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David Kwan is a member of the HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging Community.
David Kwan, B.Sc., MRT (N), CMC
Informaticist, Health Technology and Information Management
Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario)
It’s a good forum and platform for educating and progressing issues and challenges faced by the imaging community. Members are diverse within their specialty and the application of imaging in their practice. The breadth (and spectrum) of contribution is very broad, and this plays a significant part in the value to the greater community.
It offers members a place to gain knowledge from peers and experts, and that information can be applied in their health systems. The community also provides a valuable opportunity to network collegially.
I’m a member and co-lead of the technical section for the HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging Community Multimedia Interactive Content Reporting Work Group. The work completed to date has been groundbreaking in demonstrating the wide-reaching use of imaging in clinical practice in healthcare. This collaborative work group has developed and will soon publish a consensus white paper; including multi-specialty enterprise imaging contributions from radiology, cardiology, dermatology, pathology, ophthalmology, endoscopy, radiation oncology, physical medicine and rehabilitation.
What I am doing presently, which is progressing interoperability in healthcare information technology to breakdown silos and improve efficiency and workflows within healthcare.
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