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Medical Response Innovation (MRI) Concept 

  This COVID-19 crisis got us thinking:

  1. What happens if our medical facilities are lost during a major disaster?

  2. What happens if our medical facilities reach capacity?

  3. What happens if medical staff reach capacity, or even worse, die in a crisis?

  4. Wouldn't a wide-spread mobile health response help?

  5. What if we had the ability to use physicians in other parts of the country to assist us in a minutes notice?

  6. What if we had real-time artificial intelligence helping prioritize, diagnose and potential treat medical care?


Will anyone listen?

   Our idea is to use existing, and new, imaging and testing assets, staffed with community providers using telehealth, to take care of very large amount of

our population when disaster strikes again. We have have coined the term "Medical Response Innovation (MRI)" for discussion purposes.  

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Using existing assets will cost less!

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What will we need to pull this off?


The secret sauce:

  • Mobile application development for tele-health workflows.

  • Purchase of mobile imaging equipment.  This imaging equipment will be used for other purposes when we are not in a disaster.  (mobile tele-medical clinics for the homeless, sports, fairs and under-served areas).

  • A personal protection equipment (PPE) inventory warehouse.  Enough storage to last 30 days - not a stock pile.

  • Contracts with a large network of willing community providers (we've asked, a lot of them exist).

  • Incentives and support for national radiology practices to help us build out the infrastructure.


Sounds simple, why TRA?


We have the ability to implement on a wide-scale, quickly, nationally.


In 2019, TRA Medical Imaging formed Affiliated Radiology, with a vision of partnering (not owning) with community-based imaging practices across the nation to improve the quality of care to the communities we serve.

Learn more on Affiliated Radiology...

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Key Considerations:

  1. Radiology has been largely tele-health for years. 

  2. Radiology groups have an technology infrastructure in place.

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What about the added technology infrastructure?

We are partnering with the best technology companies and experts to develop our tools.

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Plus, our development partners kind of know what they are doing...

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(We aren't IT experts, we just hire the best there are.)

Why the Seattle-Tacoma area?

  1. We have quick access for marine deployment of our mobile assets if the road infrastructure is damaged.

  2. We also have the many department of defense assets in our back yard that could partner in a public-private fashion.

What is the MRI going to fund?

1.  The most advanced mobile medical assets:

  • Mobile/portable CT.

  • Mobile/portable x-ray.

  • Mobile/portable ultrasound.

  • Mobile mammography.

2.   The advanced mobile application based connectivity:

  • Free Mobile App.

  • Network infrastructure development (i.e. API connectivity with other providers).

3.  Physician location(s) for remote operations.

  • Administrative functions.

  • Remote telehealth hub.

  • IT and infrastructure maintenance.

  • Secure mobile asset storage.

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And to quote our favorite local quarterback...

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"Why not us?"

Russell Wilson

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