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 contribute  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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Posted by: Adam Chee | June 25, 2009

Ambassador for the Philippines

From the Republic of the Philippines, we have Bryan Chua of Bullseye Solutions joining our team of Ambassadors for PACSAdminDay.com

With Bryan joining our clause in raising the awareness on the importance of medical imaging informatics forthe Philippines, we can expect to see more exciting developments in this culture rich country.

Let us welcome Bryan Chua 🙂

Cheers

Dear fellow Medical Imaging Professionals,

As some of you might have noticed, the URL of http://www.ClubPACS.com is directed to the same portal as http://www.PACSAdminDay.com

Don’t worry, there is no DNS mixed up nor any bugs anywhere.

In view of time and resources constraints, Dr Paul Nagy ‘retired’ ClubPACS back in late 2008 / early 2009. As some of you might know, I was the Singapore Chapter’s representative of ClubPACS and (with Dr Nagy’s blessing) I took over the ownership of www.ClubPacs.com on April 7 2009.

So what’s going to happen to ClubPACS? Well, the ideal scenario would be to rebuild the community together but such great endeavors are never easy, so I encourage all previous community participants and volunteers of ClubPACS to join me in this journey (Contact me here).

Let’s celebrate our profession and lead the profession to the next level.

Posted by: Adam Chee | May 11, 2009

Let us welcome Matt Granger

 

*Drums roll*
Ladies and Gentlemen, let us put our hands together for Matt Granger,PACS Administrator at Woodland Healthcare,
ay I present to you Dr Kashif , Sr. Coordinator IT and Digitization at Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan, as a new addition to the team of Ambassadors forPACSAdminDay.com
Again, I welcome all interested individuals to join us as an Ambassador and  represent your local region or country. Remember, this day belongs to all PACS Administrators and those who plays a role in PACS support and management (be it from the hospital team or a solution provider), irregardless of where you are located.
It is your day of glory as much as it is mine, so join us and celebrate our profession.

*Drums roll*

Ladies and Gentlemen, let us put our hands together for Matt Granger, PACS Administrator at Woodland Healthcare, California (USA)  as a new addition to the team of Ambassadors for PACSAdminDay.com

We are building a rather strong team of ambassadors and I’m sure the team will be able to help bring awareness not only to our profession but also help lead the race in raising the bar.

Let us all look forward to this journey.

Cheers

Posted by: Adam Chee | May 4, 2009

Updates: Our 6th Ambassador

Ladies and Gentlemen,

May I present to you Dr Kashif , Sr. Coordinator IT and Digitization at Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan, as a new addition to the team of Ambassadors for PACSAdminDay.com

Again, I welcome all interested individuals to join us as an Ambassador and  represent your local region or country. Remember, this day belongs to all PACS Administrators and those who plays a role in PACS support and management (be it from the hospital team or a solution provider), irregardless of where you are located.

It is your day of glory as much as it is mine, so join us and celebrate our profession.

Posted by: Adam Chee | April 18, 2009

Updates: We have 5 new Ambassadors

Ladies and Gentlemen,

May I present to you, 5 individuals who have joined us as an Ambassador to the International PACS Administrator Appreciation Day. The new ambassadors are (in no particular order)

  1. Leslie Beidleman,PACS Administrator @ Mercy Health Partners, Toledo, Ohio Area (United States of Amercia)
  2. David Brown, Imaging Informatics Manager @ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Greater Los Angeles Area (United States of Amercia)
  3. John Steinbrenner, Manager (PACS/RIS Administration) @ Columbia St. Mary’s, Greater Milwaukee Area (United States of Amercia)
  4. Puneet Pantane, IITS @ GE Healthcare, Bombay Area (India)
  5. Ronald Li, IT Manager @ Imaging Partners Online. Sydney Area (Australia)

I thank all the above gentlemen and I welcome all interested individuals to join us as a PACSAdminDay.com Ambassador and  represent your local region or country. Remember, this day belongs to all PACS Administrators and those who plays a role in PACS support and management (be it from the hospital team or a solution provider), irregardless of where you are located.

It is your day of glory as much as it is mine, so join us and celebrate our profession.

Posted by: Adam Chee | April 18, 2009

Updates: Linkedin Group

Dear fellow PACS Administrators and support staff,

On hindsight, I’ve created a Linkedin Group to enable congregation of fellow professionals (which makes sense) to not only help ‘raise awareness’ about International PACS Administrator Appreciation Day but also as a networking avenue.

So all fellow Linkedin users, please kindly join the International PACS Administrator Appreciation Day Linkedin Group here.

Cheers.

Posted by: Adam Chee | April 15, 2009

Official Launch

Introducing International PACS Administrator Day

 

To all professionals working with medical imaging, please update your calendars for the 28th August 2009 (last Friday of August), it’s the inaugural International PACS Administrator Appreciation Day!

 

Inspired by the World Radiographer Day (for radiologic technologists) and Systems Administration Day (for IT Professionals), Medical Imaging Informatics Professional (aka PACS Administrator) now have a day of celebration of their own, the International PACS Administrator Appreciation Day– the first such celebration for healthcare informatics professional in the world.

 

PACS Administrators are the ones who keeps your PACS system operational, fixing broken studies, ensuring images load within three seconds upon clicking ‘ok’, enforcing data and image integrity, ensuring that your PACS system is healthy, safe, secure and efficient . Consider all the daunting tasks and long hours and weekends your PACS Administrator spends (for system upgrades and maintenance etc etc etc).

 

A PACS Administrator is like a Train Station Master, you only notice them when things are not working (and ignoring their presence when they keep things in order).

 

And let’s be frank, PACS Administrators get no acknowledge 364 days a year, so lets pay homage to these great men (and women) on this very special day, let’s showered them with expensive sports cars and large piles of cash in appreciation of their diligent work. But seriously, secretaries get flowers and cake on their day, why not give your PACS Administrator a nice gift as a token of appreciation and acknowledgement on the 28th August 2009?

 

Show your appreciation. Spread the word.

 

To learn more about International PACS Administrator Appreciation Day, go to http://www.PACSAdminDay.com

Posted by: Adam Chee | April 8, 2009

Welcome

Dear fellow reader,

We are in the midst of launching the official International PACS Administrator Appreciation Day so stay tune to find out more.

If you are interested in getting involved, do send us an email at webmaster @ pacsadminday.com

Stay tune!

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