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Dave Whitney

Chief Technology Officer at MGA Homecare

Phoenix, United States

Recognized business leader in radiology, imaging, and healthcare platform design & innovation. Dave provides subject matter expertise in the fields of enterprise medical imaging, driving radiology practice success, business collaboration and publisher of healthcare thought leadership.

Leadership - Innovation - Strategy - Transformation

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Phoenix, AZ

Dave Whitney Points
Academic 0
Author 19
Influencer 12
Speaker 0
Entrepreneur 0
Total 31

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Healthcare Information Technology
Theatre: North America
Media Experience: 20+ years

Areas of Expertise

Analytics 30.07
Business Strategy
Change Management
Cloud 30.07
CRM 30.20
Culture 30.13
Design Thinking 30.66
Digital Disruption 30.10
Digital Transformation 30.05
Emerging Technology 30.10
HealthTech 32.10
Innovation 30.04
Leadership 30.11
Management 30.31
Marketing 30.14
Mergers and Acquisitions 30.15
Social 30.23
Supply Chain 30.04
Sustainability 30.34

Industry Experience

High Tech & Electronics
Professional Services


19 Article/Blogs
Healthcare Transparency – Standing on the Backs of Giants
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June 07, 2018
Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain data ledgers, and reinvigorated patient health record applications show promise of eliciting quality, control, and transparency for the patients which the industry serves. If they are implemented correctly with applied consumer pressu

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Tags: AI, Emerging Technology, HealthTech

PACS and the Road to Reconstruction
ITN - Imaging Technology News
June 05, 2018
Progressive traditional PACS vendors are now investing in development, mergers and acquisitions, and rethinking ways to holistically engage user groups and clinical use-cases, much as they did in the early days. As a result, this restoration of focus is challenging multi-vendor deconstructed models with a more elegant single-vendor enterprise imaging solution, the “Reconstructed PACS.”

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Tags: Design Thinking, HealthTech, Mergers and Acquisitions

Fundamentals of the Health Information Library
ITN - Imaging Technology News
May 03, 2018
Traditionally, contextual data within the EMR could be considered an organization’s comprehensive health library. Although this was a widely accepted philosophy, the addition of image visualization has become a considerable component of the patient record. Only when an organization utilizes the philosophy of a true health information library can they respect collective patient data and embrace a comprehensive view of the patient record

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Tags: Analytics, Design Thinking, HealthTech

Fundamentals of the Health Information Library
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April 15, 2018
Consolidation of health information is key to providing a comprehensive patient record. Not only for visibility across the continuum of care but also as the recordset for value-based care. The advent of the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) has pushed organizations into consolidating and collecting

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Tags: Design Thinking, HealthTech

Teleradiology 3.0 – Transitioning to Distributed Radiology
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March 29, 2018
By definition, Distributed Radiology, or Teleradiology 3.0, is the progressive step in transforming mutual exclusivity of onsite radiology practice and teleradiology outsourcing into a seamless radiology distribution model.

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Here be Dragons – Deciphering Healthcare Technology Solutions
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March 29, 2018
Although we prefer to think of healthcare as a patient-centric industry, healthcare has grown to become a near trillion-dollar profit-driven industry. A marketplace once reserved for healthcare professionals is now flooded by venture capitalists, displaced competitors, payors, and non-medical provid

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Tags: HealthTech, Management, Leadership

The 3 P’s of Tactical Business Initiatives
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March 29, 2018
By categorizing initiatives with 3 simple identifiers, a business can focus on “what” the business is pursuing; resulting in a synchronized effort. These identifiers create a simple lookup for keeping teams rowing together at the same speed, and in the same direction.

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Tags: Management, Leadership

Balancing the Levers of Physician Satisfaction – An Administrator’s Guide to Physician Happiness
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March 29, 2018
Without a doubt, the shifting landscape of payors, providers, and regulations have deeply affected how physicians are utilized within healthcare systems. Commoditization, capitation, reimbursement, and market competition have driven physician administrators towards manufacturing-based models to achi

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Tags: Social, Management, Leadership

Establishing a Highly Successful Radiology Practice – An Insider’s View
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March 29, 2018
Can your radiology practice weather the storm of change? Is it time to address insulating the practice from encroaching competition, revolving reimbursement challenges, technology oversight, or itself?

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Tags: Social, Management, Leadership

De-commoditizing Radiology – Revaluing the Radiologist Role
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March 28, 2018
Although the healthcare system and the radiologist share responsibility in the value of service, the radiologist can lead the way towards de-commoditizing radiology and revaluing the radiologist role.

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Tags: CRM, Supply Chain, Management

Teleradiology 3.0 – Transitioning to Distributed Radiology
ITN - Imaging Technology News
September 08, 2017
By definition, Distributed Radiology, or Teleradiology 3.0, is the progressive step in transforming mutual exclusivity of onsite radiology practice and teleradiology outsourcing into a seamless radiology distribution model.

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Tags: Cloud, Innovation, HealthTech

Thinking about stratifying your imaging technology? Think about your people. Part II
Skinner & Associates Executive Search, Inc.
February 16, 2016
Creating a stratified imaging platform will provide a flexible and cost-effective solution for an organization. However, the sustainability and success of a stratified environment are dependent on the people that support it. By sourcing personnel according to the results of resource analysis, an organization can effectively realign its people with the processes and technology.

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, HealthTech

Thinking about stratifying your imaging technology? Think about your people. Part I
Skinner & Associates Executive Search, Inc.
January 12, 2016
As healthcare organizations consider stratifying their imaging technology, augmenting technical skill-sets required to sustain a newly adopted platform can be easily overlooked.

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, HealthTech

Unlocking the imaging data paradigm: Transformation and data migration
March 30, 2015
A strategic migration strategy is a critical part of any organization's imaging platform transformation and should not be overlooked. Results of a migration can greatly influence the liquidity of image data for current and future system initiatives.

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Tags: HealthTech, Sustainability

Healthcare Imaging’s Essence and Transition
ITN - Imaging Technology News
March 03, 2015
Healthcare imaging has undergone five eras of technology evolution, and we can see how a major component of healthcare services (imaging) is contributing to this overall evolution.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, HealthTech

Healthcare X - The Interoperability Era
Becker's Healthcare
January 06, 2015
It's no surprise to say that Healthcare technology has been slow to mature. Influencers aside, we are experiencing the evolution of a technologically delivered consumer-based product.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, HealthTech

Imaging Informatics: Imaging Archive Migration — Considerations for a Successful Transformation
Radiology Today Vol. 15 No. 12 P. 6
December 01, 2014
A migration strategy is a critical process in any organization's imaging platform transformation. Its effectiveness greatly influences the liquidity of image data going forward. Whether approaching a PACS replacement, VNA initiative, consolidation, workflow manager implementation, or enterprise analytics, consistent imaging data are an integral component to successful imaging initiatives.

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Tags: Sustainability, HealthTech

VNA for the CIO
ITN - Imaging Technology News
November 06, 2014
Selecting the right VNA platform can be a daunting process. Ensuring the platform contains core VNA features and functionality is critical to the success of the implementation and return on investment. Without a clear expectation of what those features should be, a misinformed decision could lead to a costly and resource-intensive mistake. A VNA platform, when correctly implemented with the right team, will provide years of service and scalability to match the demands of an expanding imaging infrastructure. Maintaining a high-level view of core capabilities expected from a VNA prevents wading around in a minutia of feature functionality.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Emerging Technology, HealthTech

Consultants – The Modern Healthcare Innovators
July 16, 2014
A wise man once said that the Optimist looks at the glass half full, the Pessimist looks at the glass half empty, and the Innovator says “let’s talk about ice”.

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Tags: Culture, HealthTech, Management

4 Media Interviews
Medical Diagnostic Imaging Group (MDIG) Deploys Medicalis Imaging Workflow Solution To Streamline Radiology Services
November 16, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Medicalis, a leading provider of Imaging Service Line (ISL) Solutions, announced today that Medical Diagnostic Imaging Group (MDIG), one of the largest multi-state radiology reading groups headquartered in Arizona, has deployed the Medicalis Imaging Workflow Solution, creating a single streamlined radiologist workflow that consolidates data from across MDIG's network of hospital and clinic customers.

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Tags: HealthTech

Top Radiology Reading Group in Arizona Selects eUnity(TM) as their PACS Replacement Viewer
November 10, 2016
WATERLOO, ON--(Marketwired - November 10, 2016) - Medical Diagnostic Imaging Group (MDIG), a top radiology reading group located in Arizona, has chosen to replace their radiology viewer with Client Outlook's image viewing and collaboration platform, eUnity™

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Tags: HealthTech

Hackers stole data from 4.5 million patients
DOTMed Daily News
August 21, 2014
Interview with DOTMed reporter Lauren Dubinsky

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Tags: HealthTech

DMC Center for Innovation and Telemedicine "Construction Commences"
Imaging Advantage, LLC.
June 26, 2012
Imaging Advantage, in partnership with the Detroit Medical Center and Vanguard Health Systems, has begun construction on its second state-of-the-art telemedicine center. The center is a centralized command and communications center that allows hospitals and patients to benefit from dynamic clinical resource allocation. This is made possible by centrally monitoring patient exam activity across the DMC’s network of eight hospitals, as opposed to each location functioning as an isolated operation.

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Tags: Design Thinking, HealthTech, Marketing

1 Miscellaneous
A New Focus on Next-Generation VNA
Imaging Technology News
November 07, 2018
Unlocking the VNA’s Full Potential:
While a traditional VNA may provide essential image archiving for enterprise image management, a next-gen VNA utilizes a data framework for archiving and to provide a comprehensive health information library.

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Tags: Design Thinking, HealthTech, Innovation

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Virtual Healthcare Advisory and Executive

Location: Virtual    Date Available: June 05th, 2018     Fees: TBD

Submission Date: June 05th, 2018     Service Type: Service Offered

Providing high-value services to healthcare organizations, groups, and startups for:

- Leadership and strategy

- Virtual Healthcare Executive (VHE) augmentation services

- Health Information Technology education and subject matter expertise

- Healthcare platform design, innovation, and integration

- Cost analysis and contract negotiation

- Highly confidential and vendor agnostic advisory

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