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Does Poorly Conceived Software Contribute to "Gorilla Blindness" in the Radiology Suite?

April 26, 2016
Joseph Funaro

gorilla, radiology, pacs, cognitive load, cognitive heuristics, safety

Since the commercialization of the radiology business - radiologists have been increasingly asked to read more cases, work longer hours, and engage more with patients and referrers to remain profitable and relevant within the continuum of care. The unintended consequences of these new demands are adding cognitive stress to an already peaked-out cast. Despite the increased workload there has been little or no advancements in software, integration, and or tools to mitigate the additional risk for potential errors - leaving the radiologist with limited cognitive resources to perform diagnosis? Why has technology failed to play more of a role in supporting the new normal of higher throughput requirements whilst maintaining safety levels? Do they risk missing the gorilla?

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Diagnosis Interrupted: Distracted While Reading - it\'s a killer...

Diagnosis Interrupted: Distracted While Reading - it's a killer...

November 04, 2015
Joseph Funaro

radiology, workflow, clinical, disrruptions

Disruptions in Radiology:rnrnAs concluded in articles written by Dr Akash, Yu, Mongan, and others it could be said that there is a silent killer in the Radiology Suite - and it’s being revealed as distraction and disruption of the radiologist. More and more radiologist are complaining they are unable to achieve a high-efficiency reading rhythm due to phone calls, emails, instant messages, interactions with patients, and referring - as suggested by the articles. I believe they falls short by not blaming technology as well as they believe they must accept what they are provided as the best tools available.rnrnI would like to submit to the researchers that “under-performing legacy technologies” contribute equally to the problem of distraction and lead to a loss in quality and efficiency.rnrnRead full post...

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Are you ready for the Bio-Neuro-Net?

Are you ready for the Bio-Neuro-Net?

October 17, 2015
Joseph Funaro

singularity, bio, neuro, network, ray kurzweil

Brain-to-Brain, Brain-to-Multi-Brain, Brain-to-Cloud, and Brain-to-Machine -when will we get to try it all out? There is currently much research underway attempting and in some cases succeeding at connecting brains together using electroencephalography and transcranial magnetic stimulation to name a few.

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TECHNOLOGY ASSIMILATION: What’s the priority when developing a new technology - humanity or machine?

TECHNOLOGY ASSIMILATION: What’s the priority when developing a new technology - humanity or machine?

October 16, 2015
Joseph Funaro

hololens, gentag, technology, future, humanity, application development, innovation

Since the invention of machines - such as calculators, typewriters, computers, smart phones, and tablets inventors have built mechanisms to enable humanity to interface with them, i.e. keypads, mice, touch screens, monitors, stylus, and joysticks to name a few.rnrnWith the release of each “promising new product” humans were forced to learn new ways to interact and communicate with them. In some cases humans have been forced to adapt physically to input devices, unfamiliar mechanics, and sometimes even required to learn new languages altogether such as Palm OS Graffiti (for anyone old enough to remember).rnrnThese awkward interfaces and their mechanics are often the source of poor (human) experiences leading to (human) rejection, and productivity loss. As (humans) consistently struggle to learn the next big thing – only shortly after mastering the last big thing – frustrations can only mount.

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Dell Clinical Cloud Archive

Dell Clinical Cloud Archive

December 12, 2012
Joseph Funaro

dell, clinical cloud archive, vna, hie, ct, mri, mammo, xray, radiology, storage

As the medical community moves toward clinical collaboration with a new standard of patient care, medical imaging must move toward a new model of data management. With the increases in the volume of clinical imaging procedures demanding more storage on multiple systems, the medical community requires technology solutions that can do more than simply store electronic patient data. It requires long-term archiving solutions that help manage the data into a patient-centric record, manage the data for compliance, mitigate risk of data loss, enable easy search and retrieval, and make the data available to all healthcare providers at the point of patient care.

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Imvirtus, Inc. Awarded \

Imvirtus, Inc. Awarded "Select Partner Status" for Digium Switchvox! Follow the Savings!

June 21, 2012
imvirtus

imvirtus, digium, savings, switchvox, telephony, phones, unified communications, phone systems, aste

Imvirtus, Inc. awarded "Select Channel Partner" for Digium Switchvox the world’s most popular open source communications engine...Follow the Savings!

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Wi-Fi Helps Specialty Vet Center to Provide State-of-the-Art Pet Care

Wi-Fi Helps Specialty Vet Center to Provide State-of-the-Art Pet Care

March 16, 2012
Joseph Funaro

wi fi, aerohive, 802.11, network, infrastructure, cloud, saas

For so many people, pets are considered a member of the family. When they fall ill, like any family member, they receive the best healthcare the family is able to provide. With a deep understanding that the well-being of a pet is a primary concern, Long Island Veterinary Specialists (LIVS) provides peace of mind to pet owners. LIVS offers state-of-the-art emergency medical services, utilizing more advanced equipment than is what is generally found at a specialty veterinary center. LIVS is the busiest 24-hour emergency and critical care center on Long Island, and operates with a staff of over 150 dedicated professionals that includes about 25 doctors.

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SOUND THE ALARMS - NO ONE  IS SAFE!

SOUND THE ALARMS - NO ONE IS SAFE!

February 27, 2012
Joseph Funaro

security palo alto firewall unified threat management healthcare financial

Criminals around the world have found the business of hacking and fraud to be very lucrative and to be quite honest “easy pickings” too. Illegal organizations and individuals have sprouted up everywhere to get a piece of the action, and in some cases entire countries have sponsored this activity. Is your data safe?

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iDashboards Enterprise Edition: Version 7.5

iDashboards Enterprise Edition: Version 7.5

February 22, 2012
Joseph Funaro

idashboards, analytics, bi, portal, business intelligence, imvirtus

iDashboards Enterprise Edition Version 7.5 is redefining the dashboard experience with stunning presentation options, an expanded chart library, interface enhancements and new dashboard development features.

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You should be fired for not considering Switchvox as your next UC platform.

You should be fired for not considering Switchvox as your next UC platform.

December 13, 2011
Lina Funaro

digium, switchvox, imvirtus, telephony, avaya, cisco, shoretel, phone, unified communications, savin

What's money got to do with it? Everything! Budgets often dictate not only which solution you choose, but when you can implement it. If you have a budget and you are considering UC than you must consider Switchvox first.

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Overcome budget hurdles when chosing a new phone system

Overcome budget hurdles when chosing a new phone system

November 29, 2011
imvirtus

telephony, digium, switchox, imvirtus, budget, savings, uc solutions, sip phones, mobility, value, s

Are you dreading the task of identifying a Unified Communications solution for your organization? Have you been given an unreasonable budget and an insanely short timeline to accomplish installation of your phone project?

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Healthcare has bigger problems than ObamaCare and that is \

Healthcare has bigger problems than ObamaCare and that is "Information Security"!

November 23, 2011
Joseph Funaro

hipaa, meaningful use, healthcare, rio, healthcare technology, security, compliance

With the push for EMR, and system integration between healthcare players via (HL7, VPN’s, and Remote Access) there should be major concern over the current state of information security in healthcare.

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You\'re just one click away from simplifying your life...

You're just one click away from simplifying your life...

November 18, 2011
imvirtus

digium, switchvox, telephony, phone, savings, imvirtus, long beach, eweek, voip, digitalsmart phone,

The most recent version of Digium's Switchvox phone system was just released, and it has people talking.

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Phone System savings that beat Cisco,, Avaya and Shoretel

Phone System savings that beat Cisco,, Avaya and Shoretel

November 15, 2011
imvirtus

phone systems, digium, switchvox, asterisk, telephony, imvirtus, smb, savings, unified communication

Are you considering a Cisco, Avaya or ShoreTel Unified Communications solution for your organization? You need to see this information before you make a decision about your next business phone system.

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How could your phone system save you money?

How could your phone system save you money?

November 15, 2011
imvirtus

telephony, savings, digium, switchvox, telephony, technology, imvirtus, analytics

If you're not curious about how to achieve a potential savings of $50,000 to $80,000 on a much-needed upgrade to your communications system, then please pass this along to the decision-maker responsible for upgrading your phone system - and bringing it in under budget.

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5 Tips for Comparing UC Solutions

5 Tips for Comparing UC Solutions

November 15, 2011
imvirtus

telephony, digium, switchvox, phone, imvritus, technology, unified communication, smb, asterisk

As a busy IT decision maker, you might be interested in five tips that could make a real difference when it's time to choose your next business phone system.

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Visualization is the answer

Visualization is the answer

November 05, 2011
imvirtus

idashboards, visualization, analytics, dashboards, vui, cognition

Visual Intelligence is the only way - as we develop more applications to assist us in every part of our lives (business, and personal) the amount of data we collect will continue to grow exponentially. This will make it very difficult to continue using traditional applications and reporting mechanisms to make sense of it all. Therefore, we must make a shift toward visual interfaces and visual reporting tools to be able to process the information and make coherent decisions about it.

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Force 10 Buy Fits With Dell\'s Open, Integrated Approach: Dell Server Chief

Force 10 Buy Fits With Dell's Open, Integrated Approach: Dell Server Chief

November 02, 2011
imvirtus

force10, dell, imvirtus, core, switch, data center

Force 10’s Ethernet products are a welcome addition to Dell’s integrated systems strategy, which emphasizes an open solution, Dell server head Forrest Norrod said.

In an interview with eWEEK, Forrest Norrod, vice president and general manager of Dell’s Server Platforms business, said Force 10 will add 10 Gigabit Ethernet capabilities to Dell’s portfolio of products, complement the networking technology Dell already has on hand with its PowerConnect lineup and give it a more robust cloud and hyper-scale computing strategies.

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David O. Volpi, M.D., F.A.C.S., Founder (Testimonial)

David O. Volpi, M.D., F.A.C.S., Founder (Testimonial)

October 29, 2011
Joseph Funaro

david o. volpi, dr volpi, f.a.c.s., founder, testimonial, imvirtus

Founder of Manhattan Snoring and Sleep Center

David O. Volpi attended Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia and completed his post graduate training in General Surgery at the Hospital of The Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and a residency in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the New York Medical College Affiliated Hospitals and the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

David Volpi, M.D. is a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), the American Medical Association (AMA), the American College of Surgeons, the Medical Society of the State of New York, the New York County Medical Society, the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and the American Rhinologic Society.

He is also the co-author of the book Wake Up! You’re Snoring… which was conceived and written to be an authoritative information source for people seeking guidance on treating the many causes of snoring. He has also published numerous scientific presentations and original papers.

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Engadget Primed: What is NFC, and why do we care?

Engadget Primed: What is NFC, and why do we care?

October 22, 2011
Joseph Funaro

nfc smart phone future innovation

NFC, the brainchild of Sony and NXP, is at the bottom of the wireless totem pole. It allows two devices embedded with chips to snuggle up together and transmit small pieces of data between each other when they are in close proximity. This data can be credit card information, coupons, tickets...you get the idea. As all of this is rather sensitive, it means you'll need to get up close and personal with the other device in order for it to suck down your data -- a simple swipe or tap should do the trick, and your most intimate bytes will soon be whisked away into the wilds of the internet.

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Velocity: combining lean, six sigma, and the theory of constraints to achieve breakthrough performance!

Velocity: combining lean, six sigma, and the theory of constraints to achieve breakthrough performance!

October 22, 2011
imvirtus

lean six sigma theory of constraints imvirtus business intelligence

VELOCITY, the book that reveals how to achieve outstanding bottom-line results by integrating the world's three most powerful continuous improvement disciplines: Lean, Six Sigma, and Goldratt's Theory of Constraints. Used by the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps to dramatically improve some of the most complex, logistically vast supply chains in the world, the VELOCITY APPROACH draws on the strengths of all three disciplines to deliver breakthrough performance gains.

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Digium’s Switchvox product has been chosen as the winner of the award and is recognized by Frost & Sullivan

Digium’s Switchvox product has been chosen as the winner of the award and is recognized by Frost & Sullivan

October 20, 2011
imvirtus

digium, telephony, asterisk, frost & sullivan, smb, unified communications, imvirtus

Frost & Sullivan independently researched the top UC vendors and their solutions for the Small- and Medium-size Business (SMB) market. Subsequently, they determined that Digium’s Switchvox is the best value, offering the widest array of UC features and capabilities for the associated price.

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98 billion mobile app downloads and Digium’s app takes the prize (says CRN).

98 billion mobile app downloads and Digium’s app takes the prize (says CRN).

October 19, 2011
Lina Funaro

digium, mobile, switchvox, voip, hosted voice, asterisk, imvirtus, phone, savings,

The number of mobile application downloads is expected to reach 98 billion by 2015, according to research discussed in a recent Tech Crunch article. And, if you happen to be looking for a few good apps that are as easy on your wallet as they are on your phone, you’re in luck. The article also mentions that “although download numbers are increasing, most apps are free.”

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Dell Acquires Force10

Dell Acquires Force10

October 16, 2011
Lina Funaro

dell, force10, networks, infrastructure, switching, routing, virtualization

Dell today announced it has finalized its acquisition of Force10 Networks, a leader in high-performance data center networking. The Force10 acquisition is Dell’s latest investment to broaden its networking portfolio to deliver its Virtual Network Services Infrastructure. Dell expects the transaction to be accretive to earnings in the second half of next year.

Here at Imvirtus, Inc a Force10 Gold Partner we believe good things to come with this acquisition...

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Top Ten Reasons to Consider Digium Telephony Solutions

Top Ten Reasons to Consider Digium Telephony Solutions

October 16, 2011
Lina Funaro

digium, switchvox, asterisk, voip, telephone, voice, phone, telephony, sip

The Company That’s Reinventing the Phone System Digium® provides the VoIP solutions that small, medium, and large businesses need to make their business communications their competitive edge. The Digium product line includes the easy-to-use, yet intelligent Switchvox® business phone systems with powerful Unified Communications capabilities. In addition, Digium is the innovative force behind Asterisk®, the world’s most widely used open source telephony engine, and provides telephony interface cards, Asterisk software and other components needed to create custom telephony solutions.

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Becoming An Analytics-Driven Organization

Becoming An Analytics-Driven Organization

October 16, 2011
Lina Funaro

business analytics idashboards imvirtus ibm

Data is pouring into organizations at a breakneck pace. And while gathering as much data about customers, suppliers and business partners is critical, many companies don’t know how to take that information and use it to drive better business decisions around products and services

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Gain A Competitive Advantage By Optimizing Business Intelligence And Utilizing Your Data Better

Gain A Competitive Advantage By Optimizing Business Intelligence And Utilizing Your Data Better

October 16, 2011
imvirtus

business analytics, business intelligence, data optimization, idashboards

In today’s highly competitive and challenging environment, midsize businesses need to continually assess and redirect their actions in order to stay on top of the markets they serve. They are challenged by the large amounts of data generated that is available for analysis. But in order to set and execute effective strategies, they find themselves in need of deeper insights about their customers and the effectiveness of their sales and marketing campaigns.

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Imvirtus, Inc. Welcome to our new website.

Imvirtus, Inc. Welcome to our new website.

October 14, 2011
Lina Funaro

imvirtus website

Imvirtus, Inc. Welcome to our new website!!!

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