Liam Caffery is a Senior Research Fellow and Director of Telehealth Technology for the University of Queensland’s Centre for Online Health. Liam has an active research agenda in imaging informatics. Liam chairs the metadata group for the International Skin Imaging Collaboration: Melanoma Project. This project is an academia and industry partnership designed to facilitate the application of digital skin imaging to help reduce melanoma mortality – his work promotes the adoption of standards for digital imaging of the skin. Liam has previously been a member of the Standards Australia IT-014 Health Informatics technical committees for telehealth and messaging and communication.
Liam has 25 years industry experience as a health informatician. His immediate past role was the Manager of Medical Imaging Informatics at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Previously, Liam had over a decade’s clinical experience as a diagnostic radiographer.
Paul Carroll started work as a cadet with the Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service studying at night. His first graduate role was as a scientist in Haematology at The Prince Charles Hospital. He moved to project work to implement a lab information system in conjunction with an organisation change that established a statewide public pathology service in Queensland Health.
He subsequently led a team that improved access to radiology reporting services in Queensland country hospitals then moved to a portfolio role where he worked with teams that established a statewide clinical data repository/EHR, intensive care and foundation EMR systems.
Paul joined the Australian Digital Health Agency in 2016 where he is working to support participation by pathology and diagnostic imaging providers with the My Health Record so that consumers can be directly involved in their own care.
|David Clunie is an informaticist specializing in the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) standard. A retired neuro-radiologist, he has been editor of the DICOM standard since 1996, contributor to numerous DICOM supplements including those related to encoding quantitative information, structured reporting, multi-frame cross-sectional imaging and small animal imaging. The former CTO of an imaging clinical trials company, he participates in various on-going publicly funded projects related to quantitative imaging and is an active open source software developer. His dicom3tools and PixelMed DICOM toolkit are widely used for testing and validation of DICOM devices, including at Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Connectathons, where he often serves as a monitor. With the resurgence of interest in digital pathology, he has taken an active role in the DICOM Digital Pathology working group (WG 26) and helped organize the recent WG 26 Connectathons. He has also been assisting other specialty groups such as dermatology, and promoting using of DICOM standards for enterprise imaging.|
Emmanuel Cordonnier is a recognized expert in telemedicine and medical interoperability. Entrepreneur & researcher, his career brings him from software development to Research and then entrepreneurship.
Emmanuel Cordonnier graduated from ESME Sudria with an engineering degree, majoring in electronics. He began his career in 1980 at the company SESA, which was later acquired by Capgemini. At SESA, he created an “image” business line that specialized in connected 3D imaging. In 1989 he joined the University of Rennes 1 and the university hospital as the director of CERIUM, a laboratory devoted to developing prototypes for new 3D imaging technologies, diagnostic stations, medical imaging networks, computer-assisted surgery, and telemedicine, in partnership with businesses. In early 1997, CERIUM’s team created ETIAM, a small business specializing in medical image communication that Emmanuel headed until 2011. This company became the European leader in communication solutions for digital medical imaging tests on CDs/DVDs, and later over secure Internet connections. ETIAM has contributed to authoring several worldwide standards like expanding the DICOM standard to the Web (DICOM WADO) and video (DICOM MPEG…), as well as clinical document sharing (IHE XDS). Emmanuel was industry co-chair of IHE-Europe and DICOM Standards Committee.
Emmanuel joined b<>com and its Connected Healthcare lab in 2013, and has been eHealth Director since late 2014. He is co-chair of DICOM WG13 “Visible Light”.
|Scott Ferrero joined Sonic Imaging 10 years ago filling a newly created role of Operations Manager – IT. In this role he is responsible for setting and implementing Sonic Imaging’s IT strategy in consultation with ISEC, Sonic’s Imaging Executive Committee. Scott originally trained and worked as a radiographer in Queensland but in the years prior to joining Sonic Imaging he worked with the Queensland Government’s Health Department as a project manager designing, selecting and implementing various diagnostic imaging IT solutions including RIS and PACS systems. Scott is currently an active member of ADIA/RANZCR Joint Informatics Working Party and has been recently involved with the Australian Digital Health Agency project to upload Sonic Imaging results into My Health Record, the national digital health record.|
|Brad Genereaux is a passionate, engaged and experienced healthcare and medical imaging leader, through integration, innovation, and product management, working for Agfa HealthCare. His lifelong goal is to make healthcare better for patients and clinicians alike – to drive development and adoption of next-generation technologies and interoperability to improve outcomes, reduce costs, and enhance satisfaction, for all. Brad actively serves the industry as Industry Co-Chair for DICOM WG-27, Web Technologies, Co-Chair for DICOM WG-20 Integration of Imaging and Information Systems, and Co-Chair for HL7 Imaging Integration. He is a published author and seasoned speaker. Clinical analytics and informatics are key passions of his, brought on through breaking down data silos with interoperability standards. He is PMC-III and HL7 v3 certified. He has spent many years in hospital IT in Canada at both academic and rural sites and has led technical implementations of many different hospital systems (from HIS/EMR, LIS, RIS/PACS, nurse call, networks / telephony, web portals, and more).|
Noelene Herbert is an experienced Registered Nurse with over 20 years of service in Medical Inpatient and Emergency Nursing. Noelene commenced her career in digital innovation in 2015 as part of the integrated electronic medical record (ieMR) implementation in Metro South Hospitals as the Clinical Delivery Director.
The Digital Implementation at Metro South Hospitals began with the Princess Alexandra Hospital, and progressively rolled out to Logan, Beaudesert, Redland-Wynnum and QEII Hospitals. An essential part of the Clinical Delivery Director role is to ensure the safe integration of an electronic system into clinical practice which involves engagement with multidisciplinary teams and support through this clinical transformation to ensure quality patient outcomes. The implementation and delivery of digital hospitals across Metro South Health is the largest project of its kind in Australia. In addition, Metro South Hospital Health service is now the first Health Service in Australia to be fully digital for their patient records.
In recognition of Noelene’s expertise and quality work she is the recipient of several awards including: Queensland Health Excellence Awards (2016), Australian Healthcare Awards (2016,2017) and Queensland Premier’s Awards (2016, 2017).
|Mohannad Hussain is a software engineer and team lead at Agfa HealthCare focused on integrations and customizations. He is ecstatic about the advent of REST-based standards like DICOMweb and FHIR. Mohannad is also involved with the annual SIIM Hackathon (http://siim.org/hackathon), which is heavily focused on evangelizing the new standards and fostering cutting-edge innovation. His other passions include knowledge sharing and open-source software.|
|Corey leads Queensland Health digital architectural and governance practices. Corey is passionate about enabling consumers, clinicians and health administrators make enhanced decisions through the appropriate provision of information regardless of source or location.|
Corey has more years in general management and ICT than he wants to admit, across a range of sectors. Corey holds Master’s degrees in business and engineering disciplines, is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Project Management, and is an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Managers and Leaders.
Jeroen Medema is a Standardization Officer with Philips’ Intellectual Property and Standards department. Jeroen represents Philips on multiple DICOM working groups, and is currently the producer co-chair of the DICOM Standards Committee and two DICOM working groups, namely WG-29 on Education, Communication, and Outreach, and WG-31 on Conformance. He also represents DICOM on the JIC (Joint Initiative on SDO Global Health Informatics Standardization).
Jeroen graduated in Software Engineering in 1986, and has since held researcher, software developer, architect, and analyst roles in several domains as factory automation, consumer electronics, and telecommunication. He has worked on interoperability in medical imaging for over fifteen years, in product, verification, and standardization oriented departments.
The pronunciation of his Dutch forename is, in English, best approximated by ‘Yeroon’, but he does not mind when you call him Jerome either.
Kevin O’Donnell is a Senior R&D Manager for Connectivity, Standards & Integration at Canon Medical Research (formerly Toshiba Medical Research). He has been contributing to standards in medical imaging since before the turn of the century. Kevin is a past-cochair of the DICOM Standards Committee and the IHE Radiology Planning Committee and currently represents Canon Medical on technical and steering committees in DICOM, IHE and QIBA (imaging biomarkers). Always optimistic about the possibility of improving our healthcare systems, he has served as author/editor for many standard profiles and supplements.
Kevin graduated from the University of Waterloo and the University of British Columbia with degrees in engineering. He developed nuclear medicine software in Japan for 5 years before settling in the San Francisco area.
Antje Schroeder is currently working for Siemens Healthineers as a Technical Standards and Regulation Management officer. In this role she is representing Siemens Healthineers in various DICOM working groups as well as IHE Committees.After pursuing a PhD in Medical Computer Science at Heidelberg University (Germany) in a Cardiac Surgery Lab she started working for R2 Technology. As a software engineer she worked on the implementation of various DICOM services for the Mammography and CT Lung CAD products. Later on, working for Siemens Healthcare, she was a product manager focusing on interoperability features across multiple of their ultrasound scanners.
Over the course of the time she has been participating in various DICOM working groups, including DICOM WG 12 (Ultrasound), WG 15 (Mammography and CAD), WG 31 (Conformance) and recently becoming Co-Chair of WG 1 (Cardiology).
Elliot Silver is the Senior Analyst, Standards and Interoperability with Change Healthcare’s Imaging Workflow & Care Solutions business unit (formerly part of McKesson Corporation). Elliot represents Change Healthcare on multiple DICOM, IHE, and HL7 workgroups, and is currently co-chair of the joint DICOM WG-20 (Information Systems)/HL7 Imaging Integration work group, and co-chair of the IHE IT Infrastructure Domain’s Technical Committee.
Elliot has worked in medical imaging for over a dozen years, and as a software development professional for over 20 years. He has held software developer, team lead, process improvement, and analyst roles. He has also developed software for diverse industries such as factory automation, commercial printing, and computer security.
Elliot holds an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Victoria (Canada). When not travelling, he resides in beautiful Vancouver, Canada.
Lawrence Sim works for Health Support Queensland (HSQ) within Queensland Health as Director of the Radiology Informatics Support Unit. Lawrence holds a PhD in medical physics and previously worked as Director of Physical Sciences at Princess Alexandra Hospital before moving into the area of radiology informatics support in 1999 – first as manager of the PACS implementation team and then as Manager of PACS Support. Lawrence joined HSQ in 2008.
Lawrence’s professional experience complements his academic training and has supported development of expertise in the areas of medical physics, medical devices, PACS/RIS and technology planning to support clinical services provision.
His research interests include monitors for radiological image visualisation and diagnosis. His present focus is enterprise radiology informatics systems and how radiology informatics, as part of integrated health care record infrastructure, offers hospitals and health care networks improvement opportunities for cost/effective outcomes and quality health care delivery.
Daniel Stack is a senior PACS administrator for Sonichealthcare, where he provides PACS administrator services to all the Sonichealthcare radiology business’s in a complex enterprise PACS environment covering over 80 sites nationally. His duties include DICOM, HL7 integration, PACS server builds and deployment, external contract integration, doctor and local administrator training.
Daniel comes from a Military back ground with 20 years in the RAAF working on fast jets, F/A-18 hornet in a technical role. He left the military in 2005 with an associate diploma in Electrical Engineering – Communications. Daniel then trained in Japan with FUJIFILM Medical and worked in Australia as a senior engineer, installing and servicing radiology equipment at a national level. In 2008 Daniel started as a PACS administrator with Queensland X-Ray and moved to Sonichealth in 2016 the parent company to Queensland X-Ray to take on a national role PACS administrator role.
|Lisa Spellman is the General-Secretary for the Digital Communications in Medicine (DICOM) for the Medical Imaging Technology Association (MITA) providing strategic leadership and managing operational affairs for DICOM stakeholders worldwide. She has worked in international standards development for over 15 years and has worked directly with hundreds of SDOs, subject matter experts, vendors, health ministries, NGOs and other related entities in the development of consensus-based standards. She is the Education Chair for the Society for Standards Professionals (SES) and also serves on United States National Committee (USNC/ANSI) for Rules & Procedures and Finance Committees.|
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