American College of Radiology (ACR), the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), and the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) release standards

Newly-revised ACR-AAPM-SIIM Technical Standards includes CIIP qualification

November 8, 2012 — The newly-revised ACR-AAPM-SIIM Technical Standards for Electronic Practice of Medical Imaging include CIIP certification through The American Board of Imaging Informatics (ABII) as a demonstration of competency to practice as an imaging informatics professional. Now part of ACR-AAPM-SIIM Technical Standards and found under Qualifications and Responsibilities of Personnel – Imaging Informatics Professional, the standard reads as follows:

“A Qualified Imaging Informatics Professional is an individual who is competent to practice independently in the [areas of informatics listed above] and discussed in the section on Informatics Workflow. He or she should have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent, and continuing education and experience in imaging informatics to demonstrate that an individual is competent to practice as an Imaging Informatics Professional. Certification through the American Board of Imaging Informatics (ABII) can be used as validation of an individual’s qualification as a Qualified Imaging Informatics Professional.”

According to the ACR’s website, “each practice guideline and technical standard, representing a policy statement by the College, has undergone a thorough consensus process in which it has been subjected to extensive review, requiring the approval of the Commission on Quality and Safety as well as the ACR Board of Chancellors, the ACR Council Steering Committee, and the ACR Council.”

Individuals who earn certification through ABII are awarded the designation “CIIP” meaning “Certified Imaging Informatics Professional.” This qualification is now recognized by ACR through the Technical Standards.