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Smarter Test Automation

Smarter Test Automation: The 4th Key to Unlocking a DevOps Culture

vRad Technology Quest

  vRad’s philosophy around frequently deploying software updates relies heavily on test automation, which ensures adequate test coverage for each release. Test automation is one of the most challenging aspects of software development at vRad; and we’ve tackled it in a multi-pronged approach that is continually evolving. Test Automation: Finding ways to test software in…

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Future of Treatment

Critical Relay Times and the Future of Stroke and Trauma Treatment

  Today is our third and final post in deference to Stroke and Trauma Awareness Month: Stroke information and our impact; Trauma information and our impact; Critical relay times and the future of stroke and trauma treatment. Follow the links above to our previous topics, or stick around to gain insight into the technology we…

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Trauma Awareness Month

Trauma Awareness Month and vRad’s Impact

  As I mentioned in my last post, May is both Trauma and Stroke Awareness month. vRad serves hundreds of trauma and stroke centers across the U.S.  The intention of this blog series is to provide a behind-the-scenes look into our process for triaging stroke and trauma studies and relaying critical findings.  This is the…

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The 3rd Key to Unlocking a DevOps Culture: Dev Environments on a Dime

Series: vRad Technology Quest

  Today in the vRad technology quest we set forth to understand Dev (or test) Environments. Let’s jump right in.   Why Dev Environments? vRad’s agility in the market is fueled by our ability to develop and test code – so naturally, all of that developing and testing needs environments to run in. We maintain…

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vRad’s Expanded Radiologist Education Platform Provides More Free Radiology CME

vRad Education

  Since 2010, vRad has provided high-quality, free continuing medical education – but I’ve always thought that there was an opportunity to share more with the radiology community. My background has allowed me to collect thousands of interesting cases, including many rare cases some radiologists may never have the chance to see in practice. This…

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Stroke Awareness Month

Stroke Awareness Month and vRad’s Impact

  May is both Stoke and Trauma awareness month.  In recognition of this, we will be publishing a series of 3 posts covering: Stroke information and our impact; Trauma information and our impact; Critical relay times and the future of stroke and trauma treatment. Each May, the American Stroke Association, the National Stroke Association and…

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vRad Software Development Pipeline

The 2nd Key to Unlocking a DevOps Culture: The vRad Development Pipeline

Series: vRad Technology Quest

  Welcome back to the vRad Technology Quest. At vRad, we value our ability to deliver frequent, regular, and minimally interruptive releases and today I’ll provide an overview of the development pipeline we utilize to achieve those releases. What is a development pipeline?  The development pipeline is the chain of tools and processes that we…

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The 1st Key to Unlocking a DevOps Culture: Agile Software Development

Series: vRad Technology Quest

  Welcome back to the vRad Technology Quest. Today we’ll cover our development approach to maintaining vRad’s radiology platform. At vRad, our development team uses the Agile Methodology, with most teams adhering more or less to Scrum. If you aren’t familiar with software development, don’t fret; understanding how vRad develops software doesn’t require in-depth knowledge…

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7 Keys to Unlocking a Devops Culture: Introducing the vRad Radiology Platform

Series: vRad Technology Quest

  At vRad, we have a passion for connecting – with each other, with clients, and with patients. In technology, we strive to break down the language barrier between geek-speak and common users to share our tools and processes. Go ahead, chuckle a little. You have probably found yourself in a meeting with an engineer…

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