Egyptian e-health startup Rology acquires Saudi company Arkan United

Rology, the leading teleradiology company in the Middle East & Africa has acquired Arkan United, a teleradiology provider, headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, that provides teleradiology.

Founded by Amr AboDraiaa, Moaaz Hossam, Mahmoud Eldefrawy and Bassam Khallaf in October 2017, Rology has built a cloud-based platform that provides intelligent matchmaking between patients and remote radiologists, tackling the global shortage of the latter.

The startup’s technology can be launched with zero setup costs for hospitals as well as for radiologists, and gives radiologists the freedom to work from anywhere in the world as long as they have access to a laptop and internet connection. 

Rology closed a pre-Series A round of funding last April to help it expand across the Middle East and Africa, and it is now expanding into Saudi Arabia, which has the largest healthcare sector in the region, with the acquisition of Arkan United. 

“We’re excited to announce our acquisition of Arkan for medical services in Saudi Arabia. This acquisition allows us to accelerate our mission of bringing the latest innovations in teleradiology to healthcare providers and patients in the kingdom and beyond. By combining Rology’s cutting-edge technology and network with Arkan’s established expertise, we’re poised to revolutionise the field of teleradiology and improve patient care in unprecedented ways,” said Rology CEO Amr Abodriaa.

Arkan’s CEO Tarik Baeshen said Rology had the people and the disruptive solution that the Saudi healthcare system truly needed. 

“I am proud of what Arkan has done for the healthcare landscape in the kingdom, and I am eager to see Rology take it one step further,” he said.