SIIM News Summer 2009
The new issue of SIIM News includes a report and photos from SIIM 2009 in Charlotte, NC. Get up-to-date on sessions, awards, and be sure to view a slideshow online. SIIM Executive Director Anna Marie Mason recaps some highlights in her report, and recognizes the exceptional contributions of everyone involved, from the organizing program committee to faculty, vendors, and “Ride to SIIM” contributors.
Also in this issue, read Chuck Socia’s commentary on developing the imaging informatics profession, and a feature article on communication of semi-urgent radiology findings.
SIIM Chair Brad Erickson opens a discussion on “meaningful use” that focuses on imaging informatics, with the hope of shaping a definition of “meaningful use.” And a report on a Capitol Hill briefing highlights Eliot Siegel’s suggestion that imaging be included in the overall debate on national health care infrastructure and EHRs. See complete coverage of the stimulus debate here.
There’s lots going on in Society news: new SIIM Fellows were inducted at the Annual Meeting, and new officers elected; SIIM has a new History portal and project, and has launched a series of e-tutorials on producing print-quality images; and the new Practical Imaging Informatics text is due out soon – pre-order your copy today! View a complete list of new SIIM members here.
Do you Twitter? Get an overview of SIIM’s social networking tools and join the discussion today!
JDI Editor-in-Chief Janice Honeyman-Buck is soliciting manuscripts on a variety of topics, and she also contributes this month’s “My Favorite Gadget,” the cool and trendy iPhone.
The Summer 2009 Expert Hotline features questions and answers on digital displays; digital mammo workflow; migrating images in PACS; and an informatics job classification.