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  • Unity: Customer Delight
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
  • Velocity cube
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
  • Patient Safety: A Way of Life
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
  • Securing Data in an Age of Breaches
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
  • Improving Cancer Patients’ Access to Care Around the World
One way that Varian seeks to bridge the gap between skill levels and knowledge in well-equipped countries and those in developing nations is to provide a broad range of education services. Varian's ambitious Access to Care program has undertaken projects in Vietnam and South Africa, and plans to introduce a project in Algeria this year. Read more
  • The Edge Radiosurgery System
In February 2014, the first patients were treated on the Varian Edge™ radiosurgery system at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown (CCU) in Lisbon, Portugal. Since then, Edge systems worldwide have delivered more than 1,000 patient treatments and more than 12,000 fractions. Read more

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