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
 Break
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
  Lunch
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

 

 Break
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