WEBINAR: PACS, VNA and Enterprise Imaging: Real-world Integrations and Experiences

July 27-28, 2020, 7:10 am – 5:30 pm Mountain Time

Training Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • This program will cover the knowledge areas required to architect an advanced enterprise imaging system
  • Lectures and whiteboard discussions will cover VNA, system architecture, current generation and next generation technologies required to meet the evolving needs of the physician community
  • Focused on enterprise imaging needs to prepare managers and administrators to transition from facility based to enterprise systems
  • Students will leave the course with actionable information that can be immediately used to design and implement VNA, multidepartmental PACS, encounters-based workflows and non-DICOM integration
  • Discussion will be done on Operational aspects of Diagnostic Imaging as it relates to Imaging Informatics as they are becoming more involved data driven management
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Instructor of this course

Kyle M. Henson

Founder and CEO VNA Heartbeat
Former Director of Operations, DataFirst Corp
Instructor: PACS, VNA and Enterprise
Imaging Architecture and Design
MBA in Healthcare Administration
Working on Doctorate of Management

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ASRT APPROVED 21 CATEGORY A CE CREDITS


PREVIOUS TRAINING FEEDBACK



As health systems continue to consolidate and solutions become more complex, the demand for highly skilled PACS and Informatics Professional staff is ever more critical and rewarding.  Imaging professionals are expected to provide access to any images anywhere at any time in order to optimize patient care.  The term enterprise imaging has come about to reflect the shift from diagnostic radiology procedures to diverse medical imaging as dermatology, pathology and surgery so all can be viewed together.  Presented by an experienced professional, this program will cover the inner workings of Imaging Informatics from the traditional local PACS to the eventual transition to an advanced Enterprise Imaging system. Emerging trends such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), FHIR and blockchain based applications will be discussed and interactive discussion is encouraged throughout entire course.

You will leave this course with an advanced understanding of: 

  • PACS/EMR/Viewers/VNA/Enterprise Worklist and the other components required to architect an enterprise imaging system
  • The differences and uses of enterprise PACS and enterprise imaging systems
  • Preparations required to successfully transition to enterprise imaging and VNA
  • Design and architecture considerations when building a system to hold billions of images
  • When and how to use image routers or to put VNA before PACS
  • All components required to implement a fully functional deconstructed or PACS-less environment
  • Full comprehension of compression and where it should be applied in the environment
  • How AI and blockchain impact imaging
  • Monetization of image sets for AI training
  • Enterprise worklist layer implementation and considerations
  • How to manage and troubleshoot an advanced imaging program 
  • Composition and skills required of an imaging team 
  • Effective utilization of network and storage resources as systems scale
  • CIOs
  • VNA/Enterprise Imaging Administrators
  • Imaging Directors
  • Senior PACS Administrators
  • Radiology Directors
  • Infrastructure Directors
  • Presentations & lectures
  • Certificate with Activity Approved by ASRT
  • Course material

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  • The coordinator will keep records indicating when each attendee logs on and off. It will be verified after the webinar.
  • In order to get the approved CE credits, you need to have full attendance for each session.
  • Attendees will complete a Web survey after the broadcast through a web link.
You may register by fax or online:

To register by fax:

Download the brochure and complete the registration form given as a last page of the brochure and fax to: 602-560-0253

To register online:

Step 1 – Go to the course page and click ‘Register Now’

Step 2 - Complete the registration form, read and check the ‘terms and conditions’ box and click on ‘Register’. You’ll receive a confirmation email.

Step 3 - Click on ‘Confirm’ in the confirmation email and you'll be taken to the login page. Login and click the "Add to Cart" button that suits your needs and click "Pay by Credit Card" to enter your payment details. You'll receive a payment confirmation email as well as a Welcoming Package with the full itinerary.

Please check following questions to see how the whole thing works.

If you have any question or need assistance, please and thank you reach Kevin at: 602-263-8958
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There will be a 'Question and Answer' box in the corner of your screen. Type your question in the box and send it direct to the Instructor. The Instructor will address your question at the earliest and at an appropriate time during the presentation.
There will be a Coordinator who will help address your problems. The Coordinator will make sure that you are able to login and attend the webinar properly.
Full attendance will be required to get credits on each activity. As per ASRT instructions, getting the credits for each activity requires you to attend minimum 88 minutes class for 90 minutes activity. Falling short of this for any activity will result in credits not being awarded for that particular activity.
As per ASRT guidelines:
  • The coordinator will keep records indicating when each attendee logs on and off.
  • Attendees will complete a web survey after the broadcast. Attendees will be given web address/link to access the survey.
  • The web address/link will not be given until the end of the broadcast
At the end of the webinar series your attendance will be verified and your credits will be made available to you. You must be in full attendance for every session in order to be able to receive the approved CE credits/certificate.
After your attendance is reviewed and verified your certificate will be ready in 2 business days and will be available to you at your ACS account. You will be notified through an email of the same. You will be able to print your certificate.
Yes, these are approved by ASRT and recognized by ARRT. In order to get the credits on each session you will have to attend each session in full.
Each session will start at the scheduled time. The confirmation email that we send you will have start and end time of each session mentioned and listed in Mountain Time with Time zone conversion chart also available at the bottom of webinar web page or in the ‘Time Zone’ tab. We suggest you to login to the session 10 minutes prior to the start time. The earlier you login the better it will be to avoid missing any of the session.
You will not be able to get the credits for that session. In order to be able to get the credits you have to attend the sessions in full.
It saves your time and money. No travel, no hotel stay and still be able to get the credits from the comfort of being home.
Yes, in case of any problem we will reach you to address the problem.
American Society of Radiologic Technologist (ASRT) is the premier professional association of people working in medical imaging and radiation therapy
ASRT membership helps you advance your career, keep up with continuing education, advocate for your patients, network with colleagues and much more.
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
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.
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."
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.
  • The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) is a credentialing organization, not a professional society. ARRT is the world’s largest organization offering credentials in medical imaging, interventional procedures, and radiation therapy. It certifies and registers technologists in a range of disciplines by overseeing and administering education, ethics, and examination requirements. Although they support the professional growth and development of our registrants, their main purpose is to assess and recognize qualified individuals in medical imaging, interventional procedures, and radiation therapy.
  • ASRT is an organization for professionals in radiologic science. Members enjoy access to CE, peer-reviewed journals, a member magazine, and discounts on products and services. ASRT is an ARRT-approved RCEEM+ for CE credits.
  • Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) is professional organization at the nexus of medical imaging and information technologies. It seeks to spearhead research, education, and the discovery of solutions to advance imaging informatics and patient care. The interdisciplinary organization allows physicians, administrators, health information professionals, technologists, scientists, and engineers to learn from one another.
  • American Board of Imaging Informatics (ABII) is a non-profit organization that sponsor the Imaging Informatics Professional Certification program and awards the Imaging Informatics Professional designation to the qualified candidates. Funded by SIIM and ARR, ABII offers national certification program that defines the standards for demonstrated knowledge and competence in the medical imaging informatics.
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.
Check here: HTTP://SIIM.ORG/PAGE/BECOME_CIIP
You’ll have chance to update your knowledge and earn ASRT Approved CE Credits.
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.
Yes, you need to have good understanding of basics of imaging informatics, standards, etc.
1. It carries ASRT Approved Category A Credits.
2. Preparation for CIIP Exam.
  • CIIP Review of Testing Elements: exam preparation of estimated test content.
  • Mock Examination - simulation of CIIP examination under expected test conditions.
  • Examination Review - proper exam responses and answer questions
3. It’s a great certification recognized world over. 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.
4. Develop your value as a CIIP and transition into a new role as a leader in the enterprise.
5. Insufficient quality training on the PACS subject worldwide.
6. Experienced trainers from Europe and US, who know ins and outs of the subject.
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.
Yes, you may avail of discount on early registration and an additional discount on being part of the group.
Yes. Please search the session topics in the ARRT search took here: HTTPS://APPS.ARRT.ORG/FINDCE/
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.
Not in the CIIP Certification Boot Camp. It is a CIIP prep course and it is not a "drill down" with integration interaction. It is lecture with a MOCK test. However, you may need laptop in the PACS, VNA, Enterprise classes. In case of laptop need you will be notified in the email. You may also ask the coordinator of the courses at Kevin.McKinney@acssazp.com.
You may register by fax or online: To register by fax:

Download the brochure and complete the registration form given as a last page of the brochure and fax to: 602-560-0253

To register online:

Step 1 – Go to the course page and click ‘Register Now’

Step 2 - Complete the registration form, read and check the ‘terms and conditions’ box and click on ‘Register’. You’ll receive a confirmation email.

Step 3 - Click on ‘Confirm’ in the confirmation email and you'll be taken to the login page. Login and click the "Add to Cart" button that suits your needs and click "Pay by Credit Card" to enter your payment details. You'll receive a payment confirmation email as well as a Welcoming Package with the full itinerary.

Please check following question to see how the whole thing works.

If you have any question or need assistance, please and thank you reach Kevin at: 602-263-8958
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.
1. You can make online payment (steps mentioned in the question ‘How to Register?’)
2. You can do bank wire transfer. Email us at Kevin.McKinney@acsazp.com to take details.
3. You can mail a check to: PO Box 16245, Phoenix, AZ 85011-6245

Course Fee $1,650/Participant

15% off ( Use promo code: H5AL5OS3A )

5% Early Discount till June 30th, 2020, to pay $1,320/participant.
5% additional discount on group of minimum 3 participants (from same organization)

NOTE: 5% Referral Refund. Registered person if refers someone from a different organization will get 5% refund provided the referred person attends.


WEBINAR: PACS, VNA and Enterprise Imaging: Real-world Integrations and Experiences - Course Schedule

Day 1 - Monday 27 July, 2020
Session One

Overview of basic technology

  • DICOM transactions
  • SOP Class, Transfer syntax
  • ADT, ORM ORU
  • IAN integration with the EMR
  • Compression and impacts on systems, network and storage
  • Common workflows and issues
Break
Session Two

Facility based PACS and  Archives

  • End to end data flow and storage implications
  • Non-standard data flows and impacts
  • VNA as PACS archive
  • CPACS and specialty imaging
Session Three

Trouble shooting EI Applications, Integrations & SQL

  • Integration points
  • Chain of events
  • When to call vendor(S)
  • SQL basics and queries
  • SQL Practical Exercise
Lunch
Session Four

Enterprise Imaging Basics

  • Composition and required skillsets of EI team
  • Reconciliation, synchronization and data quality
  • Multiple PACS considerations and issues
  • Offsite – multi site archival considerations
  • Image Routers and advanced workflows
Session Five

EMR integration and zero-footprint viewers

  • Pros and cons of zero footprint viewers
  • Who are the users of zero footprint and what are the requirements
  • Image workflow and impacts
  • URL integration methods and populating EMR
Break
Session Six

Group Discussions, Question and Answers, Diagram and Troubleshooting

  • Application of concepts from the course to solve local challenges
  • Whiteboard, system diagraming and architecture based on student provided requirements, the end to end system processes of systems covered
  • Professional discussion and group responses to real world home facility needs and situations 
  • Opportunity to present real life issues for troubleshooting
Day 2 - Tuesday 28 July, 2020
Session One

Non-DICOM imaging workflows

  • Dermatology, pathology, surgery, Emergency
  • Encounters based workflow considerations and tools
  • Use cases and integration points
  • Pros and cons of DICOM encapsulation
  • DICOM Image creation practical exercise
 Break
Session Two

Advanced VNA Architecture and design

  • Data segmentation and segregation considerations
  • Queue management processing rules
  • Multiple AE titles and many to one relationships
  • Disaster recovery and failover
  • Storage of report data
  • Patient ID management (PIX / PDQ)
Session Three

Enterprise Imaging Architecture

  • PACS first or VNA first
  • Local, regional or national level VNA
  • Integration with EMR, other applications 
  • XDS, XDS-I integration
  • Specialty viewers and department workflows
  Lunch
Session Four
  • Data Management
    • Data migrations to VNA, from VNA and data sharing between systems
    • Data cleansing (images – reports)
    • Normalization of DICOM data and tag management
    • Private tags, non-standard data and support of SOP Classes
    • Migration planning and execution 
    • Storage planning and management
       
Session Five

Emerging technologies and their impact to imaging

  • Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR)
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Blockchain
  • Monetization and selling of imaging data
  • Image Exchanges
  • Wearable devices
 Break
Session Six

Group Discussions, Question and Answers, Diagram and Troubleshooting

  • Application of concepts from the course to solve local challenges
  • Whiteboard, system diagraming and architecture based on student provided requirements, the end to end system processes of systems covered
  • Professional discussion and group responses to real world home facility needs and situations
  • Opportunity to present real life issues for troubleshooting
COURSE SCHEDULE ACROSS DIFFERENT TIME ZONES
Topic HAWAII ALASKA PACIFIC MOUNTAIN CENTRAL EASTERN ATLANTIC
SESSION ONE 4:10 AM 5:10 AM 6:10 AM 7:10 AM 8:10 AM 9:10 AM 10:10 AM
SESSION TWO 5:50 AM 6:50 AM 7:50 AM 8:50 AM 9:50 AM 10:50 AM 11:50 AM
SESSION THREE 7:30 AM 8:30 AM 9:30 AM 10:30 AM 11:30 AM 12:30 PM 1:30 PM
SESSION FOUR 9:40 AM 10:40 AM 11:40 AM 12:40 PM 1:40 PM 2:40 PM 3:40 PM
SESSOIN FIVE 11:20 AM 12:20 PM 1:20 PM 2:20 PM 3:20 PM 4:20 PM 5:20 PM
SESSION SIX 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM
Note:
There will be 10 minutes break after each session except between 3rd and 4th sessions which is 40 minutes. Beware of the Day light savings time or call Kevin at +1 (602) 263-8958.