Karen Holzberger’s stories

Easy access to detailed analytics is something most of us take for granted. That’s true in nearly every aspect of our business and personal lives, from sales and P&L reports, to web and social media analytics, to home banking apps, and even our workout routines and favorite sports. That’s why it’s so ironic that physicians, […]

In my last blog entry, I shared how care facilities of all sizes have made the Nuance PowerShare Network the largest image-sharing network in America. The network has even grown since then and now serves more than 6,400 facilities spanning nearly 25,000 physicians and more than 26,000 patients exchanging almost 1.5 million studies each month. […]

We all recognize the value and importance of networking in our personal and professional lives because of the connections we can make to gain access to useful information and resources. While networking seems to come more easily or naturally to some, it actually takes purposeful, continuous effort to build and maintain a robust network. Those […]

Imagine that you are a busy professional whose very long days are packed with a mix of routine and critical time-sensitive tasks, each of which requires close attention and thorough and accurate paperwork. One day you learn that powerful new tools can help you get more work done in less time with improved quality and […]

This content was also published in Health Data Management on November 28, 2018 and is co-authored with Dr. William Boonn, CMIO, Nuance Healthcare. As healthcare’s technology pioneers, radiologists are following the ongoing development and design of artificial intelligence (AI) models to detect abnormalities in diagnostic images with a mix of anticipation and uncertainty. It’s increasingly […]

There are two things that have long been true about incidental findings and follow-up recommendations in radiology reports. First, they are exceedingly common. Second, they are often not completed: 30% to 70% of follow-up recommendations are “lost” or never completed for reasons unrelated to physician skill, but from a mix of systemic and technology limitations. […]

I have a prediction for the adoption of AI in radiology in 2019: radiologists not only will adopt workflow-integrated AI solutions in increasing numbers, they will accelerate development and application of these solutions throughout the healthcare value chain. I base that on three observations from last month’s RSNA conference in Chicago: There’s been a sea […]

The annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) reliably produces a lot of important radiology news, and it would be fair to say that this year’s conference was no exception. In fact, it’s more accurate to call the news from this year’s conference – game-changing. RSNA 2018 was exceptional for the marked […]

The workplace dynamics of radiology reading “rooms” have changed dramatically in the last few decades. It’s less common for radiologists to sit in a single reading room and have the option to talk directly with each other about how to manage the daily workload. In addition to the physical separation, today’s radiology workloads have become […]

According to the Lung Cancer Foundation of America, 433 Americans die every day from lung cancer—that’s one person about every three minutes. Despite its position as the leading cancer to cause death, routine screening programs have only just been established in recent years. I had the chance to talk recently with Dr. Juan Batlle, whose […]

Nuance Healthcare Diagnostics Vice President and General Manager Karen Holzberger sat down with Dr. William Boonn to get a clinician’s view of why the new mPower Clinical Analytics offering – part of the mPower suite of clinical excellence solutions – represents such a significant step forward for radiologists and for healthcare professionals everywhere. In nearly […]

Interoperability for healthcare IT and radiology is a tough, yet important challenge that healthcare systems, providers and patients face. The goals for interoperability as defined by the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) include: 1. the vision of a learning health system where individuals are at the center of their care and […]

Triathletes running to bicycles on beach

If you want to understand where radiology and radiology workflows are heading, just listen to your colleagues, friends or family members talk about fitness routines. Gone are the days when getting fit was mainly about pumping iron, working the weight machine circuit or getting on a cardio machine. People still do those things, of course, […]

Here’s a bit of news followed by a little history. First, the news:  The Nuance AI Marketplace for Diagnostic Imaging is officially open for business! After finalizing logistics and implementing the details, the AI Marketplace officially welcomed its first 34 AI software developers, since its ‘doors opened’ at the HIMSS18 conference earlier this month. These […]

What if radiology were a sport at the Winter Olympics? Would it be the giant slalom, moving at high speed through a series of gates in constantly changing conditions? Or would it be the biathlon, requiring a rapid cross-country pace with stops for precision shooting? Or maybe it would be figure skating, blending technical and […]