Happy to share another very interesting HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging Community Collaborative White Paper.
This White Paper outlines the benefits of standardized DICOM fields for appropriate anatomical and other clinically relevant metadata. Some very thoughtful recommendations and opportunities for future standardization in enterprise imaging.
If you don’t find the time to read it, this quote is the key:
“As practitioners in the field of enterprise imaging, which impacts nearly every clinical service line, we recognize a need for the use of standardized medical terminology for procedures, anatomy, acquisition method, and related concepts. Such standardization will enable interoperability, enhance care coordination, security, patient safety and privacy, advanced analytics, and artificial intelligence.”