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Our current PARCA advisory board members are:

Herman Oosterwijk, MS, MBA
Herman has close to 20 years experience in the PACS field both working for vendors (Philips, AT&T and Kodak) and as a consultant/trainer being the principal for the OTech, Inc. Health Care Technology Consulting firm. He has published extensively in many publications, wrote the most popular textbooks on PACS and DICOM, and speaks at many conferences around the world on the subject of PACS. He actively participates in both the DICOM and HL7 standardization effort and is part of the adjunct faculty at the University of North Texas. Herman brings to PARCA his knowledge on the PACS subject matter, specializing in the connectivity aspects, in addition to his experience teaching on the subject both academically as commercially.

Edward M. Smith, ScD, FACNP
Edward is Professor at the Department of Imaging Sciences of the University of Rochester Medical Center. Ed has been involved with PACS for many years both from a user and consultant perspective. He has published and taught extensively about this subject. Ed is also the program and course director of the many PACS meetings held every year in San Antonio. Because of his broad experience and involvement with the PACS field, Ed is an excellent contributor to PARCA.


John Anthony Carrino, M.D., M.P.H.
John is an Associate Professor of Radiology and Orthopaedic Surgery at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland and Section Chief of Musculoskeletal Radiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He has a long history of involvement in medical imaging informatics. He directed the deployment of one of the first large scale enterprise-wide U.S. military PACS known as the MDIS (Medical Diagnostic Imaging Support) project. He has worked with clinical decision support systems at Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women's Hospital. He currently acts as the director of the Faculty IT advisory committee in the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science at Hopkins. He has strong interests in musculsokeletal diagnostic imaging, image guided therapy (IGT), medical informatics, and health services research. Current areas of interest include image quality, decision support, information system integration and Research PACS. Dr. Carrino is an active participant in numerous medical societies related to musculoskeletal imaging, interventional radiology, MRI and informatics. He was a board member and served on numerous committees for SIIM (Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine). He is one of the representatives of the American College of Radiology (ACR) to the DICOM standards committee and has long participated in the base standard working group (WG6). He currently is also a board member of PARCA (PACS Administrators Registry and Certification Association). He has given invited lectures on the operational aspects of PACS and DICOM at numerous conferences. Dr. Carrino has written numerous scientific and review papers on musculoskeletal imaging, image guided intervention and informatics.

New Exam
We are now offering a new exam, Certified DICOM Integration Professional (CDIP).
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