Ramblings: International PACS Administrator Appreciation Day 2010

Dear fellow colleagues in the medical imaging industry,

Please update your calendars and get prepared for  the 27th August 2010 (last Friday of August), it’s the second annual  International PACS Administrator Appreciation Day!

Inspired by the World Radiographer Day (for radiologic technologists) and Systems Administration Day (for IT Professionals), Medical Imaging Informatics Professional (aka PACS Administrator) now have a day of celebration of their own, the International PACS Administrator Appreciation Day– the first such celebration for healthcare informatics professional in the world.

PACS Administrators are the ones who keeps your PACS system operational, fixing broken studies, ensuring images load within three seconds upon clicking ‘ok’, enforcing data and image integrity, ensuring that yours PACS system is healthy, safe, secure and efficient . Consider all the daunting tasks and long hours and weekends your PACS Administrator spends (for you system upgrades and maintenance).

A PACS Administrator is like a Train Station Master, you only notice them when things are not working (and ignoring their presence when they keep things in order).

And let’s be frank, PACS Administrators get no acknowledge 364 days a year, so lets pay homage to these great men (and women) on this very special day, let’s showered them with expensive sports cars and large piles of cash in appreciation of their diligent work. But seriously, secretaries get flowers and cake on their day, why not give your PACS Administrator a nice gift as a token of appreciation and acknowledgement on the 27th August 2010?

Show your appreciation, spread the word

To learn more about International PACS Administrator Appreciation Day, go to www.PACSAdminDay.com

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