The CWAVE (Centricity™ Collaboration, Workflow, Archiving, and Visualization across the Enterprise) user group empowers users of the Centricity family of products to maximize the products benefits, thereby enhancing safe, efficient, and effective patient care.
Goals of the group include:
- Promoting synergistic relationships between users, user entities, and GE Healthcare IT teams that lead to continuous healthcare quality improvement, healthcare workforce vitality, and health profession education.
- Enhancing communication among users, including health care providers, clinical support staff, and information technology staff to provide a medium for exchange of ideas, information, innovations, and solutions among users.
- Facilitating establishment of priorities on product enhancements and new developments to enhance the features, functionality, and usability of the Centricity family of products.
Board of Directors
Stefan Kachel, NYPChair
Karen Light, UPMCVice Chair
Karen is responsible for providing highly available, cutting edge, cost effective IT solutions to the organization, and is currently responsible for over 90 clinical applications utilized throughout the enterprise. Coming from roots deeply planted in direct patient care as a radiologic technologist, a registered nurse, and an IT professional, Karen’s passion is helping clinical care providers optimize the services they provide. Karen firmly believes that improving clinical outcomes is the primary goal in these challenging times, and is thankful to be working in the dynamic environment provided at UPMC.
Chad Moser, HuronSecretary
Andy Strickland, U WashingtonDirector
Andy Strickland is the Director of Imaging Informatics for the University of Washington Medical Center and affiliated sites of care. Andy directs the IT team that supports IT systems across UW Medicine including RIS and PACS systems. UW Medicine includes 7 hospitals and dozens of outpatient facilities. UW Medicine Diagnostic Imaging performs approximately 1 million exams annually.
Andy is a regular speaker and session facilitator at GE and SIIM conferences. He has contributed articles and webinar content for GE and Imaging Informatics magazine. Andy has been involved in healthcare IT for over 20 years and in radiology for 8. He has a degree from the University of Portland in Business Management.