VRad (Virtual Radiologic), maybe a MEDNAX company and therefore the nation’s leading teleradiology services and Telemedicine Company. With quite 500 U.S. board-certified and eligible physicians, 70 percent of whom are subspecialty trained; vRad provides its services to quite 2,100 facilities altogether 50 states.
But ask vRad President and COO Shannon Werb what differentiates vRad from other teleradiology providers and he focuses on the composition of the practice, not its size.
“We are first a physician practice—the largest radiology practice within the country,” Werb explains. “And second, we’re a technology organization and provider.”
As a technology provider, vRad advertises a powerful resume, consisting of 17 patents for telemedicine workflow innovations, and maybe a recognized leader in imaging analytics and deep learning-assisted diagnostics.
But Werb accepts vRad separates itself by performing through a physician’s lens.
“We build our own technology platforms,” Werb says. “And we build them with physicians and for physicians. Everything we do is with them in mind.”
Getting the proper study to the proper radiologist at the proper time
Among the physician-driven technological advances pioneered by vRad may be a workflow system that automatically routes studies to the foremost appropriate subspecialty-trained radiologist.
It’s a part of vRad’s organizational drive to make sure that patients receive an equivalent standard of care wherever and whenever they have it.