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Tuesdays with Watson Health Imaging

Your complimentary webinar series, providing education and training, on the solutions you use every day.

New for 2022
  • Earn continuing education credits for attending select sessions throughout the year (live sessions only)
  • Simplified registration; register once for an entire series versus individual session registration (Merge Unity sessions are an exception due to the frequency of the schedule)
  • Enhanced communication regarding our products, services and roadmaps 
Schedule:
*ARRT/ASRT Category A CE credit is pending approval by the AHRA/ASRT 
** Approved for one ARRT/ASRT Category A CE credit(s) by the AHRA/ASRT
Click on a date below to access the course description and register. To access recordings of previous sessions, visit the IBM Watson Health Community
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Radiology Interoperability Cardiology
Merge PACS Merge Unity Merge RIS,  Dashboards &  MDM IBM iConnect
Enterprise Archive
IBM iConnect
Access
Merge Cardio Merge Hemo
Jan 1/4
No Session
1/4
No Session
1/18
Merge Dashboards: Managing External Data
1/11
Storage Options for the Enterprise Archive
1/25
IBM iConnect Access Identity Provider
1/18
Cardio Focused EA Web Overview
1/25
PDM Troubleshooting and Testing
Feb 2/1
*Hanging Protocols - DICOM Rules
2/1
Unity Unite Recap
2/15
MDM: Building and Operationalizing Worklists
2/8
Exceptions Bin Management – EA Web
2/22
Overview & Demo: IBM iConnect Access and Image Sharing
2/15
Merge Cardio:  Review of Recent Releases
2/22
*Integrated FFR
Mar 3/1
Introduction to IWOW & Patient Synopsis
3/1
MModal Tips & Tricks    
3/15
Order Validation
3/8
EA 14 Cloud Architecture
3/22
*Viewer Innovation
3/15
Volume Management
3/29
Charge Codes: Creating and Attaching to Procedures or Inventory
Apr 4/5
AI Orchestration: The Next Wave in AI Adoption and Scale
4/5
CS (Customer Supplied) Workstation Installation
4/19
Configuring Merge RIS to Use Edge in IE 11 Compatibility Mode
4/12
Router Rule Configuration - EA Web
4/26
IBM iConnect Access: Basic Troubleshooting 
4/19
Licensing
4/26
Understanding Heart Rate Detection and How to Correct Issues
May
5/3
*Worklist Blocks: Set Up and Use
No Session
5/17
Merge Dashboards: Using Joins
5/10
How to Prepare for a Data Migration
5/24
*Review of the Enterprise and Universal Viewers
5/17
*What's New in v8.0 Report Knowledge Bases
5/31
Inventory Review
Jun 6/7
Security Best Practices
6/7
Merge Unity: Latest Release & Roadmap Review
6/21
Unknown Physician
6/14
*IBM iConnect Enterprise Archive: Recent Releases &  Roadmap Review
6/28
Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing (XDS)
6/21
Merge Monitoring
6/28
Department Overview: Configuration and Use
Jul 7/5
Building Hanging Protocols for Mammography
7/5
Compression Logic/Basics of Compression  
7/19
Global Settings In Depth
7/12
DICOM Manager
7/26
Care Advisor for Prostate
7/19
Merge Cardio: Roadmap Review
7/26
*Hemodynamic Review 
Aug 8/2
*Merge PACS: Roadmap Review
No Session
8/16
Merge Dashboards: Building a Dashboard
8/9
*Cloud Education
8/23
Back-end Workflow for Data Transmission
8/16
Structured Reporting: All Modalities
8/30
Hemo Record Station System Maintenance
Sep 9/6
Merge PACS Integration with iCEA MPI
9/6
*PACS Admin Basics
9/20
Appropriate Use Criteria
9/13
Topic Pending
9/27
*Administrative Features
9/20
Support Upgrades
9/27
Merge Hemo: Roadmap Review
Oct 10/4
IWOW: Creating and Using Worklists
10/4
*Merge Unity: Hanging Protocols and Reading Preferences
10/18
MDM: DICOM Distribution 
10/11
Data Reconciliation Tool - EA Web
10/25
*IBM iConnect Access: v10.0 Overview & Roadmap Review
10/18
How to Modify Patient Information in Merge Cardio
10/25
Manual Study Creation
Nov 11/1
*Creating, Editing & Using Macros
11/1
Merge Unity: Latest Release & Roadmap Review
11/15
Latest Release & Roadmap Review
11/8
*IBM iConnect Enterprise Archive: Recent Releases and Roadmap Review
11/22
No Session
11/15
Merge Cardio Web & IBM iConnect Access Viewer Integration
11/29
*Hemo Monitor Bar Functions and Configuration
Dec 12/6
QC Exception Handling
No Session
12/20
No Session
12/13
IBM iConnect Enterprise Archive  DICOM Tag Morphing
12/27
No Session
12/20
No Session
12/27
No Session
Radiology
Merge PACS (back to top)
  • January 4, 2022
    No Session
  • February 1, 2022
    *Hanging Protocols -DICOM Rules
    Hanging Protocols can make your reading radiologists more efficient by displaying the relevant images and information without the need for manual selection. This session will include: DICOM rule basics/refresher, conversion of existing hanging protocols to rules based hanging protocols, and building and using advanced rules.
    Presented by Neal Young, Senior Clinical Support Specialist
  • March 1, 2022
    Introduction to IWOW & Patient Synopsis
    An introduction to IBM Imaging Workflow Orchestrator with Watson
    Presented by Bill Kazee, Senior Product Manager, Troy Oliphant, Senior Product Manager & David Gruen, MD, Chief Medical Officer
  • April 5, 2022
    AI Orchestration: The Next Wave in AI Adoption and Scale
    As AI applications become more accepted across imaging, this session will address questions that arise about deployment in clinical environments.
    Presented by Michele Roberts, Product Manager & David Gruen, MD, Chief Medical Officer
  • May 3, 2022
    *Worklist Blocks: Set Up and Use
    Setting up worklist blocks using the settings manager, adding to existing worklists, etc.
    Presented by Steven Davis, Solution Consultant and Interoperability Manager
  • June 7, 2022
    Security Best Practices
    Securing Merge PACS with SSL/TLS encryption, and discussing the additional security related items that have been added to Merge PACS 8.0+ 
    Presented by Jeremy Green, PACS Senior Support Analyst II
  • July 5, 2022
    Building Hanging Protocols for Mammography
    Hanging Protocols can make workflows more efficient by displaying the relevant images and information without the need for manual selection. This session will focus on hanging protocols for mammography: what you need to know, rule usage for more accurate series matching, and handling advanced views.
    Presenter Neal Young, Senior Clinical Reporting Specialist
  • August 2, 2022
    *Merge PACS: Roadmap Review
    Review the updated Roadmap and gain an understanding of what Merge PACS will be delivering in 2022.
    Presented by Troy Oliphant, Senior Product Manager
  • September 6, 2022
    Merge PACS Integration with IBM iConnect Enterprise Archive MPI
    Multiple Patient Identity management is where a single person may have more than one patient identity within an enterprise system. MPI solution provides a capability to manage and link those multiple identities.
    Presented by Jeremy Green, PACS Senior Support Analyst II
  • November 1, 2022
    *Creating, Editing & Using Macros
    Creating custom functionality or combining tasks through the use of macros.
    Presented by Steven Davis, Solution Consultant & Interoperability Manager
  • December 6, 2022
    QC Exception Handling
    Handling storage exceptions in integrated mode. 
    Presented by Jeremy Green, PACS Senior Support Analyst II
Merge Unity (back to top)
  • January 4, 2022
    No Session
  • February 1, 2022
    Unity Unite Recap 
    An update from the Unity Unite session hosted  in October by the Watson Health Imaging executive team. 
    Presented by Bill Kazee, Senior Product Manager 
  •  March 1, 2022
    MModal Tips & Tricks 
    A look at the voice recognition integration with Unity and best practices. 
    Presented by
    Ariane Brandt, Merge Unity Technical Support Analyst II
  • April 5, 2022
    CS (Customer Supplied) Workstation Installation 
    An overview of PACS Admin steps to install and configure our Customer Supplied solutions, including troubleshooting and best practices.
    Presented by
    Shawn Byrne, Field Service Engineer
  • July 5, 2022
    Compression Logic/Basics of Compression  
    This session will review the following: What compression is and why it is used. JPEG2000_Lossless is no longer a recommended solution and why.  Explain what the differences are for Lossy compression within Merge Unity.
    Presented by
    Kevin Goodwin, Senior Technical Support Analyst
  • August 2, 2022
    No Session
  • September 6, 2022
    *PACS Admin Basics
    A review of best practices and recommendations for the daily, weekly and monthly checks that should be performed to maintain the Merge Unity system. 
    Presented by Dave Humerickhouse, Merge Unity Software Installation
  • October 4, 2022
    *Merge Unity Hanging Protocols and Reading Preferences  
    Instruction/Demonstration of how to create hanging protocols to order to assist radiologist; review of each reading preference and their function. 
    Presented by
    Doralee Law, Solutions Consultant, Merge Unity & IBM iConnect Access
  • November 1, 2022
    Merge Unity: Recent Release and Roadmap Review  
    An overview of the recent release and future roadmap for Merge Unity. 
    Presented by
    Bill Kazee, Senior Product Manager
  • December 6, 2022
    No Session  
Merge RIS, Dashboards & MDM (back to top)
  • January 18, 2022
    Merge Dashboards: Managing External Data
    Focused on experienced users, this session will cover preparing an external data file, importing data, and running a report that contains external data.
    Presented by Kristie Walsh, Senior Technical Support Analyst III
  • February 15, 2022
    MDM: Building and Operationalizing Worklists
    After a review of the setup steps required to build a new MDM Worklist, we'll look at the various options for populating document images into the Worklist. Then we'll see some of the workaday functions required to effectively manage that Worklist's content. 
    Presented by Ferd Halamuda, Senior Solutions Consultant
  • March 15, 2022
    Order Validation
    Learn how to utilize the Order Validation feature with creating an Order Validation WorkQueue.
    Presented by Dawn Sciandra, RIS Solution Consultant
  • May 17, 2022
    Merge Dashboards: Using Joins
    Report Authors will discover how joins can help with comparing and outputting the results from two queries within a report.
    Presented by Ferd Halamuda, Senior Solutions Consultant
  • June 21, 2022
    Unknown Physician
    Identify Unknown Physicians visits before reports are approved and sent. 
    Presented by Dawn Sciandra, RIS Solution Consultant
  • July 19, 2022
    Global Settings in Depth
    An in depth look at the Global Setting options. 
    Presented by Martin Lunsford, Technical Support Analyst II
  • August 16, 2022
    Merge Dashboards: Building a Dashboard
    Learn how to build dashboards to display key performance indicators (KPIs). Then see how to share your dashboards with others on a need-to-know basis.
    Presented by Ferd Halamuda, Senior Solutions Consultant
  • September 20, 2022
    Appropriate Use Criteria
    Learn how to use Merge RIS to meet Appropriate Use Mandates.
    Presented by Dawn Sciandra, RIS Solution Consultant
  • October 18, 2022
    MDM: DICOM Distribution
    See how MDM can be used to capture still images - for example, documents and photographs - for long-term storage in iConnect Enterprise Archive and viewing within Merge PACS or iConnect Access.
    Presented by Ferd Halamuda, Senior Solutions Consultant
  • December 20, 2022
    No Session 
Interoperability
IBM iConnect Enterprise Archive (back to top)
  • January 12, 2021
    Storage Options for the Enterprise Archive
    This session will review current storage options, including physical arrays and cloud options such as Azure Blob and iConnect Cloud Archive.
    Presented by Marc Smith, Leader, Cloud and Strategic Infrastructure and Matthew Coletta, Team Lead, Technical PreSales Consulting
  • February 8, 2022
    Exceptions Bin Management – EA Web
    The Exceptions Bin Management is a new feature in EA Web available in version 13.0. The training will cover how to access the Exceptions Bin, searching for studies in the bin, and correcting exceptions.
    Presenter pending
  • April 12, 2022
    Router Rule Configuration - EA Web
    This session will cover how to configure and edit routing rules within EA Web.
    Presented by Dan Elliott, Technical Support Analyst II
  • May 10, 2022
    How to Prepare for a Data Migration
    An overview of the the topics to consider as you prepare for your data migration.
    Presented by Dan Banach, Senior Manager, Implementations
  • July 14, 2022
    DICOM Manager
    This session will cover the capabilities of the DICOM Manager which includes searching, creating/merging patients, and moving studies/series for QC work.
    Presenter pending
  • August 9, 2022
    *Cloud Education
    Attend this session to learn about cloud terminology, architecture and value.
    Presented by John Hally, Senior Product Manager
  • September 13, 2022
    Topic Pending
    Topic pending
    Presenter pending 
  • October 10, 2022
    Data Reconciliation Tool - EA Web
    The Data Reconciliation Tool is a feature in EA Web available starting in EA version 13.1.  The session will cover the functionality, supported environments, and use cases of the tool. 
    Presented by Andy Rollins, Support Team Lead
  • December 13, 2022
    IBM iConnect Enterprise Archive DICOM Tag Morphing
    Attend this session to learn how to create iCEA Tag Morphing Rules based on certain conditions to facilitate DICOM study ingestion in the EA. We will discuss the types of morphers available in the EA and look at examples and use cases.
    Presented by Jignesh Parikh, Solutions Consultant 
IBM iConnect Access (back to top)
  • January 25, 2022
    IBM iConnect Access Identity Provider 
    The new feature in iCA 8.2 that allows it to connect to an Identity Provider which then can be used with their Multi-Factor Authentication System.  
    Presented by Eric Schuh, Senior Support Analyst III
  • February 22, 2022
    Overview & Demo: IBM iConnect Access and Image Sharing
    An overview and demonstration of the inbound and outbound image-sharing capabilities offered through iConnect Access Image Sharing that are simple to use, easy to deploy and seamless to integrate.
    Presented by Brenda Segaria, Pre-Sales Consultant
  • March 22, 2022
    *Viewer Innovation
    Smarter collaboration and imaging advancements with IBM iConnect Access. 
    Presented by Thomas Doherty, Product Manager
  • April 26, 2022
    IBM iConnect Access: Basic Troubleshooting
    As an administrator understanding your environment is key to quickly identifying problems.  In this session we will cover basic areas of troubleshooting your iConnect Access environment to better prepared your team. 
    Presented by Eric Schuh, Senior Support Analyst III
  • May 24, 2022
    *Review of the Enterprise and Universal Viewers
    Demonstrate operation of tools and functionality of each viewer to become better skilled in order to assist referring physicians on operation of IBM iConnect Access. 
    Presented by Doralee Law, Solutions Consultant, Merge Unity & IBM iConnect Access
  • June 28, 2022
    Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing (XDS)
    XDS is a standards-based framework for managing and sharing non-DICOM content in its native format.  Come learn how IBM iConnect Access can view and share non-DICOM content.  
    Presented by Eric Schuh, Senior Support Analyst III
  • July 26, 2022
    Care Advisor for Prostate 
    Delivering AI insights into IBM iConnect Access in an actionable and interactive method.
    Presented by Steven Davis, Solutions Consultant Interoperability Manager Support
  • August 22, 2022
    Back-end Workflow for Data Transmission
    Understanding how data flows in the background can be very important as an administrator.  During this session we will cover details on how data moves when interacting with data sources, workstations, and Image Sharing devices.  
    Presented by Eric Schuh, Senior Support Analyst III
  • September 27, 2022
    *Administrative Features
    Review of each administrator feature and how each feature impacts the function of iConnect Access.
    Presented by
    Doralee Law, Solutions Consultant, Merge Unity & IBM iConnect Access
  • November 22, 2022
    No Session
     
  • December 27, 2022
    No Session
Cardiology
Merge Cardio (back to top)
  • January 18, 2022
    Cardio Focused EA Web Overview
    An overview of EA Web with a focus on Cardiology.
    Presented by Kevin Sekula, Cardiology Clinical PreSales and Shawn Ross, Senior Technical PreSales Consultant
  • February 15, 2022
    Merge Cardio: Review of Recent Releases
    An overview of what's available today. We will review some of the key features of our recent releases.
    Presented by Binoy Joese, RN, BS, Product Manager
  • March 16, 2021
    Volume Management
    A discussion on managing DICOM and AVI files on the CAS for the Cardio Web viewer.
    Presented by Marc Van Gompel, Manager - Cardio Support & Reporting
  • April 19, 2022
    Licensing
    An overview of Cardio licensing for features, KBs and theory of operation
    Presented by John Wagner, Technical Support Analyst
  • June 21, 2022
    Merge Monitoring
    Overview of Merge Monitoring and Alerts specific to Merge Cardio.
    Presented by Alen Gagic, Level II Support 
  • July 19, 2022
    Merge Cardio: Roadmap Review
    Review the updated Roadmap and gain an understanding of what Merge Cardio has coming up next. 
    Presented by Binoy Joese, RN, BS, Product Manager
  • August 16, 2022
    Structured Reporting: All Modalities
    An overview of how to create Echo, Vascular, Nuclear Medicine and Cath reports
    Presented by William Campbell, Solution Consultant Manager - Cardiology
  • September 20, 2022
    Support Upgrades
    An overview of Support Upgrades and Processes.
    Presented by Bill Livangood, Level II Support 
  • October 18, 2022
    How to Modify Patient Information in Merge Cardio
    An overview & demonstration of how to use WebAdmin and Cardio Manager to merge and edit study information.
    Presented by William Campbell, Solution Consultant Manager - Cardiology
  • December 21, 2021
    No Session
     
Merge Hemo (back to top)
  • January 25, 2022
    PDM Troubleshooting and Testing
    Testing the PDM using the Schiller test tool and basic troubleshooting.
    Presented by Cory DeGarmo, Technical Support Analyst - Hemodynamics
  • February 22, 2022
    *Integrated FFR
    A demonstration of how to use the Integrated FFR interface with Merge Hemo.
    Presented by Greg Monroe, Product Manager
  • May 31, 2022
    Inventory Review
    How to create and enter new inventory, review department fields, re-order supplies and build new kits.
    Presented by William Campbell, Solution Consultant Manager - Cardiology
  • June 28, 2022
    Department Overview: Configuration and Use
    An explanation of the Department Overview, how it works, how to configure it, and what it can do for your department.
    Presented by Greg Monroe, Product Manager
  • July 26, 2022
    *Hemodynamic Review
    A full review of the Hemodynamic calculations and how they are derived within the Merge Hemo System.
    Presented by Greg Monroe, Product Manager
  • September 27, 2022
    Merge Hemo: Roadmap Review
    A look at the future of the Merge Hemo system.
    Presented by Greg Monroe, Product Manager
  • October 25, 2022
    Manual Study Creation
    Manual Study Creation is when patient is not listed in the Study List.
    Presented by Jeff Ryder, Technical Support Analyst I
  • November 29, 2022
    *Hemo Monitor Bar Functions and Configuration
    A look at the functions and configurations that can be done with the Hemo Monitor Bar buttons on the Merge Hemo system.
    Presented by Greg Monroe, Product Manager
  • December 27, 2022
    No Session