Eliot Siegel, M.D., FSIIM, FACR, who is on the Board of Directors of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM), gives an overview of several programs that are part of the 2011 SIIM annual meeting. Siegel is professor and vice chair radiology for the University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Diagnostic Radiology and chief of imaging for the VA Maryland Healthcare System.
Among the programs Siegel describes are the opening session on meaningful use rules; the "Ghost of Radiology Future," a look at the future challenge of regulations on the industry, and "Mind the Gap," about managing healthcare reform with informatics.
The meeting also includes several new learning tracks, including ones on image sharing, improving efficiency in the reading room and imaging department, and new archival and storage models. There also will be round table sessions and a Sunday morning hands-on "Tools of the Trade" series.
For more information: www.siim2011.org