SIIM announces educational efforts, new web pages

January 28, 2008

The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine has expanded its educational efforts in imaging informatics, offering more resources to aid preparation for the American Board of Imaging Informatics certification examination for imaging informatics professionals.

The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine has expanded its educational efforts in imaging informatics, offering more resources to aid preparation for the American Board of Imaging Informatics certification examination for imaging informatics professionals.

The launch in 2007 of the ABII IIP certification exam highlighted the need for educational resources and study materials for imaging informatics professionals and, more important, the need to build the body of knowledge for the emerging imaging informatics profession, according to SIIM spokesperson Caroline Wilson.

The society has established an educational advisory network and has developed educational courses and materials. The SIIM board of directors has approved and released a position statement on IIP education and ABII certification.

SIIM and the collaborative educational advisory network team completed educational learning objectives for each of the 10 domains of the ABII test content outline for the certification exam, Wilson said. In the next year, the network will increase the amount of information about each domain as part of educational efforts.

The society's new Imaging Informatics Professional section on the SIIM website features subsections for IIP news and education, ABI certification, FAQs, and communications with the society.