AHRA Announces the Imaging Innovation Council (IIC)

IICSudbury, MA, August 27, 2020 -- AHRA: The Association for Medical Imaging Management has formed the Imaging Innovation Council (IIC), developed to unify the voices of AHRA members and corporate stakeholders through consistent dialogue and collaboration. This entity of problem solvers and visionary leaders will pursue and promote innovative ideas and programs that address the gaps and opportunities within the imaging community.

“The Imaging Innovation Council is a unique forum that brings together multi-disciplinary thought-leaders to advance the imaging field through research, dialogue, and engagement,” said Rich Dewit, VP, Sales & Marketing, Bayer Radiology. “The IIC is focused on understanding the real challenges that imaging professionals are facing, and through collaboration of AHRA and corporate members, our primary goal is to develop innovative ideas that can lead to actionable outcomes and create a positive impact on the imaging community and, ultimately, patient care.”

The IIC hosted its first meeting on July 23, 2020 where conversation centered upon the evolving imaging business model, AI, and the patient journey. The Council also held a panel at the AHRA Annual Meeting to provide a preview into the discourse and thoughts of IIC representatives.

The Council, chaired by Rich Dewit, is comprised of eleven innovative, imaging leaders. The Founding Members of the Imaging Innovation Council include:

Jacqui Rose
AHRA President
Director of Medical Imaging, Telecommunications, IT, & Lab, Premier Health - UVMC & MVHN

Chris Tomlinson
AHRA Past President
Enterprise Vice President, Radiology/ Imaging, Clinical Lab & Pathology, Emergency & Hospital Medicine Service Lines, Jefferson Health

Terry Bucknall
AHRA Education Foundation Chair

Rich Dewit
IIC Chair
Head of US Sales & Marketing, Bayer Radiology

Kimberly Evans
Vice President of Imaging, ChristianaCare

David Fox
Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Baxter Regional Medical Center

Karen Holzberger
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Diagnostic Solutions, Nuance

Jason Newmark
Vice President of Diagnostic Services, Baystate Medical Center

Darren Selsky
Franchise Leader & Senior Director, Global Marketing, Hologic, Inc.

Martin Silverman
Vice President & General Manager, Northeast Zone, Siemens Healthineers

Jason Theadore
Chief Executive Officer, Banner Imaging

About AHRA: The Association for Medical Imaging Management
AHRA is the professional organization representing management at all levels of hospital imaging departments, freestanding imaging centers, and group practices. Founded in 1973, AHRA’s 5,000+ members reach across the country and around the world. AHRA offers a complete slate of professional development programs, including a comprehensive selection of educational conferences and seminars, networking opportunities, award winning publications, and the Certified Radiology Administrator (CRA) credential. More details about AHRA are available at www.ahra.org.

About AHRA Education Foundation
The AHRA Education Foundation (EF), in cooperation with the AHRA, obtains and provides resources to enhance the effectiveness of imaging and healthcare disciplines. Since its inception in 1990 as a separate but related entity, the EF has raised millions of dollars and created multiple programs, projects, products, and services specifically designed to promote ongoing applied management education for imaging leaders. As the healthcare market continues to change, the EF will continue to support the AHRA and its mission by every means possible.

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