Blog | June 04, 2015

Creating the Image Enabled Enterprise

Imaging informatics leaders from across the globe gathered in Washington, D.C., last week to exchange ideas and network with their peers during the 2015 annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM). The event included opportunities to earn CME and CE credits while hearing experts from the field discuss practical solutions for the imaging informatics challenges the industry is currently facing.

Attendees were able to learn and network at the Science & Innovation Pavilion, where they could discover the latest science and innovations in enterprise imaging. In addition, they could participate in the scientific posters and demonstrations "Roving Tours" and interact with authors who are paving the way for the next generation of imaging informatics.

At the 8th Annual Open Source and App Plug Fest attendees were able to browse some of the most successful open source projects and app products available to the medical imaging informatics community. New this year, the Plug Fest featured some of the hottest free apps being developed and used by peers.

And back by popular demand, the 2015 SIIM Hackathon was the place to observe vendors and attendees working side-by-side while exploring, navigating, and developing apps.

I had the opportunity to discuss several key topics with top industry leaders while at SIIM. Topics addressed include:

What is Social Media and mHealth? With Richard Wiggins III, M.D.

SIIM 2015 Program Committee Chair Richard Wiggins III, M.D., discusses social media and mHealth, and explains what SIIM is doing to integrate it.

Discussing Interoperability at SIIM 2015 with David Brown

SIIM Chair David Brown discusses interoperability, and his concerns from a data security and compliance perspective.

SIIM 2015 Hackathon with Donald Dennison

Donald Dennison, co-chair of the SIIM Hackathon committee, discusses the objectives for this event's second year SIIM.

Don Dennison Discusses the Next Imaging Evolution at SIIM 2015

Donald Dennison, director-at-large on the Board of Directors for SIIM, shares his thoughts on "the next imaging evolution," and the technical and market forces that are driving this change.

Be sure to view these videos on itnTV.

In addition, attendees spent time on the show floor viewing new products and services; highlights from the show floor are featured below.

Be sure to mark your calendars for the SIIM 2016 Annual Meeting June 29-July 1 in Portland, Ore. The Call for Abstracts deadline is Sept. 14, 2015. For more information, visit