Associations / Conferences
You can’t avoid hearing about social media statistics. Whether they’re good (people using social media to support their health goals) or bad (people distracted while driving) it’s hard to miss the latest stats, including this one: the Pew Research Center found that 72 percent of U.S. adults used social media sites last year.
As physicians, that means that almost three-fourths of your patients are on social media. Are you missing out by not joining the social media bandwagon? If you’re thinking about doing so but aren’t sure how, there are sessions that cover social media and medicine at ACC.14. To learn about the why, read on for five good reasons to use social media.
Cindy Bacon, McKesson senior sales executive, has spent her career focused in healthcare imaging. With multiple PACS solutions experience, project management and implementation, she shares her particular expertise in enterprise medical imaging in part two of her interview.
At HIMSS this year, you can register to discuss your specific challenges with Cindy during her “Expert Chat” session in Hall A at the McKesson booths, numbers 1365 and 1665.
What trends are you seeing in the emergence of zero-footprint viewers that work together with neutral archives?
Join Cindy Bacon, McKesson senior sales executive and healthcare industry veteran, to explore ways to reduce enterprise medical imaging expenses and increase data consolidation and interoperability capabilities. At HIMSS this year, Cindy will discuss your specific challenges for approximately 30 minutes during her “Expert Chat” session in the McKesson Booths in Hall A, numbers 1365 and 1665. Below we share a portion of her expertise.
With the pressures of healthcare reform, population health, and value-based care, compounded by the rising consolidation of health systems, what solution(s) does McKesson have to help facilities attain anywhere, anytime access to data through strong interoperability?
The Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) 98th annual meeting will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago, November 25-30, 2012, and McKesson will be there. The event will showcase exciting developments in new medical imaging software and technologies.
This year’s theme is “Patients First,” which matches McKesson products quite well. Our ongoing developments in medical imaging software have a strong emphasis on improving patient outcomes.
Putting Patients First with Medical Imaging
Patient-centered care and personalized medicine are taking more prominent positions within the medical field. Radiology is no different. Though McKesson medical imaging software is aimed at radiologists, our solutions enhance patient care by:
For 37 years, the American Society of Echocardiography has been dedicated to improving patient health and quality of life. It’s an organization of professionals committed to excellence in cardiovascular ultrasound and its application to patient care through education, advocacy, research and innovation to its members and the public.
Their 23rd Annual Symposium, entitled Cardiovascular Imaging: A Disease and a Patient-Based Approach, continues that tradition of excellence with a conference packed with educational sessions featuring state-of-the-art techniques and updates in diagnosis, treatment and patient care in the cardiovascular ultrasound field. Jointly sponsored by ASE and the ASE Foundation, the event will be held Saturday, June 30 – Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at the Gaylord National, National Harbor, MD.
There is simply no other conference that delivers strategic innovation to medical imaging management better than SIIM. That’s one of the reasons that McKesson will be attending and exhibiting at this industry tradeshow. We want to showcase our enterprise imaging management solutions for RIS professionals at this premier event.
This year, we will be introducing the McKesson Enterprise Image Repository™, a new solution independent of PACS, which archives and manages medical imaging data on behalf of the many systems with which it operates. Please feel free to stop by our booth (#117) or register in advance, for a complimentary onsite demo.
Dr. Jay Patti, Mecklenberg Radiology Associates will be one of the presenters at the upcoming Aunt Minnie Online Conference. To preview this exciting event, we reached out to him with some brief questions on effectively implementing PACS.
1. Regarding PACS, what challenges are unique to a high-volume private practice?
Generally speaking radiologists in a private practice are expected to handle a larger patient volume than those in other settings. Academic institutions tyically have residents and medical students where teaching and research are high priorities. This being said the lessons learned from a private practice are readily applicable to other settings.
The role of ultrasound in modern medicine and healthcare IT has increased monumentally over the last 50 years. Whereas extremely invasive surgical procedures were required for the diagnosis and analyzing of a great deal of illnesses and diseases, now ultrasound technologies allow for the fast imaging and diagnosis without the invasive surgery. Staying up-to-date with the technologies, cases and innovations occurring within the field is vital to the performance and efficiency of operations.
A great method of staying current with the ever-changing world of radiology and cardiology is to leverage associations that are dedicated to compiling and synthesizing data into easy-to-consume formats.
We’ve compiled a listing of radiology and healthcare IT associations and medical imaging and radiology events to help you stay up-to-date and in-the-know on the latest medical imaging developments. Check back each month as these lists will be constantly updated with new events and additional associations.
Radiology/Healthcare IT Associations:
American Association for Women Radiologists: AAWR was founded in 1981 to provide a forum for the issues that are unique to women in radiology, radiation oncology and related professions. The organization sponsors programs that promote opportunities for women and sponsors several awards programs for women in radiology. AAWR provides women radiologists, radiation oncologists, radiation physicists and radiation biologists the opportunity to network with one another.