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Live from HIMSS: Talking Imaging Informatics with Dr. Rasu Shrestha

February 23, 2012
by Gabriel Perna
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A chat with a leading authority on imaging informatics on some of the issues facing the industry

In this podcast, Assistant Editor Gabe Perna talks with Dr. Rasu Shrestha, M.D., vice president of Medical Information Technology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) live from the HIMSS12 conference in Las Vegas. Dr. Shrestha is also the medical director of Interoperability and Imaging informatics and the chief of the radiology informatics division at UPMC and has a wealth of knowledge on the issues facing providers when it comes to creating an enterprise wide image repository.

In the interview, Dr. Shrestha talks about the evolution of imaging systems in hospitals, the current needs of providers when it comes to image storage management, why he doesn’t like the term vendor neutral archive and UPMC’s own solution,  SingleView.  SingleView federates multiple imaging archives (UPMC has 12 PACS systems in radiology alone) into a more “patient-centric” view, where all of their images are pulled together in one place. To start off the interview, Dr. Shrestha talked about the evolution in the imaging space.

For more on imaging informatics and the enterprise, check out our upcoming March tech trends issue featuring an article with insight from Dr. Shrestha and other leaders in the space. For more coverage of HIMSS12 please continue to visit