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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

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.

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

On June 22, 2016 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.

vRad Ranks #19th Overall on 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100; #3rd in Healthcare & Medical Category

For three consecutive years vRad was recognized as being one of the nation's most innovative and imaginative users of business technology.  We were ranked #19 on 2016’s InformationWeek Elite 100, a list of top business-technology innovators in the U.S. and third among companies in the “Healthcare & Medical” category.

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:

Bringing New Paradigms in Radiology Practices

My blog on Pharma Tech Outlook titled “Bringing New Paradigms in Radiology Practices”, 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.

Patient Access to Imaging Results

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.

Office Ergonomics for Teleradiologists

Ergonomics is the study of people’s interaction with their environment and provides principles and theories for proper design of the workplace.  Ergonomics is a concept that has been around for quite some time, but it is often something that we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about as we go about our workday.  If you find yourself sitting at a desk for long periods of time, you may experiences aches and pains that can be eliminated with a few adjustments to your work environment.  Not only does ergonomics help you be more comfortable at work, but can reduce stress, prevent injuries and improve productivity.