Siemens director Primo re-elected as MITA imaging informatics chair
Siemens Healthcare announced yesterday that Henri "Rik" Primo, director of marketing and strategic relationships, image and knowledge management, has been re-elected as chair of the medical imaging informatics (MII) section of the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA).

According to Siemens, in his fifth consecutive year as MII chairman, Primo will oversee several MITA workgroups focused on providing standards guidance and recommendations related to the ongoing health IT reform measures underway in the U.S. healthcare system.

MII plans to facilitate the inclusion of medical data into the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) and, according to Primo, recommend to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the National Institutes of Standards and Technology  that the NHIN incorporate medical IT standards and integration profiles, such as DICOM, HL-7 and IHE, which MII helped to develop.

As MII chairman, Primo also will continue serving on MITA’s board of directors.