Who has time to teach in the middle of the night? You do, with vRad.

vRad Virtual Resident Workflow bridges the gap between the mission to educate and the need to provide rapid, quality service.

  • Resident remains involved by issuing the original prelim
  • Ordering physician receives a vRad report from a board-certified radiologist…without having to wait until the next day for the Attending’s overread
  • Attending leverages vRad Educational Analytics

Today’s healthcare pillars of improving quality, lowering cost, and expanding access do not need to conflict with your educational mission.

vRad has been at the forefront of teleradiology since 2001, giving residency Program Directors access to a deep bench of subspecialty trained radiologists ‒ supporting residents and attending physicians 24/7 with final or preliminary interpretations.

Residency programs across the country are turning to vRad’s Virtual Resident Workflow solution to solve the challenges they are facing by:

  • Addressing increasing volume and study complexity with on-demand access to vRad’s over 500 radiologists, 70% of whom are subspecialty-trained
  • Relieving overloaded attending physicians and providing much-needed reading capacity with a lower, variable-cost solution
  • Improving referring physician confidence and satisfaction by helping your program meet quality expectations
  • Maintaining your educational mission by keeping the residents involved – even with complex cases
  • Addressing arising medicolegal costs
  • Improving patient throughput and eliminating morning prelim overreads with Final Reports from vRad
“Independent decision making and image interpretation while on call is one of the most important learning experiences for a radiology resident.”
Radiology (Journal of the RSNA)

Supporting Your Residents on the Most Critical Cases

Trusted by stroke and trauma centers nationwide, you can have confidence in vRad’s capabilities with critical imaging studies. Our average TAT on stroke studies is under 9.5 minutes, interpreting 67,000+ stroke studies annually and over 21,000 total perfusion studies performed. Learn more about vRad’s Stroke Protocol and Trauma Protocol.

 

How vRad’s Virtual Resident Workflow Works

  1. After your resident interprets a study, the report and images are automatically sent to vRad via HL7.
  2. The vRad board-certified radiologist reviews the resident report and images and provides a vRad final or preliminary interpretation back to the client for patient care.
  3. If the vRad radiologist determines there is a critical finding or significant discrepancy, a call is placed to the ordering physician so verbal notification can be made by the vRad radiologist. Using Natural Language Processing, vRad’s auto-dial technology is driving critical finding notification times to as little as 2 minutes.
  4. The vRad Final or Preliminary Report that is sent to the client system is available for educational comparison to the resident report. Discrepancy follow-up is available via vRad’s online Quality Assurance Portal.

Download the Virtual Resident Workflow Digital Booklet to share with your organization.

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Resident Educational Analytics 

Attending physicians receive a statistical summary comparison of the resident prelim reports and the vRad reports ‒ indicating the percentage of studies where the vRad radiologist either agreed, disagreed, or determined there were additional findings.

The various types of study modalities and body part will also be noted, where disagreements or additional findings can also be analyzed to assess certain weaknesses in a particular resident’s training (i.e. PE studies, neck CT, etc.). Attending physicians can use the insight provided in this complimentary tool to monitor resident performance and as a guide to direct educational training as needed.

 

Additional Complimentary Residency Program Education from vRad

Your residents will have complimentary access to hundreds of online resident teaching files and our online Board Review Course, presented live each September by vRad Chief Medical Officer, Benjamin W. Strong, MD (ABR, ABIM).  The course includes four, 2-hour evening sessions featuring full cross-sectional image sets and findings review by Dr. Strong.  Online Board Review Course Attendee Comments:

“That was really awesome! Great cases, great presentation and great course!”

“I will recommend to others.”

“Unlike [other online resources] these cases are really well prepared and presented with authority. Bravo!”

 

Contact us today to learn how vRad can solve many of the challenges facing your radiology residency program.