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

October 24-25, 2019 Normandy Farm, Blue Bell, PA, USA

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
  • Students will see the Procurement process and vendor selection methods that are commonly used with IT Systems including PACS, VNA, and integrated Informatics
  • Students will gain an understanding of theProject Management process and the use of tools and monitoring techniques for successful projects.
  • Students will get an intensive review of course material from the certification perspective and useful knowledge needed in daily work
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Instructor of this course

Kyle M. Henson

Founder VNA Heartbeat
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


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 experienced professionals, 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
  • Understand 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 
  • PACS Operations and management with communications and training skills 
  • Participation in the Procurement and Project Management process and the jargon used
  • CIOs
  • VNA/Enterprise Imaging Administrators
  • Imaging Directors
  • Senior PACS Administrators
  • Radiology Directors
  • Infrastructure Directors
  • Presentations & lectures
  • Group discussions
  • Exercises & use cases
  • Certificate with Activity Approved by of ASRT
  • Course material
  • USB with all material
  • Lunch with coffee/tea breaks

Standard laptop will be needed for the exercises, better with Windows OS.

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Course Fee $1,800/Participant

Early Bird Discount

  • 15% discount till Sep 15, 2019 to pay $ 1,530/participant
  • 10% discount till Sep 30, 2019 to pay $ 1,620/participant
  • 15% additional discount on group of minimum 2 participants (from same organization)

NOTE: Registered person if refers someone from a different organization will get 15% refund provided the referred person registers.


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

Day 1 - Thursday 24 October, 2019
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
  • 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
       
  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
  • 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

[Students/professionals come up with problems and real-world design questions based on challenges that they face at their facilities and the group works together to brainstorm solutions based on the best practices]
 

Day 2 - Friday 25 October, 2019
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
       
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
  • Trouble shooting EI applications and Integrations
    • Integration points
    • Chain of events
    • When to call vendor(S)
    • Proactive monitoring tools
       
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

[Students/professionals come up with problems and real-world design questions based on challenges that they face at their facilities and the group works together to brainstorm solutions based on the best practice]

Course Program
Time Topic
07:30 to 09:00Session One
09:00 to 09:10 Break
09:10 to 10:40Session Two
10:40 to 12:10Session Three
12:10 to 12:50  Lunch
12:50 to 14:20Session Four
14:20 to 15:50Session Five
15:50 to 16:00 Break
16:00 to 17:30Session Six