In many health care systems, the process of evaluating breast masses requires patients to make separate visits for initial screening, subsequent diagnostics, and finally, for biopsy. This sequence can take weeks and “creates a lot of sleepless nights for a…
“The R1 project allows us to give the best possible care to patients who potentially have a new diagnosis of cancer – and to do so without delay.”
"The improvements Dr. Kao has made in the Radiology Department are felt by our patients and physicians every day."
“I wanted Radiology to play a more integral role in patient management.”
"The biggest challenge was to take this system and help it go regional."
"I’m an idea guy, but fewer than half ever amount to anything. I have a lot of ideas on the back burner and keep my eyes and ears open. Every once in a while, there’s an opportunity to move one of them forward."
"I’m proud that we have managed to create something tangible that provides not only needed personnel for Kaiser Permanente, but also an opportunity for members of the community to become health care professionals."