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Tuesdays with Watson Health Imaging

A webinar series to enhance your knowledge of the solutions you use every day.

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Radiology Interoperability Cardiology
Merge PACS Merge Unity Merge Dashboards, MDM
& Merge RIS
IBM iConnect
Enterprise Archive
IBM iConnect
Access
Merge Cardio Merge Hemo
Jan 1/5
Merge PACS Roadmap Review
1/19
Appropriate Use Criteria
1/12
EA Web Overview
1/26
Overview & Demo: IBM iConnect Access and Image Sharing
1/19
Cardio Updates: A Review of Recent Releases and Roadmap
1/26
User-defined Tabs & ACC
Feb 2/2
Hanging Protocols and Rules
2/16
Overview & Demo: Merge RIS 9.2
2/9
Review of Current Releases
2/23
3D Printing
2/16
Web Admin Training
2/23
Recorded Wave Forms & Calculations
Mar 3/2
Review of Current Releases
3/2
Merge Unity Quarterly Update    
3/16
Merge RIS User Roles and Security
3/9
Exceptions Bin Management – EA Web
3/23
Real Time Collaboration
3/16
Merge Monitoring
3/30
PB-1000 Troubleshooting Using the Supplied Schiller Test Tool
Apr 4/6
Assignment Engine
4/20
Analyzing Data for Building Merge RIS Reports in 5.2.x
4/13
Leveraging an AI Marketplace
4/27
IBM iConnect Access 8.1 Overview and Roadmap
4/20
Cardio Analytics Solutions
4/27
Record Station Settings
May
5/4
Feature Review & Demo: Advanced Visualization and
Auto Registration
5/18
RCM Advanced Integrations
5/11
IBM iConnect Enterprise Archive Roadmap Review
5/25
IBM iConnect Access Email Sharing Options
5/18
What's New in Merge Cardio 12.1
5/25
Overview & Demo: Merge Hemo 10.x
Jun 6/1
AI Adoption Strategies; the Watson Health AI Roadmap
6/15
MDM Tips & Tricks Showcase
6/8
No Session This Month
6/22
Security and Privacy by Design for Imaging
6/15
What's New in 6.0 Report Knowledge Bases
6/29
Merge Hemo Roadmap Review
Jul 7/6
Security Best Practices
7/6
Merge Unity Quarterly Update    
7/20
Community Outreach
7/13
Enterprise Archive & Cloud Solution
7/27
Universal Viewer
7/20
Measurement Mapping
7/27
Understanding Heart Rate Detection, and How to Correct Issues 
Aug 8/3
Working Together: Merge PACS & Merge Dashboards
8/24
Site Admin Tool  
8/24
Merge RIS Roadmap Review
8/10
Exceptions Handling in IBM iConnect Enterprise Archive
8/24
Enabling Patient Portals to Comply with CMS Regulations
8/17
Basic Workstation Function
8/31
Overview & Demo: VueSync and VueTrack
Sep 9/7
Preventative Maintenance
9/7
Merge Unity  Password Security
9/21
Session Postponed
9/14
Data Reconciliation Tool - EA Web
9/28
Conference Folders
9/21
No Session This Month
9/28
Hemo Record Station Maintenance
Oct 10/5
Contingency Servers Best Practices
10/5
Merge Unity Active Directory
10/19
No Session This Month
10/12
DICOM Manager - EA Web
10/26
IBM iConnect Access 8.2 Overview and Roadmap
10/19
Integrated 3rd Party Offerings
10/26
Data Management Roadmap UDR/CVDM
Nov 11/2
RSNA Preview
11/2
ProActive DICOM Outbound Prep (PDOP)
11/16
No Session This Month
11/9
What's New in IBM iConnect Enterprise Archive  14.1
11/23
3D Printing
11/16
Hemo to Cardio Mapping
11/30
User Defined Reports (UDR)
Dec 12/7
Mammography and Merge PACS
12/7
Session Topic TBD
12/21
MDM 4.0.1: New Functionality and Resolved Issues
12/14
Overview & Demo: IBM iConnect Enterprise Archive  14.1
12/28
Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing (XDS)
12/21
Support Upgrades
12/28
Manual Study Creation
Radiology
Merge PACS (back to top)
  • January 5, 2021
    Merge PACS Roadmap Review
    Review the updated Roadmap and gain an understanding of what Merge PACS will be delivering in 2021.
    Presented by Troy Oliphant, Product Manager
  • February 2, 2021
    Hanging Protocols and Rules
    Hanging Protocols can make your reading radiologists more efficient by displaying the relevant images and information without the need for manual selection. The rules engine makes the creation of Hanging Protocols more efficient for the PACS Administrator or Radiologist building the HP. This session will include building legacy Hanging Protocols and with Rules.
    Presented by Steven Davis, Solutions Consultant Interoperability Manager
  • March 2, 2021
    Review of Current Releases
    An overview of what's available today with the last two releases of Merge PACS.
    Presented by Troy Oliphant, Senior Product Manager
  • April 6, 2021
    Assignment Engine
    The new assignment engine functionality and basic configuration explained.
    Presented by Jeremy Green, PACS Senior Support Analyst II
  • May 4, 2021
    Feature Review & Demo: Advanced Visualization and Auto Registration
    Overview and demonstration of Advanced Visualization and Auto Registration to understand the advantages and efficiencies that can be gained by utilizing existing Merge PACS functionality. 
    Presented by Troy Oliphant, Senior Product Manager and Brian Duncan, Pre-Sales Consultant
  • July 6, 2021
    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
  • August 3, 2021
    Working Together: Merge PACS & Merge Dashboards
    Attend this session to gain a better understanding of what we can do with improved Business analytics with Merge Dashboards.
    Presented by Troy Oliphant, Senior Product Manager
  • September 7, 2021
    Preventative Maintenance
    A discussion of preventative maintenance items to ensure PACS stability, performance and disaster preparedness. .
    Presented by Jeremy Green, PACS Senior Support Analyst II
  • October 5, 2021
    Contingency Servers Best Practices
    An overview of different contingency server configurations, and discussion around the importance of contingency servers, and how to maintain them. 
    Presented by Jeremy Green, PACS Senior Support Analyst II
  • November 2, 2021
    RSNA Preview
    A sneak peak at what Watson Health will be showcasing at RSNA
    Presented by Troy Oliphant, Senior Product Manager
  • December 7, 2021
    Mammography and Merge PACS
    Streamlining your work environment by interpreting mammography with Merge PACS; reclaim workspace, decrease costs and increase efficiencies
    Presented by David Gruen, M.D., Chief Medical Officer
Merge Unity (back to top)
  • March 2, 2021
    Merge Unity Quarterly Update 
    Presented by Sarah Butler, Senior Manager, Support, Scott Lewis, Development Leader and Tracy Billings, Senior Product Manager, Merge Unity
  •  July 6, 2021
    Merge Unity Quarterly Update 
    Presented by Sarah Butler, Senior Manager, Support, Scott Lewis, Development Leader and Tracy Billings, Senior Product Manager, Merge Unity  
  • August 24, 2021
    Site Admin Tool 
    An overview of the new Dashboard for managing client workstations, station types and licensing (replaces site admin page).
    Presented by
    Dave Humerickhouse, Unity Software Implementation
        Presented by Paul DuBois, Senior Technical Support Analyst
  • October 5, 2021
    Merge Unity Active Directory 
    An overview and demonstration of High Complexity User Group configuration and implementation
  • Presented by Paul DuBois, Senior Technical Support Analyst
  • November 2, 2021
    Proactive DICOM Outbound Prep 
    Enhancing Merge Unity's ability to share images with outside DICOM devices via ProActive DICOM Outbound Prep (PDOP).
    Presented by
    Henry Kohlbrand, Senior Technical Analyst and Todd Lowery, Field Service Manager
Merge Dashboards, MDM & Merge RIS (back to top)
  • January 19, 2021
    Appropriate Use Criteria
    Learn how to use Merge RIS to meet Appropriate Use Mandates in 2021.
    Presented by Dawn Sciandra, RIS Solution Consultant
  • February 16, 2021
    Overview and demo: Merge RIS 9.2
    An overview and demonstration of the 9.2 release. 
    Presented by Shawna Duncan, Clinical Pre-Sales Consultant
  • March 16, 2021
    Merge RIS User Roles and Security
    A review of the  available permissions and user roles in Merge RIS. 
    Presented by Frank Murray, Technical Support Analyst - RIS
  • April 20, 2021
    Analyzing Data for Building Merge RIS Reports in 5.2.x
    Identifying the report purpose, layout, and filters for Merge RIS reporting. Additional content including a brief overview of the PACS data tree items.
  • Presented by Kristie Walsh, Senior Technical Support Analyst, III
  • May 18, 2021
    RCM Advanced Integrations
    Learn how to leverage new technology to help your organization with Revenue Cycle Management
    Presented by Bill Kazee, Senior Product Manager
  • June 15, 2021
    MDM Tips & Tricks Showcase
    Tips, tricks and other helpful information that can help you maximize your use of MDM. 
    Presented by Kelly Rieman, Business Analyst, R&D
  • July 20, 2021
    Community Outreach
    Learn how to improve your position in the community and develop new referring and patient loyalties. 
    Presented by Bill Kazee, Senior Product Manager
  • August 24, 2021
    Merge RIS Roadmap Review
    Learn about the latest release of Merge RIS and how we are building the future to meet your organizational needs.
    Presented by Bill Kazee, Senior Product Manager
  • September 21, 2021
    No Session this Month
     
  • October 19, 2021
    No Session this Month
     
  • December 21, 2021
    MDM 4.0.1: New Functionality and Resolved Issues 
    An overview of the document processing and scanning improvements in Patient Manager tab and a review of resolved issues
    Presented by Kelly Rieman, MDM/RIS/Dashboard Integrations
Interoperability
IBM iConnect Enterprise Archive (back to top)
  • January 12, 2021
    EA Web Overview
    EA Web is the new web interface for the iConnect Enterprise Archive administrative tasks. The tools includes enhanced Reporting, Exceptions Management and System Configuration options improving the client use and the support team access to tools.
    Presented by Jignesh Parikh, Solutions Consultant 
  • March 9, 2021
    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.
    Presented by
    Chris Wszalek, Team Lead, Support
  • April 13, 2021
    Leveraging an AI Marketplace
    Learn how an AI Marketplace can orchestrate AI applications within your workflow.
    Presented by Hassam Baig, Senior Product Manager
  • July 13, 2021
    Enterprise Archive & Cloud Solution
    Learn how your organization can leverage cloud and what it means to be "Cloud Native".
    Presented by John Hally, Senior Product Manager
  • August 10, 2021
    Exceptions Handling in IBM iConnect Enterprise Archive
    The new EA Web tool contains an exceptions manager which will prevent the need to access the server OS to access exceptions routinely. The manger allows resolution and archive of the resolved issues.
    Presented by Steven Davis, Solutions Consultant Interoperability Manager
  • September 14, 2021
    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 Stanke, Technical Support Professional 
  • October 12, 2021
    DICOM Manager - EA Web
    This session will cover the capabilities of the DICOM Manager which includes searching, creating/merging patients, and moving studies.
    Presented by Daniel Elliott, Technical Support Analyst III
IBM iConnect Access (back to top)
  • February 23, 2021
    3D Printing
    While the 3D Market is showing signs of expansion, many healthcare organizations continue to face barriers to adoption.  We have learned from customers like you and market research that while many health systems recognize the benefits to utilizing 3D models, they have many adoption barriers to overcome to implement in their organization.  
    Presented by Thomas Doherty, Product Manager
  • March 23, 2021
    Real Time Collaboration 
    In times of COVID, effective remote communication has become even that much more imperative.  The new iConnect Access Universal Viewer will allow your organization to take advantage of the Collaboration feature that allows multiple users to view the same study in a real-time diagnostic quality collaboration session.  Each participant collaborating views their own rendering session of the images so no more sacrificing quality. 
    Presented by Christian Blackburn, Technical Support Analyst
  • May 25, 2021
    IBM iConnect Access Email Sharing Options
    IBM iConnect Access provides options for secure image exchange. Attend this session to learn how to leverage the ability to email studies to recipients, even those who do not have a login to the system. 
    Presented by Fallon George, Solutions Consultant 
  • June 22, 2021
    Security and Privacy by Design for Imaging
    This session will review how Watson Health Imaging offerings ensure development best practices though IBM’s “Security and Privacy by Design” principles.  
    Presented by Scott Sippel, Watson Health Security Guild Leader
  • July 27, 2021
    Universal Viewer 
    The Universal Viewer continues the goal of allowing a more consistent viewer with Merge PACS and allowing for collaboration between radiologists and referring physicians. The iConnect Access viewer can be configured to launch from Merge PACS to facilitate the collaboration.
    Presented by Steven Davis, Solutions Consultant Interoperability Manager Support
  • September 28, 2021
    Conference Folders
    The Conference Folder feature enables users to participate in internal conferences where de-identification of the patient is not required.  Physicians across your organization can now create a folder with a list of exams and notes to be reviewed in a particular conference taking your team's productivity to the next level.
    Presented by Eric Schuh, Senior Support Analyst, Level 3
  • November 23, 2021
    3D Printing 
    Join us for an update on 3D printing to learn how leveraging the combined solutions from Watson Health Imaging and Ricoh brings key benefits and can help differentiate your institutions.
    Presented by Thomas Doherty, Product Manager
  • December 28, 2021
    Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing (XDS)
    Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing (XDS) is focused on providing a standards-based specification for managing the sharing of documents between any healthcare enterprise.  XDS allows the sharing of any type of clinical information, both DICOM and non-DICOM, to suit your organization's complex needs. 
    Presented by Eric Schuh, Senior Support Analyst, Level 3
Cardiology
Merge Cardio (back to top)
  • February 16, 2021
    Web Admin Training
    An overview of the features and functions of the Web Admin tool, the solution that is used to support the IBM iConnect Enterprise Archive
    Presented by Mike Anderson, Solutions Consultant
  • March 16, 2021
    Merge Monitoring
    Overview of Merge Monitoring and Alerts specific to Merge Cardio.
    Presented by Alen Gagic, Level II Support 
  • April 20, 2021
    Cardio Analytics Solutions
    Learn how Watson Health Imaging analytics solutions can help cardiovascular service line directors and cardiology managers streamline workflows and increase operational efficiency while improving patient outcomes.
    Presented by Binoy Joese, RN, BS, Offering Manager
  • May 18, 2021
    What's New in Merge Cardio 12.1
    A review of the key features available in the Merge Cardio 12.1 release.
    Presented by Binoy Joese, RN, BS, Product Manager
  • July 20, 2021
    Measurement Mapping
    Overview of Measurement Mapping and the new Report Measurement Mapping Tool (RMMT).
    Presented by Jill Bearse, Reporting Engineer
  • August 17, 2021
    Basic Workstation Function
    How to use the application, including image review, reporting  use of measurement tool, etc.
    Presented by Solution Consultant, Cardiology
  • October 19, 2021
    Integrated 3rd Party Offerings
    An overview of our partnered offerings available to best support your lab workflow.
    Presented by Binoy Joese, RN, BS, Product Manager
  • November 16,2021
    Hemo to Cardio Mapping
    Review and Discussion of Hemo and Merge Cardio integration.
    Presented by Diane Brauer, Clinical Reporting Consultant 
  • December 21, 2021
    Support Upgrades 
    Overview of Support Upgrades and Processes
    Presented by Bill Livangood, Level II Support 
Merge Hemo (back to top)
  • January 26, 2021
    User-defined Tabs & ACC
    A brief description and instruction on how to create and use the new custom forms features and a deeper look into the ACC NCDR v5 registry questions that are part of the base system.
    Presented by Greg Monroe, Product Manager
  • February 23, 2021
    Recorded Wave Forms & Calculations
    We will explain and demonstrate different ways of recording waveforms and how to change or manipulate them in the Hemodynamics screen. Also a reminder of how to perform necessary calculations.
    Presented by William Campbell, Solution Consultant Manager - Cardiology
  • April 27, 2021
    Record Station Settings
    A deep dive into the Record Station settings and how they can be used to ensure you receive the most accurate data from the patient. 
    Presented by Greg Monroe, Product Manager
  • June 29, 2021
    Merge Hemo Roadmap Review
    A look at what we are currently working on in development as well as what will be in the future for Merge Hemo
    Presented by Greg Monroe, Product Manager
  • August 31, 2021
    Overview & Demo: VueSync and VueTrack
    A demonstration of the VueSync and VueTrack system. 
    Presented by Andra Palmer, Clinical Demo Specialist and Lana Makhanik, VueMed
  • September 28, 2021
    Hemo Record Station Maintenance
    An overview of the recommended maintenance of the Hemo system.
    Presented by Daniel McIntire, Technical Support Analyst
  • October 26, 2021
    Data Management Roadmap UDR/CVDM
    A look at what we are currently working on in development as well as what will be in the future for UDR as well as our combined Cardiology Analytic product CVDM.
    Presented by Greg Monroe and Binoy Joese, RN, MS, Product Managers
  • November 30, 2021
    User Defined Reports (UDR)
    Session description is pending
    Presented by William Campbell, Solution Consultant Manager - Cardiology
  • December 28, 2021
    Manual Study Creation
    An overview of the workflow to manually create a patient's study.
    Presented by Cory DeGarmo, Technical Support Analyst