Blogs

Glassbeam Technical User Group - A Collective Group of Biomedical Experts with a Mission to Create Healthcare Industry’s First Analytics Knowledge Base on Medical Equipment Utilization and Performance

Vivek Sundaram
Sep 25, 2020

We are proud to announce the launch of Glassbeam Technical User Group (GTUG). This is a pivotal step we are taking in fostering collaboration across the user-driven analytics community of Glassbeam users.  There are several goals, the primary one being to help consolidate best practices and knowledge base on medical equipment usage and diagnostics that can then be shared amongst customers and partners of Glassbeam.

Strategic Value of Machine Data Analytics for Healthcare Industry Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

Vijay Vasudevan
Jun 29, 2020

With the new Pandemic, that the healthcare industry is in crisis is beyond dispute. According to the American Hospital Association, health systems are losing 51% of their revenues, mostly due to the cancellation of elective surgeries1. While the influx of COVID-19 patients has provided some revenue, it has not nearly closed the gap.

Glassbeam Relief for Healthcare Industry Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Puneet Pandit
Mar 25, 2020

The world has turned upside down in the last 30 days. I share the experience of the real-life impact of the crisis at Silicon Valley, specifically in Santa Clara County, which has become the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis in California.

The Prevailing Challenges Facing Healthcare with Radiation Dose Limits and How to Triumph Over Them

Pramod Sridharamurthy
Mar 13, 2020

The healthcare industry has an abiding interest in dose limits. These limits form the norm for health safety in the use of radiation for diagnostic procedures. With a pre-established exposure boundary, a patient receives radiation dose within a range of parameters during diagnostic examinations, general screening procedures, or therapy.

Nudging a Diagnostic Unit from Good to Great with Historical Examination Study Analysis

Pramod Sridharamurthy
Mar 05, 2020

Could untangling patterns in utilization and examination lifecycles of the past lead us to a better understanding of the current state? Could it also help us prevent an imminent deterioration of patient care? Can a diagnostic unit transform itself from a nimble operation to a center of excellence in a healthcare network?

This post explores those questions.

3 Questions You Should Ask About Your Radiology Equipment Utilization

Pramod Sridharamurthy
Feb 28, 2020

Most healthcare imaging facilities are not able to report metrics on their diagnostics equipment usage. From my discussions with healthcare leaders, there seems to be a common thread unifying their concern – identifying and isolating bottlenecks that are deterring optimal utilization of the big iron machines.

Despite an array of monitoring systems from CMMS to EVMs, there are wide-ranging areas of pain points that are yet to be addressed, including optimal shift operations, profiling scheduling patterns, and segmenting examination throughput.

Reimagining Radiology Departments: Shaping Digital Connections in the Diagnostic Examination Practice with Big Data Analytics

Pramod Sridharamurthy
Feb 21, 2020

Not only does analytics from every diagnostic examination offer cost containment insights, but it can also uncover referral inconsistencies, plug scheduling delays, and describe a successful approach to evaluate a technician’s productivity.

The aim of this blog is to highlight the dynamics that are opening up innovative opportunities for radiology leaders and, to provide insights into the underlying digital connections that are creating new sources of value and how to use them.

Here’s the framework that works.

Examination Analytics that Optimizes Imaging Facility Operations

Pramod Sridharamurthy
Feb 13, 2020

Deep machine data analytics is getting more sophisticated each year and is now becoming more pervasive in radiology facilities used as an optimization tool instead of relying on plain vanilla billing spreadsheets to get precise information on the usage of the machines, for instance, are our machines underutilized or over-utilized? If they are, then what action can I take to get the most of the MRIs or CT Scanners?

Glassbeam Technology – Innovation at its Peak for Medical Device Manufacturers

Puneet Pandit
Jan 02, 2020

Recently I have covered several business topics for our largest market segment - healthcare providers and independent imaging centers - on how Glassbeam can help them improve patient care by improving machine uptime and utilization (by analyzing machine logs and related data such as DICOM, HL7, and so on).

Sharing Our Expertise and Connecting With Our Customers at RSNA 2019

Puneet Pandit
Dec 19, 2019

For Glassbeam, the RSNA Annual Meeting is the top conference on our field calendar that gets us the most excited. Once again, this year’s show, held during Dec 1-5 at McCormick Place in Chicago, lived up to that expectation. The showcase of innovations from technology companies, in-depth demos at the booths, an entire floor for Artificial Intelligence vendors, and a range of radiology topics focused on expert learning sessions, and so much more made RSNA Chicago a great way to end our roadshows for the year 2019.