Rasu Shrestha, M.D. of UPMC sat down on Nov. 3 with HCI Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland to lay out his vision of the role of imaging informatics in the new healthcare—a healthcare system focused on value and on the optimization of resource use. He shares his perspectives in this exclusive interview.

As vice president of medical information technology and medical director for interoperability and imaging informatics at the vast University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) health system, Rasu Shrestha, M.D. is involved in myriad initiatives. And, as of this week, Dr. Shrestha has added still more to his already-full plate: he has just been named chair of the informatics scientific program of the Radiological Society of North America, for the RSNA Conference for 2014, 2015, and 2016.

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