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Editor's e-Note
In a couple of weeks, the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine will kick off its annual meeting. From the looks of the program schedule, there will be plenty of sessions to whet the digital appetite of any informaticist. For those who won’t be there (or those who want a sneak peek), we’ve highlighted some of the sessions that sound interesting in this month’s E-News Exclusive.

— Dave Yeager, editor
e-News Exclusive
What’s Happening at SIIM 2016

The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) will hold its annual meeting at the end of this month in Portland, Oregon. As in years past, educational sessions at the conference will be as diverse as the field itself.

The show kicks off on June 29 with an opening session (8:30-9:30 AM) titled “The Race for the Care — Leveraging Innovation to Drive Patient Centered Care,” which will be presented by Rasu B. Shrestha, MD, MBA, chief innovation officer at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and executive vice president of UPMC Enterprises. According to information provided by SIIM, the session will focus on the changes and challenges that face radiology today and how those in the field must adapt to “enable the very basic elements of patient-centered care: the free flow of data, a team approach to care, better communication, and care that is personal and empathic.”

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