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About Brendan McDowell

Brendan’s View was created in 2018 by Brendan McDowell, a Florida Suncoast based Health Informatics Professional, Multihospital System Radiology and Cardiology PACS Manager, Technophile, Gearhead, Foodie, Dad and Husband.


Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy

There are no early detection methods for pancreatic cancer. It is currently the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States, but is expected to become the second by 2020. In August of 2000, Brendan’s father Timothy suddenly passed away from pancreatic cancer at the age of 49. Ever since then, Brendan has been determined to help educate people on this little-known, deadly disease.

Get informed and learn how you can make a difference at www.pancan.org


Imaging Informatics Professional with Over 20 years of noteworthy experience

A driven professional with a strong background in healthcare informatics and information technology, Brendan McDowell has a reputation for demonstrating leadership ability while maintaining dedication to a team environment. Brendan has a strong work ethic, positive attitude as well as excellent communication, management and organizational skills.

Currently Brendan serves as the PACS Manager for Manatee Healthcare System in Bradenton, FL. In this role for Bradenton Cardiology Center, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Manatee Diagnostic Center and Manatee Memorial Hospital, some of his responsibilities include the operation / integration of an enterprise radiology PACS (Sectra), Cerner EMR and Nuance PowerScribe 360 speech recognition reporting. He also led the implementation of multiple enterprise projects such as GE Healthcare’s CardioLab and Mac-Lab, Philips IntelliSpace Cardiovascular cardiology PACS and Bayer’s Radimetrics contrast and radiation dose management systems.

Prior to MHS, Brendan held the CIO position at SMH Radiology Associates in Sarasota, FL. As the chief information officer (CIO) for SMHRA, Brendan led the transition to a new Fuji Synapse radiology information system (RIS), the implementation of speech recognition reporting (Nuance PowerScribe), and a major upgrade of the existing GE Centricity IW picture archiving and communication system (PACS). Additionally, he conceived and executed solutions that increased outside teleradiology volume using the latest HL7 and DICOM standards.

Prior to SMH Radiology, Brendan was the PACS & IT Administrator for Diagnostic Outpatient Centers in St. Petersburg, FL. As the PACS/IT Administrator for DOCs, Brendan was responsible for the initial integration and maintenance of the PACS, teleradiology, practice management, reporting and billing systems for all of their locations.

Brendan is also the owner of BMD Consulting | Solutions.

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