vRad CIO Shannon M. Werb Recognized as 2015 “Health IT Change Agent” for Contributing to Innovation in Radiology

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Among Elite Group of Leaders Driving Positive Change and Advancing Health IT

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Werb was selected ... because of “his effort to develop innovative analytics solutions that help radiology groups and imaging service lines drive more value and innovation ...

vRad (Virtual Radiologic), an affiliate of MEDNAX, Inc. (NYSE: MD) and the nation’s leading telemedicine company and radiology practice, is pleased to announce that its CIO Shannon Werb was recognized as one of 2015’s Health IT Change Agents by Health IT Outcomes, a leading online information source on Health IT issues and topics.

In choosing its inaugural class of HIT Change Agents, the HIT Outcomes editorial staff sought individuals who:

  • Push conventional IT boundaries, challenge the status quo and lead the charge for positive change through health IT;
  • Have a clear vision and effectively communicate this vision to others; and
  • Are knowledgeable about health IT and lead by example.

As noted in his award write-up, Werb was selected, in part, because of “his effort to develop innovative analytics solutions that help radiology groups and imaging service lines drive more value and innovation in the radically changing healthcare environment.”

Werb was appointed CIO in September 2013. He oversees all aspects of vRad’s technology platforms, data assets and IT operations. Additionally, he works with hospital and radiology group clients to develop innovative ways to leverage data and technology to improve patient care and operational efficiency in an era of outcome-driven healthcare.

Health IT Outcomes covers health technology solutions that impact the productivity, efficiency, patient care, and cash flow of a healthcare facility—from the latest electronic health records, healthcare information exchanges, healthcare information management, and related software, among others. The site features daily health IT news updates, contributed articles from leading healthcare industry analysts and vendors, and original success stories that highlight how leading healthcare facilities are implementing technology solutions with maximum return.

About vRad
vRad (Virtual Radiologic) is a leading outsourced radiology physician services a telemedicine company with over 350 U.S. board-certified and eligible physicians, 75% of whom are subspecialty trained. It is an affiliate of MEDNAX, Inc. (NYSE: MD), a national medical group specializing in neonatal, anesthesia, maternal-fetal, pediatric cardiology and other pediatric physicians services.

The company interprets over 5 million patient studies annually—and processes over 1.3 billion images on the world’s biggest and most advanced teleradiology PACS—for its 2,100+ client hospital, health system and radiology group facilities. A winner of Frost & Sullivan’s Visionary Innovation Award for Medical Imaging Analytics (North America) and a leader in imaging analytics, vRad provides access to the only radiology patient care benchmarking platform (vRad RPC Index) with 31 million+ normalized imaging studies, growing at 400,000 per month. vRad’s clinical expertise and evidence-based insight help clients make better decisions for the health of their patients and their imaging services. For more information about the company, please visit http://www.vrad.com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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