The roles of picture archiving and communication system administrators and radiology information system administrators is changing as they need a new skill--data analyst, says Christopher Meenan, M.D., director of clinical informatics for diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center. “The ability of these folks to understand and interpret data for their leadership is becoming critical.”

These administrators know the data that they have; the challenge is how to get it out of the systems, structure it in usable formats, synthesize the data and provide a uniform view of insights to leadership. Meenan will co-present an educational session at SIIM2013, the annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine, to teach the basics of data mining and explain how SIIM’s Workflow Initiative in Medicine, called SWIM, can support analytics.

Register or login for access to this item and much more

All Health Data Management content is archived after seven days.

Community members receive:
  • All recent and archived articles
  • Conference offers and updates
  • A full menu of enewsletter options
  • Web seminars, white papers, ebooks

Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access