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Cheryl Proval
Vice President, Executive Editor, Radiology Business
Cheryl began her career in journalism when Wite-Out was a relatively new technology. During the past 16 years, she has covered radiology and followed developments in healthcare policy. She holds a BA in History from the University of Delaware and likes nothing better than a good story, well told.
 - Cheryl Proval

A recent study of PACS-EHR integration—or the lack thereof—hit a nerve. In a survey of the members of the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments, just 47 percent of respondents reported that their PACS had been integrated with the EMR.

 - Cheryl Proval

My 85-year-old mother volunteers as an intake person at a free clinic, but her high school Spanish is long gone. This week, she found herself on duty without an interpreter and was amazed when a much younger volunteer pulled her smart phone from her pocket, spoke a question into it, and out came the question in Spanish.  The app performed the inverse function for the Spanish-speaking gentleman, and voilà, the registration ensued.

 - Cheryl Proval

Back in the heyday of the space program, in the era of Neil Armstrong and Apollo, there were tears and cheers with each milestone reached, and none was felt or heralded more widely than Armstrong’s first step on the dusty orb that is our moon.

 - Kevin W. McEnery, MD

Give it up, buy in and figure it out. In short, that was the message from Kevin McEnery, MD, to his fellow informaticists at the recent meeting of the SIIM, Inner Harbor, Maryland.

 - Roy Rosin, MBA, Chief Innovation Officer, Penn Medicine

When Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced an aggressive timeline for the transition from volume- to value-based payment earlier this year, it was the equivalent of reading healthcare the riot act: The status quo in healthcare is now the enemy.

 - Jan Oldenburg

Jan Oldenburg, senior manager in Ernst and Young’s healthcare practice, had come to the annual meeting of the Health Information and Management Systems Society in Orlando, Fla., to deliver a lecture on “What Do Consumers Really Want from Personal Health IT?”

 - Cheryl Proval

Our era is information-rich beyond any time before it, and certainly beyond the ability of anyone to retain and process.

 - Lincoln Berland, MD

Recognizing the explosion in clinical factors affecting the outcome and diagnosis of disease, Lincoln Berland, MD, played an instrumental role in the development of clinical criteria beginning in 2006. As then-chair of the ACR Abdominal Imaging Committee, and with the support of the ACR, he organized the ACR Incidental Findings Committee.