Michael Cannavo

Michael J. Cannavo is known industry-wide as the PACSman. After several decades as an independent PACS consultant, he worked as both a strategic accounts manager and solutions architect with two major PACS vendors. He has now made it back safely from the dark side and is sharing his observations on AuntMinnie.com.

His healthcare consulting services for end users include PACS optimization services, system upgrade and proposal reviews, contract reviews, and other areas. The PACSman is also working with imaging and IT vendors developing market-focused messaging as well as sales training programs. He can be reached at pacsman@ix.netcom.com or by phone at 407-359-0191.

Articles by this author
The 2022 PACSman Awards: The RSNA and WWII
December 1, 2022 -- Imaging industry consultant Michael J. Cannavo, aka the PACSman, may not have made it to Chicago this year for RSNA 2022. Fortunately, he was still able to produce his popular PACSman awards for the meeting.  Discuss
The PACSMan Pontificates: RSNA 2022 -- Should I stay or should I go?
November 27, 2022 -- Imaging industry consultant Michael J. Cannavo, aka the PACSman, is attending RSNA 2022 virtually this year. He shares his thoughts on the pros and cons of virtual versus in-person attendance.  Discuss
The PACSman Pontificates: Ch-ch-ch-ch changes
October 3, 2022 -- When thinking about replacing a PACS or enterprise imaging system, oftentimes the existing vendor is never seriously considered. But maybe they should be, according to the PACSman, Michael J. Cannavo.  Discuss
The PACSman Pontificates: Webinars, bobbleheads, and AI
September 23, 2022 -- What do webinars, bobbleheads, and artificial intelligence have in common? The PACSman --Michael J. Cannavo -- offers some thoughts.  Discuss
The PACSman Pontificates: Anything you can do I can do better
August 12, 2022 -- The PACSman -- Michael J. Cannavo -- doesn't really hate artificial intelligence (AI), although he gets that question all the time. In a new column, Mike explains why he's still skeptical about the role of AI in radiology.  Discuss
The PACSman Pontificates: Pit bull and the PACSman
June 28, 2022 -- How is the PACS purchasing process like politics? Imaging industry consultant Michael J. Cannavo -- aka the PACSman -- offers some thoughts in the latest installment of The PACSman Pontificates.  Discuss
The PACSman Pontificates: Reflections on SIIM 2022
June 20, 2022 -- Imaging industry consultant Michael J. Cannavo -- aka the PACSman -- shares his thoughts on the recent annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) in Orlando, FL.  Discuss
The PACSman Pontificates: Stop making sense
April 25, 2022 -- The market for artificial intelligence (AI) software for radiology applications remains red-hot. But how likely are AI companies to show a return on investment in the near future? The PACSman -- Michael J. Cannavo -- has his doubts.  Discuss
HIMSS unmasked: Random observations from Orlando
March 22, 2022 -- With rates of COVID-19 declining rapidly around the country, this year's meeting of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) was a largely maskless affair. Imaging industry consultant Michael J. Cannavo -- aka the PACSman -- offers some thoughts on the meeting in Orlando.  Discuss
The PACSman Pontificates: Part 1, An introduction
March 11, 2022 -- Consultant Michael J. Cannavo introduces his new blog, the PACSMan Pontificates, and gives a sneak preview of what to expect in coming editions.  Discuss