vRad Begins 2017 with 16th and 17th Patent
Newest Patents Issued Enhance Radiology Workflow, Support Better Outcomes
MINNEAPOLIS, MN — (February 22, 2017) – vRad (Virtual Radiologic), a MEDNAX company and the nation's leading telemedicine company, announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued the Company's 16th and 17th patents. Patent No. 9,519,753, "Radiology Workflow Coordination Techniques" and Patent No. 9,542,481, "Radiology Data Processing Standardization Techniques" further strengthen vRad's patent portfolio. "Radiology Workflow Coordination Techniques" enables a clinical assistant to improve display characteristics of image presentation, supplement incomplete study data, and associate comparison images with the study to enhance radiologist productivity and improve overall quality. "Radiology Data Processing Standardization Techniques" normalizes disparate data from any number of facilities utilizing automated mapping algorithms, strengthens operational and workflow capabilities and enables accurate clinical histories to bepresented quickly and efficiently to radiologists.
"The expansion of our patent portfolio highlights vRad's continued investment and commitment to patient care and continued efficiencies in our workflow," said Shannon Werb, President and Chief Operating Officer of vRad. "By utilizing technology to remove administrative burdens experienced by radiologists, we are enabling them to focus on doing what they do best, which ensures a more efficient workflow providing for improved overall interpretation quality."
vRad (Virtual Radiologic) is the leading national teleradiology services and telemedicine company with 500+ U.S. board-certified and eligible physicians, over 75% of whom are subspecialty trained. Its clinical expertise and evidence-based insight help clients make decisions about the health of their patients and their imaging services. vRad is a MEDNAX company, a national health solutions partner specializing in neonatal and other pediatric services, anesthesia, radiology, pediatric cardiology and other physician and management services. vRad interprets and processes patient imaging studies on the world's largest and most advanced picture archiving and communication system (PACS) for over 2,100 client hospitals, health systems and radiology groups in all 50 states. The company has 17 issued patents for innovation in telemedicine workflow and is a recognized leader in imaging analytics and deep learning-assisted diagnostics. vRad is also a past winner of Frost & Sullivan's Visionary Innovation Award for Medical Imaging Analytics (North America). For more information, pleasevisit www.vrad.com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
MEDNAX, Inc. is a national medical group comprised of the nation's leading providers of physician services. Physicians and advanced practitioners practicing as part of MEDNAX are reshaping the delivery of care within their specialties and subspecialties, using evidence-based tools, continuous quality initiatives, clinical research and telemedicine to enhance patient outcomes and provide high-quality, cost-effective care. The Company was founded in 1979, and today, through its affiliated professional corporations, MEDNAX provides services through a network of more than 3,675 physicians in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. In addition to its national physician network, MEDNAX provides services to healthcare facilities and physicians in over 40 states through two complementary businesses, consisting of a management services organization and a consulting services company. Additional information is available at www.mednax.com.
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