Karen Holzberger
Karen Holzberger is the senior vice president and general manager of Nuance’s Healthcare’s diagnostic solutions business. Karen joined Nuance in 2014 with more than 15 years of experience in the Healthcare industry. Prior to Nuance, she was the vice president and general manager of Global Radiology Workflow at GE Healthcare where she managed service, implementation, product management and development for mission critical healthcare IT software. Karen attended Stevens Institute of Technology where she earned a B.S in Mechanical Engineering.
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Integrating AI into radiology workflows to accelerate future growth

Health systems and radiology departments continue to face the ongoing challenges of burnout and financial constraints, both of which have been exacerbated by a global pandemic. We know, for example, that the American College of Radiology has adopted CDC guidance to reschedule non-urgent outpatient screening, such as mammography, and interventional procedures. The economic effects are […]

Radiology’s Post-COVID Road to Recovery

The sudden and disruptive hard pivot that radiologists made as the COVID-19 pandemic struck early in the spring was more than just a series of necessary adaptations. It also signaled the acceleration of digital transformation initiatives that were underway in radiology and other areas of healthcare before the pandemic. Now, radiology practices are highly motivated […]

A Real View of…Radiology during COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic engulfed hospitals across the country, radiology department leaders had to make a hard and immediate pivot to have their teams work safely from home within a matter of days. That entailed transforming established work routines built around multiple on-site systems to work effectively from multiple locations away from the normally bustling […]

A Real View of…HealthCheck – An analytics service for improving patient and financial outcomes

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, […]

The best reasons for joining the largest image-sharing network? Patient outcomes.

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. […]

In life, in work – and in radiology – the power of your network is the key to growth and success

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 […]

A Real View of…The last mile in implementing AI

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 […]

Re-imagining radiology workflows with language understanding and AI

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 […]

A Real View of…A backstop that reduces risk of delayed diagnosis

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. […]

A 2019 prediction: Radiologists accelerate the adoption of workflow-integrated AI solutions

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 […]

A Real View: Hunting for the “easy” button: Finding balance and minimizing radiology overhead

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 […]