PACS and Imaging Informatics: Certification Boot Camp Review

Jul 31, 2020 Clarion Inn & Suites-Tabla, Orlando, FL, 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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CIIP and PARCA Preparatory Class



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 CE Credits 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
  • Presentations & lectures
  • Group discussions
  • Exercises & use cases
  • Certificate with Activity Approved by ASRT
  • Course material
  • Lunch with coffee/tea breaks

Venue: Clarion Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando Resort.
5829 Grand National Drive, Orlando, FL, 32819, US
Phone (407) 351-3800 Fax (407) 363-2793

To get ACS group rates, visit following link:

$82.00 –Non-smoking Standard 2 Queen Bed Rooms + Taxes are 12.5% per room ($92.25 with tax).
In case of any problem, you may email Jessica Lawrence, Sales Manager, at or call her or front desk at 407-351-3800

BREAKFAST: Not included with rate. Hotel can add breakfast buffet for $9.95 + 6.5% tax per person, per day serviced inside ballroom or add voucher breakfast for $7.00 + 6.5% tax per person, per day for use inside Roast Café, payable by guest with hotel room reservation. Otherwise, it can be purchased by guest directly at Roast Café in lobby between 7:00 am to 11:00 am daily from the a la carte menu.

CANCELLATION: Once each of ACS group guests’ book and reserve their rooms, they will be able to cancel their own reservation up to 3-days prior to arrival at no charge. Any cancelations made after (within 3-days of arrival) they will forfeit the non-refundable 1st night room and tax only as late cancel penalty. The guest room will auto release after cut off back to hotel inventory for resale.

For more details you may check hotel policy.

Course Fee $ 900/Participant

Early Bird Discount

  • 10% discount till Apr. 30, 2020 to pay $810/participant
  • 5% discount till May. 29, 2020 to pay $855/participant
  • 5% additional discount on group of minimum 2 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.

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

Day 1 - Friday 31 July, 2020
Opening Session

Registration and Intro

Session One

Content Review I: Introduction to IIP and Procurement

  • Introduction to Imaging Informatics Professional
    • PACS Administrator and Imaging Informatics Professional
    • Certification process and content
  • 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
Morning Break & Networking
Session Two

Content Review II – IT Project Management and Operations Management

  • Implementation and Project Management
    • Project Feasibility Analysis
    • Goals, Scope, and Risk
    • Project Management Process and Tools
    • Closing Strategy and Completion
  • PACS / Enterprise Imaging Operations
    • Quality Improvement – QA/QC
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Policies, Staffing and Budgeting
Break & Networking
Session Three

Content Review III: Communications, Support , and Image Management

  • 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
  • Review of Image Management
    • Workflow
    • Reading Room
    • Import /Export/ Image Exchange
Lunch Break & Networking
Session Four

Content Review IV : Information Technology and Systems Management

  • Review of Information Technology
    • Storage and Archiving
    • Networking
    • Hardware and Software
    • IT Standards
  • Review of Systems Management
    • Data Management
    • Problem Solving
    • Security and HIPAA
Afternoon Break & Networking
Session Five

Content Review V : Clinical Engineering and Medical Imaging Informatics

  • 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
Break & Networking
Session Six

Imaging Informatics Professional: Interactive Review and Preparation

  • Review of course content and group discussion
  • Review of acronyms and terms in Imaging Informatics
  • Review of testing Process
  • Review of Sample Testing Elements Simulation of certification examination under expected test conditions
  • Evaluation of Simulated Responses and scoring
  • Discuss simulation element rationale in Group Review
Course Program
Time Topic
07:10 to 08:40Session One
08:40 to 08:50Morning Break & Networking
08:50 to 10:20Session Two
10:20 to 10:30Break & Networking
10:30 to 12:00Session Three
12:00 to 12:40Lunch Break & Networking
12:40 to 14:10Session Four
14:10 to 14:20Afternoon Break & Networking
14:20 to 15:50Session Five
15:50 to 16:00Break & Networking
16:00 to 17:30 Session Six