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
Practical Considerations of AI: Part 5 -- Reality check
July 25, 2019 -- In part 5 of his Practical Considerations of AI series, PACSman Michael J. Cannavo offers a reality check on the current state of the market for radiology artificial intelligence (AI) technology and shares his thoughts on how vendors can stand out in the crowded marketplace.  Discuss
How to fix an underperforming or 'broken' PACS
July 17, 2019 -- Breakups between PACS customers and their vendors can be messy and are often best avoided. In this column, PACSman Michael J. Cannavo offers tips on how healthcare institutions can ensure their PACS performs the way they need -- without having to end the relationship with their PACS provider.  Discuss
Practical Considerations of AI: Part 4 -- Adoption
June 19, 2019 -- PACSman Michael J. Cannavo explores some potential applications for artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology and offers advice on how institutions can get started on the path to implementing the technology in part 4 of his Practical Considerations of AI series.  Discuss
Practical Considerations of AI: Part 3 -- More AI issues
April 29, 2019 -- Will artificial intelligence (AI) provide better patient care? Almost certainly. Improve radiologist productivity? Without a doubt. But key aspects of AI need to be sorted out, according to part 3 of our series on practical considerations of AI by the PACSman, Michael J. Cannavo.  Discuss
Practical Considerations of AI: Part 2 -- ROI variables
March 27, 2019 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) has generated much excitement and hype in radiology, but there are crucial real-world issues that will affect the adoption of the technology. In the second part of this new series, consultant Michael J. Cannavo -- the PACSman -- explores factors that could affect return on investment (ROI).  Discuss
Practical Considerations of AI: Part 1 -- Paying for AI
March 13, 2019 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) has generated much excitement and hype in radiology, but there are crucial real-world issues that will affect adoption of the technology. In the first of a new series of articles, consultant Michael J. Cannavo -- the PACSman -- delves into the all-important money matters.  Discuss
PACS at HIMSS: Changes in attitudes, changes in latitudes
February 22, 2019 -- Why would anyone in radiology go to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual meeting to look at PACS? Well, you really don't need to, but since you're already there, you might as well take a peek. Our intrepid contributor Michael J. Cannavo -- the PACSman -- visited HIMSS 2019 in Orlando, FL, and filed this report.  Discuss
The 2018 PACSman Awards: I'm on fire!
November 29, 2018 -- CHICAGO - It wouldn't be RSNA without the PACSman Awards from the one and only PACSman, Michael J. Cannavo. In the 2018 edition of the awards, Mike takes aim at the marketing triumphs and tragedies found on the exhibit floor of RSNA 2018.  Discuss
The PACSman eyes the AI revolution
November 28, 2018 -- CHICAGO - The revolution in artificial intelligence (AI) is here, with even more AI technology on display at RSNA 2018 than at last year's meeting. But there's plenty of hype around AI in the halls of McCormick Place -- and that hasn't escaped the critical eye of Michael J. Cannavo, aka the PACSman.  Discuss
Straight Talk From the PACSman: Here for the funeral?
July 18, 2018 -- Few would debate that vendor-neutral archives and enterprise viewers are a much larger part of today's landscape than they were five years ago; however, more traditional PACS are still very much alive and kicking -- though undoubtedly older and with a few more gray hairs, says PACS consultant Michael J. Cannavo in his latest article.  Discuss