This program will present an overview of healthcare Imaging Informatics and modern diagnostic image management, including PACS, RIS, VNA, and EHR integration.
Preparation for professional certification as an Imaging Informatics Professional such as CIIP or PARCA
MS Electronical (with focus on Bioeng.)
MS Clinical Engineering,
MS Management of Clinical Engineering
Adjunct Professor of “Standard and Interoperability in health” at University of Trieste (Italy)
PACS Implementation Expert
MS IS Mgmt, Health Informatics
B.S. Radiologic Sciences, RT(R), CIIP
Enterprise Imaging Informatics Manager, WellStar Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta, GA
Instructor: PACS and Imaging Informatics
ASRT Approved 37.5 Category A CE credits
Imaging Informatics is an integral part of a career as a Diagnostic Imaging professional. It is used to describe the management of many forms of information that are associated with diagnostic medical imaging and is not limited to PACS, but all the systems it is integrated with such as Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA), and their management. This program will present an overview of healthcare Imaging Informatics and preparation for professional certification like CIIP, which is often
a requirement for the PACS related jobs. This will include CIIP reviews, mock tests, etc.
You will leave with an understanding of:
ASRT Approved 37.5 Category A CE credits.
Recognized by the ARRT and various licensure states.
Recognized by CAMRT’s Continuing Education Credit Approval Program for CE credit in Canada.
Note: In order to receive certificate, you must attend the entire program.
Paradise Hilton Grand Vacations (Diamond Meeting Room)
455 Karen Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Accommodations are not included in the training fee. To reserve the room, please visit hotel web page at http://stayhgv.com/
We have tried to provide answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. Please check below. Should you need further assistance, please email us at PACS.TRAINING@ACSMB.COM
What is ASRT?
American Society of Radiologic Technologist (ASRT) is the premier professional association of people working in medical imaging and radiation therapy
What is the benefit of getting ASRT membership?
ASRT membership helps you advance your career, keep up with continuing education, advocate for your patients, network with colleagues and much more.
I live outside USA. Can I become ASRT member? If Yes, why and how?
Yes, members who are not registered with the ARRT and live outside the United States can become ASRT members. For more details, i.e. why and how to become International ASRT member, check here: HTTPS://WWW.ASRT.ORG/MEMBERSHIP/JOIN-ASRT/MEMBERSHIP-CATEGORIES/INTERNATIONAL
I am not a member of ASRT, so how this course or CE credits will benefit me?
If you’re not ASRT member, the ASRT approved Category A CE credits will still have lot of value to your career growth. However, the requirement of CE credits will depend upon the policy guidelines of your country and may also be of your organization.
Why continuing education (CE)?
In today's health care environment, being a professional means more than just doing your job well. Technological advances and shifts in our nation's system of health care delivery demand that the professional radiologic technologist pursue continuing education just to keep current. Continuing education gives radiologic technologists a way to maintain competency and prevent professional obsolescence. It benefits technologists, the patients they serve and the profession as a whole.
Since 1995, continuing education has been mandatory for radiologic technologists registered by the ARRT. The Registry defines a continuing education activity as one that is "planned, organized and administered to enhance the knowledge and skills underlying the professional performance that the technologist uses to provide services to patients, the public or the medical profession. To qualify as a CE activity, it must provide sufficient depth and scope of a subject area."
What is Category A credit?
Category A activities are those evaluated and approved by a Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM). Because the ASRT is a RCEEM, any activity approved by the ASRT is awarded Category A or A+ credit. When choosing your CE activities, look for Category A or A+ approval.
What is the relation between ARRT and ASRT, SIIM and ABII?
What is CIIP?
Certified Imaging Informatics Professional (CIIP), a certification from the American Board of Imaging Informatics (ABII), demonstrates that an individual has mastered the necessary technical, clinical, and business skill sets to invest in quality improvement, be at the forefront of the profession, and innovate within the field of imaging informatics.
How to Become a CIIP?
Check here: HTTP://SIIM.ORG/PAGE/BECOME_CIIP
I am already CIIP certified, so how this course will benefit me?
You’ll have chance to update your knowledge and earn ASRT Approved CE Credits.
How long this CIIP certification will be valid?
The CIIP is good for 10 years, where there are requirements, including taking the exam again to be recertified. Here is the web link HTTPS://WWW.ABII.ORG/DOCS/10-YEAR-CERTIFICATION-REQUIREMENTS.PDF HTTPS://WWW.ABII.ORG/MAINTAINING-CERTIFICATION.ASPX. The four options for the 10-Year Requirements include: Practice, Education, Research, and Examination. Only one of the four options must be completed during the compliance period and pre-approval by ABII of the activity selected by the diplomat is not required. CIIP started in 2007, so this year is the first group who will need to re-certify.
Is there any preparation that I need to do before attending this course?
Yes, you need to have good understanding of basics of imaging informatics, standards, etc.
Why to invest in this training?
Would this class benefit CT or MRI technologists with regards to their line of work or is it more for PACS administrators?
Since the course has ASRT Category A credits, it would count for CT, MRI, and all ARRT CE requirements. There are plans to have content specific requirements at some point, but Imaging Informatics is part of all of the ARRT credentials.
Also, Informatics is becoming a larger part of all Imaging Technologists duties, and if they have that training they will be more proficient. They will also be able to be creative with workarounds in case there is a problem and they will be a hero.
Technologist input is helpful for any system changes or upgrades, and the more they understand, the more good ideas they can contribute.
Is there any discount offer?
Yes, you may avail of 15% discount on early registration and an additional 5% discount on being part of the group.
How do I request a brochure?
Go click HERE to download the brochure.
Is this course ARRT recognized? Are the topics in this course searchable in ARRT search tool?
Yes. Please search the session topics in the ARRT search took here: HTTPS://APPS.ARRT.ORG/FINDCE/
I am already CIIP certified; will these credits be applicable to ABIIs continuing education requirements?
These are ASRT approved, so are applicable to ABII. Also recognized by ARRT.CIIP Credits have to be related to one of the content categories in certification. And this course has them all.
Do we need laptops or equipment?
No.It is a CIIP prep course and it is not a "drill down" with integration interaction. It is lecture with a MOCK test.
Is it important to attend the complete course for getting CE credits?
Yes, it is.
How to Register?
Please visit registration page on our website at: HTTP://ACSMB.COM/TRAINING/UPCOMING_TRAINING?CID=28 or you may contact us at PACS.TRAINING@ACSMB.COM
What is the last date to register?
While focusing on the quality of the course, the size of class will be standard. We encourage the participants to register at the earliest and reserve the discounted seats. Late registration will be encouraged to join next available course.
How to process the payment?
Payment can be proceed via bank wire or online.
Course Fee $2,970/Participant
Book & pay on or before Feb 16th, 2018 & get
15% additional discount USD 2,525/participant
Book & pay on or before Mar 16th, 2018 & get
10% additional discount USD 2,673/participant
Corporate (Group Discount)
5% Discount on minimum of 4 Participants
Registration and Intro.
Hospital Information Systems, Clinical Informatics & Hospital Integration
PACS/RIS- Technical Needs, System Requirements, Scalability, Database, Sizing
Systems Management for Imaging Modalities and Data
Communication for PACS/RIS
Standards and Interoperability
Standards and Interoperability
DICOM/HL7 and IHE Exercises
Assessment & Group Discussion
Emerging trends in Healthcare Imaging Technology in context with Integration and Interoperability. Workflow: Dataflow
Advancement in VNA and Enterprise Imaging
An Overview of Diagnostic Imaging and Management Operations
Best Sourcing Techniques to Increase the Procurement Efficiencies (Imaging Informatics (II) which includes
PACS and VNA)
Project Management and Imaging Informatics Systems
Training and Education
Assessment & Group Discussion
CIIP Review Session
Review of Testing Elements: Exam preparation of estimated test content
Mock Examination: Simulation of CIIP examination under expected test conditions
Assessment & Group Discussion
|08:00 to 08:30||Registration & Introduction|
|08:30 to 10:00||Session One|
|10:00 to 10:15||Morning Break & Networking|
|10:15 to 12:15||Session Two|
|12:15 to 13:15||Lunch Break & Networking|
|13:15 to 14:45||Session Three|
|14:45 to 15:00||Evening Break & Networking|
|15:00 to 16:30||Session Four|