ABII Seeks, Receives Industry Endorsements
Industry partners stand behind the value of certification

(May 17, 2012) – Six medical imaging and informatics partners have signed on to launch the American Board of Imaging Informatics’ (ABII) Excellence in Imaging Informatics Partnership – an endorsement program established to generate awareness and promote high quality standards for professionals employed in imaging informatics.

AcuTech Solutions, Fuji, PACSGEAR, Philips, Siemens, and Vital Images recognize and stand behind ABII’s role in identifying qualified personnel for the performance of system administration of imaging informatics implementations and management in healthcare.

ABII created and manages the Imaging Informatics Professional (IIP) certification program and awards the Certified Imaging Informatics Professional (CIIP) designation to qualified candidates. The certification currently has over 750 Diplomates, and is sponsored by The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) and The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

“CIIPs play a critical role in ensuring a successful enterprise PACS deployment in at least three ways,” says Paul Nagy, Ph.D., CIIP, chair of ABII’s Board of Trustees. “The first is that the CIIP can bridge the cultural barrier between IT professionals and clinical staff. They can communicate clearly with physicians, nurses, and technologists in understanding real clinical workflow and usability. The second is that CIIPs understands the specific standards and technology related to imaging informatics such as DICOM and medical grade monitors. And third, CIIPs are true knowledge professionals building peer networks and are on a life-long learning track of continuing education to ensure they are always implementing best practices in the ever-evolving healthcare field.”

To learn more about ABII’s Excellence in Imaging Informatics Partnership program, contact info@ABII.org.