Enterprise Imaging

HIMSS & SIIM (Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine) Join Forces

The HIMSS-SIIM Joint Workgroup provides an effective point of connection for clinicians and IT professionals to engage in the advancement of enterprise imaging strategies. The Joint Workgroup is open to individuals with membership in HIMSS or SIIM, including but not limited to: Clinical Informaticists, Radiologists, Cardiologists, Imaging Vendors, IT Professionals, Certified Imaging Informatics Professionals and those interested in the broader specialty of Enterprise Imaging Informatics.

HIMSS and SIIM Align to Advance Enterprise Imaging Strategies

While healthcare organizations are making great strides to manage patient data within an electronic health record, imaging data from across the continuum of care is often widely unmanaged, or even, missing from the patient’s electronic health history.

HIMSS and the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) have aligned to form the HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging Workgroup with enterprise imaging thought leaders to tackle these challenges. This experienced group of health IT professionals understand that incorporating enterprise imaging results within the patient’s electronic health record offers many potential benefits, but the process adds challenges as well.

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The HIMSS-SIIM Joint Workgroup creates a platform for sharing enterprise imaging strategies, creating awareness that images are an essential part of the electronic health record, inclusive of, yet broader than the Radiology or Cardiology domains. Together, HIMSS & SIIM will establish the Joint Workgroup to provide education, support standards development, address current challenges, and develop tools to accommodate the changing environment that expands the imaging domain across the healthcare enterprise.

Activities & Resources to Come

  • Provide education for professionals with a focus on enterprise imaging informatics
  • Serve as an advocate for a unified voice for the enterprise imaging informatics field
  • Create awareness of the scope and importance of enterprise imaging informatics
  • Facilitate the advancement of imaging informatics across the enterprise
  • Develop best practices and use cases for enterprise informatics strategies
  • Provide a platform for communication and collaboration across the enterprise imaging community
  • Define methods for standards-based information exchange of images across the enterprise and beyond
  • Leverage the thought leadership of its members to identify and address current issues and challenges within the enterprise imaging community
  • Determine new workflows and technologies that are required to support the best use of medical images throughout every area of the healthcare enterprise.

Workgroup Teams were developed to further support the attainment of the HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging Workgroup goals. 

  • Definition of Enterprise Imaging Team.
    Goal: To establish the definition of enterprise imaging, what enterprise imaging encompasses and the characteristics of a progressive organization.
  • Best Practice Identification of Acquisition Workflow & Acquisition Related Data Governance & Standards.
    Goal: To identify enterprise imaging best practices for imaging acquisition workflow and related data governance and standards.
  • Best Practice Image Exchange & Sharing.
    Goal: To identify enterprise imaging best practices for image exchange/sharing and related data governance and standards.


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About SIIM 

The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) is the leading healthcare professional organization representing the interests and goals of those who work with and whose work is affected by the rapidly changing world of imaging technologies and information management. SIIM seeks to spearhead research, education, and discovery of innovative solutions to advance imaging informatics, enable the best use of images throughout the healthcare enterprise, and improve the delivery and quality of patient care.

Download the Charter

Download the Charter to view the Mission, Purpose & Goals of the HIMSS-SIIM Joint Workgroup.

Read About Our Members in Action:

James Whitfill, MD, CIIP

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Seeking Volunteers for Enterprise Imaging Initiative

HIMSS & SIIM (Society for Imaging in Informatics) have joined forces to establish a Joint Workgroup that will create a platform for sharing enterprise imaging strategies and create awareness that images are an essential part of the EHR. We are seeking volunteers to serve on the workgroup who will help us identify industry needs, provide education, support standards development and develop practical resources for today's changing environment that expands the imaging domain across the healthcare enterprise. Volunteer time commitment will be 2 to 4 hours a month; meetings will be held virtually. Get connected today.

Members in Action: Complimentary Webinar Recording

Medical Imaging Across the Enterprise

Presented by Kim Garriott, Logicalis and Louis Lannum, Cleveland Clinic

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