Founder and CEO VNA Heartbeat
Former Director of Operations, DataFirst Corp
Instructor: PACS, VNA and Enterprise
Imaging Architecture and Design
MBA in Healthcare Administration
Currently working on Doctorate of Management
Kyle recently left his position as Director of Enterprise Imaging for Tenet Health, a 70-hospital system where he built the enterprise imaging department and the VNA from the ground up. Kyle and his team were directly responsible for building the VNA, migrating all imaging data to it, setting the standards for implementation it at all hospitals and architecting the system to meet future demands. Over a period of 4 years, Kyle’s team designed and deployed a VNA and integrated over 220 distinct systems with it and migrated 1.7 Petabytes of data. The VNA included an XDS registry / repository which is integrated with the zero-footprint universal viewer that they also deployed to all hospitals and trained the users.
Kyle has also consulted and provided key product design enhancements for McKesson PACS, McKesson CPACS, Philips CPACS, IBM Watson iConnect Access and the Hyland Acuo VNA.
Throughout his career he has had an opportunity to work with many world class health systems such as Security Forces Hospital Program (Riyadh), US Department of Defense, Catholic Health Initiatives, Long Island Jewish Health System, Tenet Health, The University of Florida, The University of West Virginia and many others.
Kyle is a frequent speaker/instructor on PACS administration and DICOM tools for government and civilian imaging specialists. He has published many articles on Auntminie.com and LinkedIn covering a wide array of topics relevant to imaging practitioners and management, as well as invited to speak at an IBM Watson Imaging event on the design and implementation of Enterprise Imaging systems.
Kyle is an active member of the Health Information and Management
Systems Society (HIMSS) and Society for Imaging Informatics in