ICE webinars started 2021 with “Essentials of Imaging Informatics” presented by Kenneth Fazzino, Senior Director of Envision Physician Services. Fazzino discussed the imaging informatics subspecialty of radiology that is designed to improve the efficiency, accuracy and reliability of radiologic services within the medical enterprise.
Essentially every aspect of a radiologist’s workday involves some form of communication: calling a colleague for patient history, reviewing images with a clinician, teaching a trainee, producing reports and justifying an examination to a third-party payer. As leaders of clinical teams navigating the impact and language of IT projects can be daunting. All of these events fall under the purview of imaging informatics and, all of them, along with image interpretation itself, can become more efficient with the proper tools. The webinar provided a general knowledge of imaging informatics to help attendees succeed.
In his presentation, Fazzino taught attendees how to:
- Identify and discuss the basics of imaging informatics
- Identify and discuss the relevance of radiology initiatives
- Discuss and identify the patient experience
- Discuss and identify the physician experience
- Discuss and identify the administrator expectations
- Obtain general knowledge of relevant terminology
- Understand how IT interacts with billing elements
- Identify recent and upcoming IT tools
The webinar was a hit with a 4.3 rating on a 5-point scale with 5 being the best possible score. The first webinar of 2021 drew 35 attendees that included an imaging director, MRI technologist, diagnostic imaging manager, interim radiology director, Siemens lead engineer and trainer, director of imaging, radiology supervisor/PACS administrator and more.
In a post-webinar survey, attendees provided additional feedback. The survey included the question, “Overall, how satisfied were you with today’s webinar?”
“Ken is an excellent speaker and I learned a lot from this presentation,” shared J. LeRose, interim director, radiology.
“Hoping to attend many more in the near future as the info shared was very informational,” said M. Santamaria, accounts relationship manager.
“Information applicable to my role and new radiology equipment planning,” said P. Slemp Sr. contract administrator, capital planning.
For more information, including recordings of previous webinars and a schedule of upcoming presentations, visit ICEwebinars.Live.