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Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer

Knowledge is Power | BRCA Gene Testing for Breast Cancer

Genetic testing empowers women in the fight against breast cancer

  Genetic testing empowers women in the fight against breast cancer One in eight women will develop breast cancer. It’s a frightening statistic that will be shared repeatedly during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). And while it is accurate, it’s a statistic that I always caution could benefit from some perspective. The one-in-eight ratio…

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5 Tips for More Effective Radiologist Recruiting and Hiring

Register today for the October 12 radiologist staffing strategies webinar

  As the Vice President of Human Resources at vRad, I have the distinct privilege to oversee the recruitment and retention of our 500+ physicians.  A strong focus for my team is keeping our physicians engaged and happy as they are our most important asset.  This can be a daunting undertaking given the demand for…

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Girls Who Code | Paving a Path to Technology Diversity

  We have a large team of engineers and developers who create, maintain and enhance our proprietary technology systems.  We’re proud of our team and the work that they do, in fact, we have an entire blog series dedicated to their efforts: Technology Quest. Diversity is important to vRad and we know first-hand that hiring…

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Cyber & Application Security: The 6th Key to Developing a DevOps Culture

Series: vRad Technology Quest

  Welcome once again to the vRad Technology Quest series – let’s dive in. Cyber Security is a hot topic. The frequency of notable events – ranging from the compromise of large corporations to possible state-sponsored security breaches – is increasing. Security has become particularly important in health care: research suggests that patient information is now…

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Build Automation DevOps

Deploying Better Build Automation: The 5th Key to Developing a DevOps Culture

Series: vRad Technology Quest

  Welcome back to the vRad Technology Quest Series. We’ve shared how vRad builds and deploys code (vRad Development Pipeline (#2)). This article is an in-depth look at our build automation strategy: how we build the system that builds the code. This is one of my favorite topics and I’ll be explaining some of the…

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Smarter Test Automation

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

Series: 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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