In the case of teleradiology, the term “patient-centric” typically means providing subspecialty expertise and keeping turnaround times as fast as possible. “We always felt that we were just a little bit short of delivering the kind of care that we really wanted to give. And that care, in mammography especially, is really very patient-centric, very compassionate care,” says Arlene Sussman, MD, medical director of vRad, a MEDNAX company and a teleradiology and telemedicine provider. “Most of the women who go for mammograms are pretty nervous to begin with, so we really wanted to make this a more personalized experience.” To do that, vRad partnered with Cisco on a pilot program, Live Video Diagnostics, which enables vRad radiologists to consult with doctors, technologists, or patients at six facilities in real time.
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