Lisa Spellman joins MITA as new DICOM general-secretary

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) announced Tuesday, May 8, that Lisa Spellman has been hired as the organization’s general-secretary for DICOM international. Spellman will be responsible for leading and managing “operational affairs for DICOM stakeholders worldwide.”

“I look forward to working with my colleagues at MITA and with the broader standards and healthcare community to expand interoperable healthcare image and messaging standards around the world, reduce regulatory barriers and establish standards to improve patient care and optimize medical device performance,” Spellman said in a prepared statement.

“MITA is committed to developing standards that ensure patient safety and increase efficiencies in the delivery of care,” Patrick Hope, executive director of MITA, said in the same statement. “Lisa’s extensive experience in international healthcare collaborations and standards initiatives positions her to lead DICOM in advancing the global integration of medical images.”

Spellman has many years of experience in healthcare policy, working for the American Health Information Management Association, Health Informatics International, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and more. She was also a founding partner of The Rapid Creek Group.