Are you an Imaging Informatics Professional (or supporting staff) working in a healthcare facility or solution provider?

Did you miss the 2nd AnnualĀ International PACS Administrator Appreciation Day?

Fret not, mark your calenders, the 26th August 2011 is the 3rd annual International PACS Administrator Appreciation Day šŸ™‚

However, do come back to this site often as there are some new and interesting initiatives coming up!

 

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Posted by: Adam Chee | January 2, 2011

Ramblings: 2010 in review (By WordPress)

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meterā„¢ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,800 times in 2010. That’s about 7 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 2 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 16 posts. There were 3 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 395kb.

The busiest day of the year was August 27th with 580 views. The most popular post that day was PACSAdmin What?.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were linkedin.com, binaryhealthcare.wordpress.com, play.scavengrnet.com, obama-scandal-exposed.co.cc, and facebook.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for pacs administrator day, pacs admin day, fireworks clipart, pacs administrator appreciation day, and pacsadminday.com.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

  1. PACSAdmin What? April 2009
  2. Ambassadors April 2009
  3. ClubPACS May 2009
  4. About April 2009
  5. Partners April 2009

The day came, weĀ celebrated and got back to work recharged,Ā fulfilledĀ and motivated (at least for me šŸ™‚ )

Terry Vandehei received an e-card from his co-workers in IT (I want an e-card too!)

Bruno Bellotto, Shailendrakumar Jariwala, Eugene Pakman and David Brown send their congrats (on other portals, others left their messages here directly).Ā I know a couple of guys had miniĀ celebrationĀ parties last year (Michael Lunsford included) so I’m waiting to hear if there are any this year.

Edit:Ā Matt Granger (ourĀ Ambassador fromĀ California, USA) was ‘bestowed with offerings’ of Ā cake and a greetingĀ card from the hospital he worked for and most importantly, his request to upgrade all Ā PACS hardware was approved!Ā (read moreĀ here).

This web portal received over 600 unique visits on the 27th August 2010, again we received no corporate assistance from any major medical imaging equipment or solution provider etc, it’s all community driven (although I think we were a little laid back Ā this year)

For me, I happen to had a little gathering and we took photos (I uploaded a couple of themĀ here).

Just an F.Y.I. This photo has ‘representatives’ from 3 different imaging informatics solution providers.Ā If you have aĀ celebrationĀ photo, send it to us at Ā webmaster @ pacsadminday.com

Please do mark your calendars for the 26th August 2011 for the third Ā annual International PACS Administrator Appreciation DayĀ :)

Note: International PACS Administrator Appreciation DayĀ is for PACS Administrators (be it a radiologic technologist, an IT professional, a Biomedical Engineer, a Nurse or even Radiologists) Ā from around the world, and also all those involved in the support and management of medical imaging informatics (regardless of clinical discipline, solution providers).

Posted by: Adam Chee | October 6, 2009

Ramblings ClubPACS 2.0 is being shaped

Dear fellow Imaging Informatics Professionals,

Good news šŸ™‚

ClubPACS 2.0 has been initiated and is in the moment of being launched, the community portal is already ‘live’ and I urge you to rejoin the community (the url remains the same at www.ClubPACS.com.

P.S. If you previously run a ClubPACS Chapter or wishes to start a ClubPACS Chapter in your region / country, please drop me a post in ClubPACS’s dicussion forums.

I look forward to all of you wonderful people over at ClubPACS.com

Cheers
Adam Chee

Posted by: Adam Chee | September 1, 2009

We have 2 more Ambassadors

I’d like to welcome our 2 new ambassadors to the team,

  1. Hal M. Davis, PACS/RIS Administrator @ Baylor Medical Center at Garland, Texas (United States of America)
  2. Dawn Jakab-Cram, Imaging Informatics Manager @ Northeast Health System, Massachusetts, New England (United States of America)

Lets wish them all the best in raising the bar in the medical imaging informatics.

As anticipated, the day came, it came – 28th August 2009, the inaugural International PACS Administrator Appreciation Day.

A peer in the industry asked me what I did to celebrate this day of recognition, especially since I came up with the idea. Well, allow me to share with you what I planned and what actually happened.

I initially made plans to order a cake with the appropriate wordings (just a cake, no fancy party poppers or balloons, one step at a time kind of plan) and wanted to surprise my colleagues with the cake but it turns out, I had to attend some external meetings (plus there were some work that really needed my attention) so I ended up celebrating theĀ  inaugural International PACS Administrator Appreciation Day in meetings and (night) classes but do not get mistaken, I took a moment to congratulated myself and the people in the meeting (who work with health informatics in some ways) for the good work done for the industry and wished them a happy PACS Administrator Day. I did not forget to take pride in my profession just because I am ‘stuck’ with work.

I know David Brown, Imaging Informatics Manager @ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Greater Los Angeles Area (United States of America) had a little ‘party’ and went back to work, I know Matt Granger, PACS Administrator @ Woodland Healthcare, California (United States of America), took pride in the day and announced it to the world in his website and there are many more individuals that celebrated the PACS Administrator Appreciation day.

This web portal received close to 800 unique visits on the 28th August 2009 (well, 2 days if you factor in the time differences) and that’s pretty awesome for an initiative that off only 3 months ago, received no corporate assistance from any major medical imaging equipment or solution provider etc, its all community driven (and we have not fully extended into our community yet). Isn’t this just reflective our profession? We work in the background to ensure smooth operation and enabling what seems to be impossible at times.

So there you go, that was how I celebrated the inaugural International PACS Administrator Appreciation Day and I truly hoped that you – my fellow colleague in the medical imaging informatics profession, be it in a healthcare facility or a solution provider, had a wonderful PACS Administrator Appreciation Day.

If you have missed the celebration on the 28th August 2009 then mark your calenders for the 27th August 2010 for the second annual International PACS Administrator Appreciation Day šŸ™‚

P.S. And do visit this web portal frequent as there are other exciting plans in the making.

Are you an Imaging Informatics Professional (or supporting staff) working in a healthcare facility or solution provider?

Did you miss the inaugural International PACS Administrator Appreciation Day?

Fret not, mark your calenders, the 27th August 2010 is the 2nd annual International PACS Administrator Appreciation Day šŸ™‚

However, do come back to this site often as there are some new and interesting initiatives coming up!

Celeberation

Posted by: Adam Chee | August 5, 2009

We now have 10 (international) Ambassadors

As of this moment, we officially have a total of 10 (international) ambassadors for PACSAdminDay.com!

The two new volunteers are;

  • Geoff Brooks, PACS Administrator @ Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Illinois (United States of America)
  • Edward Wong, Radiographer (PACS Coordinator) @ Tuen Mun Hospital (Hong Kong)

Our 10 ambassadors span from 6 different countries (well, 7 if you include me) and I personally think that this is a great achievement given that this initiative was officially launch barely 4 months ago.

Are we moving into a global setting? Well 6 (or 7) countries is not exactly an entire planet but we are moving towards it. With ClubPACS being integrated, we are not only building a community to raise awareness and recognition for medical imaging informatics professionals (and related supporting staff) but also a community that shares and contribute knowledge, experiences – raising the bar in our profession.

Of course, there are some misses as well, we had to reject potential sponsors as we are not ‘ready’ yet and media interviews never took place as they are ‘forgotten’, but all these are not stopping us from reaching our goal of building a community for medical imaging informatics professionals, we will reach a level where ‘our voice’ will be make a difference.

As we speak, we have Jeff and John rebuilding the Milwaukee (USA) Chapter and Edward being task to setup the Hong Kong Chapter so we are moving (slowly but surely) and this community of practice is not mine alone, ClubPACS and International PACS Administrator Appreciation Day is yours as much as it is mine so if you would like to contributeĀ  in any way (or provide suggestions), please do take a step forward.

I’m doing my part for our profession, are you?

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