Alex Towbin, M.D., Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center CMIO, Radiology Department associate chief of clinical operations and informatics, and chair of radiology informatics, spoke in an enterprise imaging session at the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2021 meeting and highlight the importance of a standardizing body part labeling to enable imaging consumption, image sharing, greater levels of interoperability and image-based artificial intelligence (AI) research.
He described the process by which existing body part ontologies were evaluated, how the HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging Community raised awareness of the issues caused by the lack of an industry-standard body-part ontology, and the process by which an industry standard will be selected. Finally, the speakers will discuss how the HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging Community plans to advocate for the selected ontology to be incorporated as part of existing standards such as DICOM and HL7 FHIR.
In the video he outlines three metadata elements needed to selection of a relevant comparison imaging examination. He also explains how the HIMSS-SIIM EIC convened experts to select a standard body part ontology for use in enterprise imaging
Describe the HIMSS-SIIM EIC’s plan to foster adoption of a standard body part ontology for use in enterprise imaging
Advances in PACS and Cardiology Information Systems at HIMSS 2021
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