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Three Recommendations When Weighing 2018 MIPS Participation

With the transition from year one (2017) to year two (2018) in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), there are several noteworthy changes to the program:

Clinical Aspects of Teleradiology Technology Development | Q&A with vRad CMO Dr. Benjamin W. Strong

If radiologists are the brain of vRad, our technology is the nervous system, delivering impulses—in the form of images—to our radiologists working across the country and the world.

At the start of 2018, I sat down with our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Benjamin W. Strong, to explore his perspective on uniting clinical necessity and technology development here at vRad.

How to Thrive in a Changing Radiology Environment | 2018 Radiology Industry Trends

It’s a great time to be in radiology.

It’s a time of change, yes. And that—as with any change—can be unnerving and even frightening.

But with the ongoing transformation in radiology comes great opportunity for growth. And with that in mind, 2018 is an ideal time for radiology groups to take time to explore and consider the possibilities inherent in today’s radiology environment.

Live Video Diagnostics | A New Connecting Point for Doctors, Patients in Fight Against Breast Cancer

At the foundation of everything we do at vRad is the goal of helping our clients provide the highest level of patient care regardless of the time and location.

When it comes to breast imaging, we’ve used telemammography for years to open doors for patients without previous access to mammography fellows and specialists. It’s not hyperbole to call it a life-saving development in patient care.

Knowledge is Power | BRCA Gene Testing for Breast Cancer

Genetic testing empowers women in the fight against breast cancer.

One in eight women will develop breast cancer.

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.

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

On September 28, 2016 vRad announced that it 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.

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 Adds More Than 120 Physicians in 2016 and Plans to Add 80 Additional Physicians by Year End

vRad announced it has added more than 120 board-certified radiologists since January 2016 in response to a surge in year-over-year imaging volume through June 2016. The company is on track to interpret nearly 6.5 million patient studies for the year and plans to add 80 additional physicians  by year end.