PACS and Imaging Informatics: Certification Boot Camp Review

Nov 09, 2019 Quality Inn Phoenix Airport - Phoenix, AZ, USA

Training Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • This program will cover the recommended knowledge areas required to administer a PACS or an advanced Enterprise Imaging system.
  • Students will get an intensive review of course material from the certification perspective and useful knowledge needed in daily work.
  • Students will gain an understanding of the Project Management process and the use of tools and monitoring techniques for successful projects.
  • Discussion on Clinical Engineering and Image Management for DICOM and HL7 integration of modalities and industry standard imaging workflows
  • Instruction on current Medical Communication and Terminology, Provider Roles and various Training techniques to maximize user effectiveness.
  • Focus on Systems Management and Information Technology skills needed for optimal image availability.
  • Discussion will be done on Operational aspects of Diagnostic Imaging as it relates to Imaging Informatics as they are becoming more involved in data driven Medical Imaging Informatics.
  • Students will leave the course with actionable information that can be immediately used to design and implement VNA, multi-departmental PACS, encounters-based workflows with DICOM and non-DICOM.
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Instructor of this course

Ronald W. Gilbert

Manager, Enterprise Imaging & Informatics, WellStar Health System, Atlanta, GA
Instructor: PACS and Imaging Informatics
MS IS Mgmt, Health Informatics
B.S. Radiologic Sciences,

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This course is day-long instruction and review of the recommended content and skill set needed for a PACS Administrator or an Imaging Informatics Professional. The course content follows the content listed for a typical certification examination is intended also as a preparation workshop. Staff sometimes get encouraged to take a PACS Administration position And never got formally trained, or do not feel they know what is needed to do the job. This course can enhance that knowledge and increase proficiency and bring success. Methodical instruction takes the student through the topics that are familiar to the jobs and expands upon them, interjecting with real world experiences and interactive discussion 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.

You will leave this course with an advanced understanding of:

  • What to expect from an Imaging Informatics certification examination
  • What is expected of a PACS Administrator from the professional organizations
  • Existing CIIP credentialed students can get ECE credit for CIIP
  • New ideas to bring back to work
  • Candidates for CIIP
  • Experienced PACS Administrators
  • Technologists who want to learn PACS and Informatics
  • New PACS Administrators
  • PACS Manager And Director Commercial Representatives
  • Imaging Managers
  • Clinical Informatics

Venue: Hotel Quality Inn Phoenix Airport.
5121 E. La Puente Avenue,
Phoenix, Arizona, 85044, USA

To get ACS group rates ($72.99), email Alexandria Parks (Alex), Regional Director, at or call front desk at 480-893-3900

Free hotel Shuttle service is available from Sky Harbor International Airport. Hours are 5am-10am and 5pm-1am

Course Fee $ 800/Participant

Early Bird Discount

  • 15% discount till Sep 30, 2019 to pay $ 680/participant
  • 10% discount till Oct 15, 2019 to pay $ 720/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 10% refund provided the referred person registers.

PACS and Imaging Informatics: Certification Boot Camp Review - Course Schedule

Day 1 - Saturday 09 November, 2019
Opening Session

Registration and Intro

Session One

Content Review I

  • Imaging Informatics Procurement
    • Needs Assessment – PACS vs. Enterprise
    • Cost Benefit Analysis and ROI
    • Vendor Selection (RFI, RFA, RFP)
    • Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Value
    • Contract Management
  • Implementation and Project Management
    • Project Feasibility Analysis
    • Goals, Scope, and Risk
    • Project Management Process and Tools
    • Closing Strategy and Completion
Session Two

Content Review II

  • PACS / Enterprise Imaging Operations 
    • Quality Improvement – QA/QC
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Policies, Staffing and Budgeting
  • Communications in Healthcare
    • Healthcare Organization and Relationships
    • Medical Terminology in Imaging
    • System Availability and Change Management
    • Planning and Reporting
  • Training, Support, and Help Desk
    • Learning Types (Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic)
    • Training Programs – Computer Based vs Live Instruction
Session Three

 Content Review III

  • Review of Image Management
    • Workflow
    • Reading Room
    • Import /Export/ Image Exchange
  • Review of Information Technology
    • Storage and Archiving
    • Networking
    • Hardware and Software
    • IT Standards
  • Review of Systems Management
    • Data Management
    • Problem Solving
    • Security and HIPAA
Session Four

Content Review IV

  • Review of Clinical Engineering
    • Modality Support
    • Modality Integration/ DICOM
    • Display QC
    • Clinical Hazards
  • Review of Medical Imaging Informatics
    • Imaging Workflow
    • Systems Integration – HIS, RIS, EHR, VNA
    • Imaging Standards – DICOM, HL7, etc.
    • IHE Profiles and Connectivity
    • Image Architecture – Enterprise vs PACS
  • Review of Systems Management
    • Data Management
    • Problem Solving
    • Security and HIPAA
Session Five

Imaging Informatics Interactive Review

  • Review of Acronyms in Imaging Informatics
  • Review of Testing Process
  • Review of Sample Testing Elements


Session Six

Simulated Certifi ation Exam and Review

  • Simulation of certification examination under expected test conditions
  • Evaluation of Simulated Responses and scoring
  • Discuss Exam element rationale in Group Review
Course Program
Time Topic
Day 1
07:30 to 08:00Registration & Introduction
Day 1-1
08:00 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 17:30 Session Six