News | September 06, 2006

SIIM, ARRT Partner Under Certification Program

The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) will partner with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) to develop and manage the SIIM Certified Imaging Informatics Professional (CIIP) program, the first exam for which is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2007.
The partnership leverages the content-specific expertise of SIIM and experience in policies and procedures of certification from ARRT. The SIIM CIIP certification program merges medical and corporate (IT) models into a single comprehensive exam to certify both R.T. and IT professionals.
“ARRT is excited to work with SIIM to advance the profession with a credential for imaging informatics administrators,” said Michael DelVecchio, B.S., R.T.(R), an ARRT trustee and technical director of Radiology at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. “Combining ARRT's certification expertise with SIIM's integral knowledge of imaging informatics will provide a valuable service to the entire healthcare community.”

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