Going to SIIM? Don’t Miss These Sessions


Medical imaging solutionsWith a focus on big data and enterprise medical imaging management, this year’s Society for Imaging Informatics In Medicine (SIIM) conference in Long Beach Calif. promises to be lively and informative. The conference takes place May 15–17.

The theme this year is Surfing the Wave of Big Data with Informatics, aimed at exploring how companies can tame data to derive actionable insights. Specifically, big data has the potential to help organizations measure quality care improvements, measure improvements in patient outcomes, and drive efficiencies in clinical workflow. 

Here are our top 10 picks for sessions:

  • Bridging Imaging with the Enterprise. An in-depth exploration of the gaps and opportunities in next-gen enterprise integrations, including image-rich reporting and HL7 v3 CDA architecture.
  • Learning the Culture of Enterprise IT. Hear from IT leaders at leading institutions to better understand what concepts, methodologies, strategies, and processes they see as critical to succeeding in the world of medical imaging solutions.
  • Real-World Enterprise Challenges. Engage with faculty as they present examples of enterprise-wide integration challenges in this town hall session.
  • SIIM Hackathon. The first-ever hackathon at SIIM, participating hackers will bring their laptops and a hunger to hack healthcare. They’ll be supported by special “code heroes” with API and standards knowledge.
  • Imaging Beyond Radiology and Cardiology. Understand the challenges of emerging non-traditional imaging such as managing non-DICOM image content, lack of prior orders, accessioning, and differences in procedural content. 
  • Enterprise Imaging — Strategy and Fundamentals to Build Your Program. Top executives from Cleveland Clinic will discuss how they’re changing the way clinical images are integrated into the EMR in an effort to improve the way physicians see patient images. 
  • Top 10 Issues for Radiologists. Dr. David Mendelson from Mount Sinai Hospital moderates this discussion on the major operational issues for radiology and related IT and medical imaging solutions. 
  • Using Social Media in Radiology. Dr. Kohli from Indiana University School of Medicine and Dr. Moriarity from Henry Ford Health moderate this roundtable describing how to establish a consistent social media presence and message as well as demonstrate tools that integrate communication across multiple platforms. 
  • BYOD: Exploring Mobile Technologies. “Bring Your Own Device” is a common practice in many industries. This session will explore mobile technologies, their current state, and what the future holds for this rapidly evolving technology and its integration with medical imaging solutions. 
  • Quality Improvement Harnessing Informatics. A discussion of ABR, MOC, PQI, and ACGME quality-improvement requirements and a deep dive into IT tools that can supercharge QI efforts.


We hope to see you at the McKesson booth at the show (#425). To schedule a demonstration of any of our enterprise medical imaging products, visit our web site.

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