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
PACS still a bridesmaid at HIMSS
February 27, 2004 -- ORLANDO, FL - Despite explosive growth in the radiology market and extensive discussions about electronic health records (EHR) and enterprise-wide clinical systems integration, PACS technology remained elusive at the 2004 edition of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society meeting.  Discuss
The year of the Uni-PACS: A view from the RSNA floor
December 11, 2003 -- Hospitals looking for PACS at this year's RSNA meeting found that most of the products have morphed into one another, becoming less and less unique and more of a commodity. This transformation made the search for the right PACS vendor even more daunting.  Discuss
The PACSman's opinionated view from RSNA 2003
December 4, 2003 -- CHICAGO - PACSman Michael J. Cannavo shares his thoughts on the RSNA 2003 show and doles out his PACSman awards to the worthy -- or not so worthy -- PACS vendors.  Discuss
Working through the politics of PACS
June 5, 2003 -- It's not well known, but most institutions choose their PACS vendor well in advance of the purchasing process. According to PACSpert Michael Cannavo, politics always rears its ugly head in PACS decisions, but by managing the situation you can minimize the impact.