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,” says Rich Dewit, vice president, sales and 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, where conversation centered upon the evolving imaging business model, artificial intelligence, 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 11 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
CEO, Banner Imaging