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Cone Health in North Carolina has built a stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) program that uses Varian’s optical surface monitoring system as well as a faceless mask for improved comfort when immobilizing patients for treatments in the head or neck. Read more >
Using Varian’s ARIA® oncology information system, St. Luke’s University Hospital Network in Pennsylvania was part of the first wave of health care providers to comply with U.S. meaningful use requirements and receive incentive payments from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Read more >
A "Point of View" article by Kolleen Kennedy, President of Varian Oncology Systems. "We know that oncology today is practiced in the context of ever-changing global healthcare trends, from evidence-based medicine to healthcare cost-containment initiatives. Taking care of patients is challenging enough; adapting to these types of trends significantly complicates the healthcare environment." Read more >
Clinical decision support, operational efficiency, collaboration, and more from a software solution that unifies patient imaging and treatment information acquired at different times from different systems to provide a comprehensive view of the patient's clinical history. Read more >
Every patient placed on the treatment table trusts that radiation delivery is safe. Delivering on that trust takes discipline and a deep-rooted culture of safety. Varian customers are using the capabilities afforded by Varian treatment delivery systems to help implement rigorous safety practices in their workflows. In this article, Centerline looks at some of the safety practices at several treatment centers. Read more >
What do Target, Albertsons, JP Morgan Chase, Anthem, Blue Cross, Sony Pictures, and the U.S. government have in common? All have been victims of serious data breaches that have enabled hackers to obtain confidential information from computer systems that were inadequately protected. Read more >

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