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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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MEDNAX Announces First Acquisition of On-Site Radiology Practice: Radiology Alliance, PC.

MEDNAX expanded its radiology strategy to include both on-site and teleradiology services with the acquisition of Radiology Alliance, PC and Infinity Management, LLC based in Nashville, Tenn. Founded in 2001, Radiology Alliance, PC is the largest private practice radiology group in Tennessee. Comprised of 64 physicians and 6 clinical support staff, the practice provides diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, women’s imaging, and…

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Cisco Powers vRad Live Video Diagnostics Solution Site to Eliminate Geographic Boundaries for Breast Imaging, Improve Patient Care with
Face-to-Face Collaboration

Today vRad announced that it has implemented its first breast imaging Live Video Diagnostics solution site at the Center for Women’s Imaging at Medical Center Hospital (MCH) using Cisco® technology. MCH is a 402-bed regional medical center providing advanced medical services to over 100,000 patients in Odessa, Texas, and the surrounding 17 counties. The solution…

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vRad Upgrades Radiology Patient Care Indices with Expanded Data and Artificial Intelligence

We have updated our RPC (Radiology Patient Care) Indices to now include five years of data, from 2011-2015.  In addition, we have enhanced the precision of RPC findings definitions using natural language processing (NLP) to differentiate between positive, critical, incidental, negative and/or normal findings. vRad’s RPC Indices are derived from our clinical database of imaging studies from…

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vRad to be an Integral Partner in the IBM Watson Global Health Imaging Collaborative

Today IBM announced it has formed a Watson Health medical imaging collaborative, a global initiative comprised of more than fifteen leading health systems, academic medical centers, ambulatory radiology providers and imaging technology companies. vRad is pleased to be an integral member of this elite consortium of healthcare and telemedicine thought leaders. The collaborative aims to…

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vRad Announces Recipients of RBMA Summit Education Scholarships

vRad awarded three individual $1,500 scholarships to the following recipients who will attend the RBMA Radiology Summit April 24th to 27th in Colorado Springs, Colorado: Stephanie Dybul, MBA, RT(R)(VI), CIRCC—is the division administrator for vascular and interventional radiology at The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Tiffani A. Mauro, MAS, CMPE— is a healthcare management…

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Interesting Radiology Cases Presented by CMO Benjamin W. Strong, MD

How to Use: Brand New Educational Material on vRad.com

Thanks for checking out the new vRad.com! As part of our website refresh, I wanted to build upon the educational materials we already provide–such as CMEs and Industry webinars–by improving the way we present interesting cases. Building upon the educational format I have developed for presentations, we hope to have built a tool that is educational and…

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Bringing New Paradigms in Radiology Practices

Article on Pharma Tech Outlook

Today on Pharma Tech Outlook I posted a blog titled “Bringing New Paradigms in Radiology Practices”, which discusses how technology is a key player in the world of radiology. But we can’t forget that we make decisions on how to utilize and implement that technology—and those decisions drive the success of the technology. The power…

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Patient Access to Imaging Results

A Matter of Rights, or Wrong?

Should patients be able to access their imaging reports through the internet?  More and more commonly, health care systems are allowing their patients to get their X-ray, CT, MRI or other diagnostic imaging results through secure portals – in some cases before the referring physician has even had a chance to review them. What is the…

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