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MITA Applauds CMS for Creation of Medicare Coverage Pathway for Innovative Medical Technologies

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), the leading organization and collective voice of medical imaging equipment, radiopharmaceutical, contrast media, and focused ultrasound device manufacturers, today applauded the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for its recently issued final rule concerning the Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology (MCIT) program.

KA Imaging Appoints Seasoned Industry Executives to Key Leadership Positions

Manufacturer KA Imaging has appointed Shawn Campbell as vice president of operations and Robert Moccia as vice president of sales, USA and Canada.

ICE Moves to May

Mark your calendar, the conference dedicated to imaging directors, radiology administrators and imaging engineers is moving to May 11-12 in sunny Ft. Lauderdale Beach, Florida.

oneSOURCE Creates Free Resource Page with Up-to-Date COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Today, oneSOURCE, an RLDatix company and leading healthcare management solution, announced a new COVID-19 vaccine resource page to assist healthcare professionals during the initial administration phases of the vaccine.

Broome Oncology, Deep Lens Announce Collaboration

Broome Oncology, Deep Lens Announce Collaboration

Broome Oncology LLC and Deep Lens announced that the two companies are collaborating on an initiative to rapidly and effectively match patients to precision therapies and clinical studies with Deep Lens’ artificial intelligence-based screening and enrollment platform, called VIPER. With the upcoming integration of VIPER to Broome Oncology, clinical trial care team members will improve the identification, screening, and matching of patients to precision-based clinical oncology trials in real-time.

“By partnering with Deep Lens we can better provide our patients access to cutting-edge treatments in clinical trials,” said Ronald P. Harris, DO, medical director of research at Broome Oncology. “The VIPER platform will help in trial pre-screening by identifying and matching cancer patients to eligible trials through AI, streamlining this complicated process for our staff.”

Clinical trial recruitment remains challenging with low participation and enrollment due to limited time and resources for physicians and care teams. More than 15,000 oncology clinical trials are actively recruiting patients; yet estimates put the rate of participation as low as three percent of potential trial candidates.

“Identifying cancer patients who could benefit from a clinical trial is a time-consuming process. We have workforce limitations due to the pandemic, as well as data management challenges due to manual search of patient records and office notes, and minimal data integration, all of which has led to inconsistencies in our patient screening, thereby missing opportunities,” said Eswar Pinnamaneni, clinical research manager at Broome Oncology. “We selected Deep Lens and VIPER to help us solve these challenges and streamline our identification and screening process. The combination of VIPER’s artificial intelligence solution, workflow design, communication optimization, and their research coordination services, supplement our team’s efforts, and together, provide us the best opportunity to care for our cancer patients.”

“The partnership with Broome Oncology gives us an opportunity, through technology, to make a significant impact on cancer patients in central New York that are in desperate need of care,” said Dave Billiter, co-founder and CEO at Deep Lens. “VIPER is a catalyst to improve the way care is delivered and it helps cancer care teams and trial coordinators automate and expedite the patient screening process to match the right patient with the right trial at the right time.”

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