WEBINAR: CURRENT TRENDS IN ENTERPRISE IMAGING - AN INTERACTIVE COURSE

February 01-04, 2021, 6:00 pm - 9:15 pm, Central Standard Time

Training 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, multi-departmental PACS, encounters-based workflows and non-DICOM integration
  • Students will understand PACS and enterprise imaging data base design, query design and be able to generate simple queries and reports from their own systems
  • FHIR and artificial intelligence are hot topics in the industry, individuals will learn how AI is trained and issues with generalization. They will also learn how FHIR integrations are designed and be able to create basic FHIR transactions.
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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 12 CATEGORY A CE CREDITS


The pace of change in enterprise imaging only increases year over year. Current trends in enterprise imaging is an online course developed to ensure that PACS Admins, Systems Analysts, Imaging Management, and IT Management are up to date with technology and best practices throughout the industry. The course consists of a combination of lectures, group discussions and hands on practical exercises designed to educate and challenge all levels of students.

The course begins with fundamentals of DICOM including, data compression and how it impacts overall system design and includes the creation and manipulation of DICOM data from regular pictures. The course continues through system architecture, advanced enterprise imaging design, management, and storage planning. Hands on exercises include database creation and SQL queries, as well as the development and execution of a FHIR interface with real time FHIR transactions to public servers.

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 t o 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
  • Database design and query languages
  • An understanding of the basics of cloud technology and their impact on imaging
  • 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
  • An overview of the Imaging Informatics content expected by the American Board of Imaging Informatics (ABII)
  • IT managers / Directors
  • IT Systems Analysts
  • IT Systems Architects
  • Integration Specialists
  • PACS / VNA Administrators
  • Imaging Architects
  • Imaging Manager / Directors
  • Biomedical Engineers
  • Clinical Automation Managers
  • Clinical Informaticists
  • Health Information Management Specialists
  • Foundational technical knowledge
  • Group discussions regarding problems and solutions faced at home facilities
  • Hands on exercises to develop competency on related technologies
  • Online quizzes
  • Feedback from prior sessions
  • Questions and topics related to issues currently facing facilities
  • Course material
  • Certificate of Achievement

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 Kevin.McKinney@acsazp.com

Webinars – Registration and Payment
ASRT, ARRT, CE Credits, SIIM, ABII

Webinars – Registration and Payment

How can I register for Webinar and how does the whole thing work?
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 –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 questions or need assistance, please and thank you reach Kevin at: 602-263-8958

How to process the payment?

  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: 2715 E Cholla St, Phoenix, AZ 85028-1815

How soon I can login?
You will be able to login 10-15 minutes prior to each activity/session. Don’t take a chance, so better will be to login early.

How do I join webinar/meeting?
Joining is easy, just takes few seconds.

Just click the link in the invite that you will be provided with in email. You will proceed to your session immediately. Just remember to register first if attending a webinar.

How can I join Zoom meeting and what are the pre-requisites?
Please check the details as how to join the meeting at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-meeting

How do I ask the Instructor questions?
There will be a 'chat on 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.

What if I have problems viewing the webinar?
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.

How much attendance will be required for each activity/session?
Full attendance will be required to get credits on each activity. As per ASRT instructions and guidelines, getting the credits for each activity requires you not miss more about 2 minutes of any activity. Not complying to any activity will result in credits not being awarded for that particular activity.

How do you take attendance?
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.

How do I receive my 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.

Is it important to attend the complete course for getting CE credits?
Yes, it is.

Are these CE credits approved and recognized by ASRT and ARRT?
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.

When will the sessions start?
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 the 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.

What if I miss any 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.

Why a webinar?
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.

Will the webinar recording be available?
No, it will be live.

Do I need to keep a phone with me?
Yes, in case of any problem we will reach you to address the problem.

ASRT, ARRT, CE Credits, SIIM, ABII

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?

  • 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.

Course Fee $960/Participant

Early Bird Discount
15% discount till Nov 16, 2020 to pay $ 816/participant
10% discount till Jan 05, 2021 to pay $ 864/participant

Group Discount
5% additional discount on group of minimum 3 participants (from same organization)
10% additional discount on group of minimum 4 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: CURRENT TRENDS IN ENTERPRISE IMAGING - AN INTERACTIVE COURSE - Course Schedule

Day 1 - Monday 01 February, 2021
Session One (6:00 pm - 07:50 pm)

Overview of basic technology

  • DICOM transactions.
  • SOP Class, Transfer syntax.
  • ADT, ORM ORU.
  • IAN integration with the EMR.
  • Compression & impacts on systems, network & storage
  • Common Workflows & Issues
  • Practical exercise – DICOM creation & manipulation
Quiz (10 minutes)
Break (15 minutes)
Session Two (8:15 pm - 09:05 pm)

Facility based PACS & Archives

  • End to end data flow & storage implications.
  • Non-standard data flows & impacts.
  • VNA as PACS archive
  • CPACS & specialty imaging.
Quiz (10 minutes)
Day 2 - Tuesday 02 February, 2021
Session One (6:00 pm - 07:50 pm)

Enterprise Imaging basics and VNA Design

  • Composition and required skillsets of EI team
  • Reconciliation, synchronization and data quality
  • Multiple PACS considerations and issues
  • Data segmentation and segregation considerations
  • Queue management processing rules
  • Naming conventions
  • Disaster recovery and failover
  • Storage of report data
  • Patient ID management (PIX / PDQ)
Quiz (10 minutes)
Break (15 minutes)
Session Two (8:15 pm - 09:05 pm)

Database design and SQL practical exercise

  • Similarities and differences between spreadsheets and databases
  • Relational database design
  • Database query syntax
    • Select/From/Where
    • Count/Distinct/Join
    • Select vs Update vs Delete
  • Exercise and execution of SQL queries against a PACS database
Quiz (10 minutes)
Day 3 - Wednesday 03 February, 2021
Session One (6:00 pm - 07:50 pm)

Enterprise Imaging Architecture and Data Migrations

  • PACS first or VNA first
  • Local, regional or national level VNA
  • Integration with EMR, other applications
  • XDS, XDS-I integration
  • 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
Quiz (10 minutes)
Break (15 minutes)
Session Two (8:15 pm - 09:05 pm)

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR)

  • SMART on FHIR
  • FHIR Basics
  • Resources vs Operations
  • JSON and XML
  • FHIR query design
  • Practical Exercise
Quiz (10 minutes)
Day 4 - Thursday 04 February, 2021
Session One (6:00 pm - 07:50 pm)

Viewers, EMR integration, and non-DICOM Content

  • 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
  • Dermatology, pathology, surgery, Emergency
  • Encounters based workflow considerations and tools
  • Use cases and integration points
  • Pros and cons of DICOM encapsulation
Quiz (10 minutes)
Break (15 minutes)
Session Two (8:15 pm - 09:05 pm)

Emerging technologies, their impact in imaging

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Blockchain
  • Cloud computing
  • Small group discussion and problem solving of issues at home facilities
Quiz (10 minutes)
Course Program
Time Topic
Day 1-4
18:00 to 19:50Session One
19:50 to 20:00Quiz
20:00 to 20:15Break
20:15 to 21:05Session Two
21:05 to 21:15Quiz