Primo tapped again for MITA committee

Siemens Healthcare executive Henri "Rik" Primo has been re-elected to chair the Medical Imaging Informatics (MII) section of the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA).

As MII chairman, Primo will oversee several MITA workgroups that are focused on providing standards guidance and recommendations related to healthcare IT reform measures under way across the U.S. healthcare system. A particular area of focus for MII will be facilitating the inclusion of medical imaging data into the U.S. Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN).

MII will also recommend to the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator and the National Institute of Standards and Technology that the NHIN incorporate widely accepted medical IT standards and integration profiles, such as DICOM, HL7, and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise, which MII helped to develop.

This is Primo's fifth consecutive year as chair of the committee, according to the Malvern, PA, company.

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