SIIM is pleased to announce a 2015 Webinar Series - “Enterprise Imaging – Improving Quality, Productivity and Analytics”. We introduced this live educational programming on December 18 with Paul Chang, MD, FSIIM stimulating presentation on how best to develop an enterprise image management framework.
RSNA 2014 was not so much a time of looking back over the last 100 years, it was more a representation of what has been built over the last century. I have often heard the phrase “RSNA stands for Real Stuff Not Available” but when one looks back over the span of a decade, some of that stuff becomes Real Stuff Now Available. RSNA is a vendor’s opportunity to showcase current strategy to the radiology community.
It was great to meet everyone at the SIIM hosted Resident and Fellow Meetup at RSNA 2014. It was a fun and collegial gathering of emerging radiology informaticists. A special thanks to Dr. Tessa Cook for organizing and tweeting the event and to RSNA for providing a meetup location so convenient to the RSNA 2014 resident lounge.
Our annual SIIM Member Value Survey results are in, and this year’s results will be helpful for measuring progress and SIIM member satisfaction over time, especially as we roll out our new eCommunities, website, and enhanced methods for accessing news and information.
This year’s RSNA is a special event. RSNA will be celebrating its centennial. The theme of this year’s show is “A Century of Transforming Medicine.” I anticipate hearing stories, on shuttle buses destined to McCormick, from veterans on the early days of RSNA.
The October issue of JDI has the usual mix of interesting articles on all aspects of Imaging Informatics in Medicine, but I’ve continued my tradition of grouping breast imaging articles in October to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness month. This year, we have three articles focusing on different methods for breast mass detection and one on detecting pectoral muscles in mammograms.
“Execution without vision is chaos; vision without execution is tweeting”
Fostering a culture of game-changing leadership, the SIIM Board of Directors created forward thinking as well as somewhat disruptive thinking goals within the SIIM 2014-2017 Strategic Plan. One key strategy of the plan is to change the imaging informatics landscape by championing and spearheading innovation within a knowledge model of enterprise image capture and management, EMR integration, productivity, quality, and analytics.
HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) and SIIM (Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine) have joined forces to establish a Joint Workgroup to share enterprise imaging strategies and to create awareness that images are an essential part of the EHR.