The 2008-2009 Annual Report (PDF) features highlights and key events from the previous year. Check out this special insert to the Fall issue of SIIM News.
The new issue of SIIM News is chock full of valuable content and society news! Did you miss the SIIM 2009 Closing Session? Read a summary of comments heard at this forward-looking discussion on the commoditization of radiology. We’ve also got the winning essays in the 2009 SIIM Resident Scholarship contest, which examine the topic, “besides PACS, what one piece of software most improves workflow efficiency for radiologists?” Other features include the use of consumer displays and DICOM conformance for image display and evaluating a probabilistic algorithm for matching patients’ records in health information exchange.
Planning for SIIM 2010 is well underway! Get your first look at the program and what’s new here, and visit www.siim2010.org for all the latest information.
New SIIM officers and directors took office in July. This issue of SIIM News includes profiles of the four new Board members.
SIIM Chair Brad Erickson takes a look at the state of the economy and its impact on SIIM in his column, as well as the society’s new programs and plans. Janice Honeyman Buck discusses preparing radiology images for publication in the JDI Editor's Report.
SIIM has also been active in its mission of research and education. This issue includes updates on SIIM participation at RSNA 2009 and new online learning opportunities.
In more society news, read about how SIIM and GE have partnered to create a successful user group model, and view a complete list of new SIIM members here.
You will also find updates on SIIM’s activities on the international level, through its support of the World Health Imaging, Telemedicine, and Informatics Alliance (WHITIA) and a donation of meeting bags to a school in Kyrgyzstan.
The Fall 2009 Expert Hotline (PDF) includes questions and answers on searching HIS/RIS data, optimal staffing levels, monitor proximity, PACS data storage, best practice for dictation templates, and importing studies from CDs.