I came to the DPA through networking, so the networking opportunities are one of the biggest [DPA member] benefits I think.
Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) June 27, 2012
The Digital Pathology Association (DPA), a non-profit organization that promotes education and awareness of digital pathology applications, recently welcomed Bill Spooner to the DPA Board of Directors.
Spooner has been the CIO at Sharp HealthCare for the past 15 years. During Spooner’s time at Sharp HealthCare, they became an early leader in electronic health records and received several awards for their consumer website. In 2011, Spooner was named by Information Week as one of the 25 leaders driving the healthcare I.T. revolution.
“The addition of Mr. Spooner to the DPA Board of Directors adds one more dimension to the industry inclusion of the board of directors,” said Michael F. Ward, CAE, Executive Director of the DPA. “The various interfaces that a hospital I.T. department needs are important as healthcare providers continue to provide enhanced whole-slide imaging.”
Also a recipient of the 2009 John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year award, Spooner dedicates a lot of his time to involvement in healthcare organizations. Some of the organizations he is a member of include the Healthcare Information Systems Executive Association (HISEA), the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and a Fellow in the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). Spooner was eager to get involved with the DPA because of its education and networking opportunities.
“I came to the DPA through networking, so the networking opportunities are one of the biggest [member] benefits I think,” said Spooner. “Many of the DPA members have a lot of experience and great ideas. They can share this knowledge with other members so that the best practices move along in the digital pathology industry.”
Spooner will join an already distinguished roster of individuals on the DPA’s Board of Directors that includes many experts in the digital pathology industry. He also serves on the Healthcare IT News Editorial Board and the California Hospital Association Informatics and Technology Committee. Spooner’s experience and leadership in the healthcare arena proves his perspective will be invaluable to the DPA.
About the Digital Pathology Association
The Digital Pathology Association, located in Indianapolis, IN, was founded in 2009. Its mission is to facilitate education and awareness of digital pathology applications in healthcare and life sciences. Members will be encouraged to share best practices and promote the use of technology among colleagues in order to demonstrate efficiencies, awareness, and its ultimate benefits to patient care. To learn more about the DPA and its members and membership opportunities visit: http://digitalpathologyassociation.org/membership.