During this webinar, Andy Strickland, director of imaging informatics, describes the role of VNA (vendor neutral archives) in University of Washington Medical Center’s enterprise imaging environment. With the growth of imaging, more attention is being paid to revenue capture and payors are becoming more insistent on documentation. VNA can provide an archive to the enterprise that’s easy to use and provide the documentation required for claim generation.
The webinar took place April 25, 2017. The recorded version of this webinar is available by registering for the event.
This webinar addresses:
1. The practical aspects of VNA integration and outcomes
2. The role of a universal viewer in a VNA environment
3. Enterprise staffing implications
4. Why VNA should, or should not be, part of Radiology
Director of Imaging InformaticsUniversity of Washington Medical Center
Strickland is the director of imaging informatics for the University of Washington Medicine. UW Medicine includes UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Airlift Northwest, the UW Neighborhood Clinic network and Valley Medical Center. Andy has directed the IT program for UW for the last 13 years. He is a regular speaker and session facilitator at national conferences and has contributed articles and webinar content for various publications and websites. Andy has been involved in healthcare IT for over 20 years and in radiology informatics for 13. He has a degree from the University of Portland in Business Management. Andy served as the chair of CRISS and is on the board of CWAVE.
David White, RT, BS-IT
General Manager, GE Healthcare Digital
VNA, Analytics, Image Exchange
White has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare iInformation management. Currently responsible for global product development for GE Healthcare’s enterprise imaging portfolio, he previously served as radiology director and as VP sales, business development. White served his country in the U.S. Army for 10 years and worked in all levels of radiology. He finished his second phase of AIT at Walter Reed Medical Center where he cared for Grenada wounded comrades. While stationed at Ft. Polk, he was an X-ray technologist and earned the rank of E-5 sergeant. He was the NCOIC of radiology for the 46th Combat Support Hospital, was deployed to Desert Shield/Storm, and also supported the 82nd Airborne Division in Iraq during both the air campaign and ground war.