “the solutions TCS is innovating help to put RCPI at the forefront of an emerging trend that sees technology being used to support doctors in the delivery of care and in their own professional development throughout their careers.”
Speaking about the partnership V Ramaswamy, Global Head, TCS iON said, “The education sector is facing a revolutionary change globally with evolving needs of the institutes and the students. TCS iON is a superior cloud based solution that addresses these changes and enables institutions to enhance the experience of their stakeholders.”
The TCS iON Digital Assessment platform is also being used to allow doctors in Ireland, India, Oman, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Malaysia to take the internationally-benchmarked Membership Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (MRCPI) examinations. The efficiencies delivered as part of the RCPI solution have enabled greater capacity in digital assessment, increasing the number of doctors who can sit RCPI examinations in international centres, and will also reduce the waiting time for exam results from 30 days to just seven days.