Client Testimonials

The following are testimonials from clients who have benefited from DVS consulting and training courses.

“The most perfect class!!”

DICOM Basics and In-Depth Training, GE Healthcare PACS Development Engineer (2012)

“This was a great class. The class helps you build confidence when you need to navigate the DICOM Standard.”

DICOM Basics and In-Depth Training, GE Healthcare Service Engineer (2011)

Grant Cermak, Software Development Manager Vital Images

“We needed to train a cross functional team on DICOM and HL7, the natural choice was DVS Consulting. Don’s lengthy experience working with (and in many cases authoring) the DICOM specification provided for an indispensable training on these mission critical technologies. Oftentimes during the training Don was able to provide the history and the context which guided the design of DICOM. Fantastic course – highly recommended!”

Grant Cermak, Software Development Manager, Server Technologies, Vital Images – A Toshiba Medical Systems Group Company


Richard Liette, Director HR, Riverain Technologies

“Don Van Syckle of DVS consulting was asked to present and teach our Software Engineers and Research Scientist the principles the DICOM Standard. The participants of the course gave Don extremely high ratings for his presentation and knowledge, letting me knows that it was among the Best training course they ever had.  After 12 months, I continue to receive comments about the value of this training session.”

Richard Liette, Director of Human Resources, Riverain Technologies


Linda Wedemeyer MD, member DICOM and IHE Standard Committees

“Don Van Syckle has been the force that made IT standards happen in eye care over the last 5 years while serving as a consultant to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. I can’t imagine how we would have accomplished all that we have in DICOM and IHE without his impressive depth of knowledge and ability to pull a team of volunteers together to get work done.  With Don on our side, when we presented our work for approval in DICOM we had with us the man who chaired the approving committee when the standard was first written.  When we are deciding what standard is appropriate to address a particular problem we are guided by a man who has been asked to guide that kind of decision for the Federal government. He is simply indispensable to our efforts.”

Linda Wedemeyer MD, Ophthalmologist member of DICOM and IHE standard committees


Jack Corley, Deputy Program Manager HITSP

“It has been my pleasure to work with Don Van Syckle of DVS Consulting for nearly five years in federally-funded efforts to build nationally mandated health information standards. Those efforts (called the Health Information Technology Standards Panel or HITSP) relied heavily on Don’s in-depth understanding of and practical experience in standards based health information. In addition, Don’s ability to help the nation’s experts meet the government’s clinical and technical information goals was instrumental to HITSP success.”

Jack Corley, Deputy Program Manager, Health Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP)


Mark B. Horton, OD, member DICOM and IHE Standard Committees

“I’ve worked with Don for over five years building DICOM and IHE Eye Care standards for ophthalmology. He has unmatched credentials and practical experience in standards based HIT, but more importantly can apply these skills effectively to meet the customer’s clinical and technical goals. Don’s leadership and expertise in both DICOM and IHE standards were critical to our success! Thanks, Don for helping bring ophthalmology into the electronic medical record world.”

Mark B. Horton, OD, MD, Ophthalmologist member DICOM and IHE standard committees


Flora Lum, MD American Academy of Ophthalmology

“Don has been instrumental and indispensable in his work with the IHE Eye Care Domain and DICOM Working Group 9 Eye Care. Given his depth of knowledge and extensive expertise and in this rapidly growing area, he was the ideal fit for our needs, enabling our group to create standards and profiles to advance interoperability.  Without him we would have never been able to succeed.
I would highly recommend Don for working with organizations, training and facilitating standards activities.”

Flora Lum, MD, American Academy of Ophthalmology


Lynn Felhofer, Technical Project Manager IHE

“I have known Don professionally for many years. We were members of the same PACS development group at GE in the early nineties. Later, working for another company, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to attend several of Don’s DICOM training seminars. Since 2006, I have collaborated with Don to support the Eye Care domain in the IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) initiative. Each year he and I manage the IHE Eye Care “Connectathon”, a four-day, multi-vendor healthcare IT interoperability testing event.

Few people can successfully navigate in highly technical arenas such as software engineering and standards development (as Don does wearing his “engineer” hat), and also be able teach others the related concepts (as Don does exquisitely when he’s wearing his “trainer” hat), as well as provide advice and guidance to support healthcare professionals both purchasing and implementation projects (when Don switches his hat to “consultant”).

It is with pleasure that I recommend Don for his professionalism, broad technical expertise and exceptional communication and collaboration skills.”

Lynn Felhofer, Technical Project Manager – IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise)


Charles Parisot, IHE International Board, DICOM Committee

“My experience working with Don dates back to the days where both of us were representing GE Healthcare at the DICOM Committee in the early 1990s. Don played a key role in the creation of the DICOM Standard and its successful adoption by the healthcare imaging community. His leadership skills and depth of expertise were recognized as he was selected to chair the DICOM Base Standard Working Group. When Don moved to consultancy, he demonstrated a solid ability to make standards accessible to many in the vendor and provider community. He also applied his expertise in solving real world interoperability such as those addressed by the US national HIT Standards Panel in consumer empowerment and the exchange of medical records with standards such HL7 V2, HL7 CDA and IHE Profile in IT Infrastructure, Radiology and Eyecare.”

Charles Parisot, IHE International Board, DICOM Committee, Manager Standards and Testing at GE Healthcare



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