The future holds great opportunities for SIIM. SIIM will continue to expand its focus to include new challenges being encountered in enterprise and regional imaging informatics. There is a vast pool of knowledge available, with many lessons learned. This knowledge can, and should, be leveraged to address the issues that are being examined across multiple imaging disciplines.
After reading "The energy and greenhouse-gas implications of internet video streaming in the United States", I started thinking about the implications of this paper and how we can apply it to medical informatics. While we aren’t in the DVD production business we do have a lot of CD’s laying around. The article points to many causes of increase carbon emissions associated with physical media over streaming. Mostly these include travel costs associated with getting the discs and the energy used in viewing the discs at home.
There is an exciting event coming up at the next HL7 FHIR Connectathon, in Chicago on Sept. 13-14. One of the announced tracks is on DICOMweb and FHIR Imaging Study. This track will explore the intersections between the two standards, elicit feedback on what we got right in aligning the two standards together, and likely create/show some stellar implementations in the process.
I’m pleased to announce that Dr. Bradley Erickson has graciously agreed to serve as an associate editor for the Journal of Digital Imaging (JDI). Dr. Erickson brings his energy and expertise to the management of some of our most challenging manuscripts. I am very excited to be working with him and am grateful for his help and leadership in both JDI and SIIM.
We can’t publish JDI without our thoughtful and conscientious reviewers. We are always looking for new reviewers so we don’t overburden our current reviewers. But how can you contribute as a great reviewer? I presented some guidelines at the SIIM 2014 Annual Meeting and now the slides are available to you as an online tutorial.
The program at SIIM 2014 is amazing this year. It is hard to decide which of the many interesting and informative sessions to attend. However, on of the highlights of the meeting is and annual membership meeting and Fellow Induction. During the membership meeting, I have the privilege of announcing the JDI awards for the 2013 publication year.
The 5th Annual CIBR Medical Imaging Technology Showcase on Capitol Hill highlights the vision and innovation found in a unique partnership of patient advocacy groups, scientific societies, academic radiology and industry all joining forces to promote and support imaging research. This year’s showcase included ten displays that highlighted commercial and research efforts.
The manuscripts that are frequently downloaded give me a good idea of content preferences for JDI readers and can be calculated far more quickly than an impact factor. In a recent evaluation of what readers have downloaded during the previous 90 days, I found the top five articles.