Course Schedule

Day 1 - Sunday 12 September, 2021
Registration & Introduction

Opening Remarks  & Introduction

Session One

Content Review I

Imaging Informatics Procurement

  • Evaluate Needs Analysis for PACS Purchase
  • Develop Cost Benefit Analysis and ROI
  • Understand Vendor Selection (RFI, RFP, Solicitation)
  • Evaluate Total Cost of Ownership for PACS Implementation
  • Discuss Contracts and Negotiation

Project Management

  • Project Feasibility Analysis
  • Project Goals, Scope, and Risk vs. Constraint
  • Project Management Process and Tools
  • Project Completion and Closing

PACS Operations

  • Quality Improvement and QA/QC strategy
  • Regulatory Compliance in Healthcare
  • PACS Policies, Staffing and Budget

Review Discussion

Quiz and Break
Session Two

Content Review II
Communications in Healthcare

  • Healthcare Organization and Relationships
  • Medical Terminology in Imaging
  • System Availability and Change Management
  • Notification and Customer Service
  • Planning and Reporting to Organization

Training Plans and Strategy

  • Evaluate Training NeedsLearning Types (Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic)
  • Program Types: Computer Based, Webinar and In Person
  • Evaluate Training Program Effectiveness
Quiz and Break
Session Three

Content Review III
PACS Image Management

  • Environmental Factors for PACS
  • PACS Standards and IHE Workflows
  • Image Import, Export and Exchange


Day 2 - Monday 13 September, 2021
Session One

Content Review IV
Review of Information Technology

  • Storage and Archiving Methods
  • Networking and Connectivity
  • Hardware and Software Types
  • IT Standards for Imaging

Review of Systems Management

  • Data Management for PACS
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
  • Problem Management and Troubleshooting
  • Imaging Security Strategy

Review Discussion

Quiz and Break
Session Two

Content Review V
Clinical Engineering

  • Imaging Modality Overview
  • Modality DICOM Integration
  • Diagnostic Display Standards and QC
  • Clinical Hazards in Imaging
Quiz and Break
Session Three

Content Review VI
Medical Imaging Informatics

  • Medical Imaging Workflow
  • IHE Integration Profiles
  • Clinical Informatics
  • DICOM and HL7
  • Standards in Imaging and Healthcare
  • Organizational PACS Integration Strategy

End of day interactive review session
This will be a practical, interactive group exercise going over all the content covered in a Q & A format

  • Review practical samples used in real life
  • Review of the certification and testing process

Administer Mock Test for CPAS & CIIP Exam under simulated test conditions
Group discussion of results
Closing Remarks

Course Program
Time Topic
Day 1
11:45 to 12:00Registration & Introduction
Day 1-2
12:00 to 14:00Session One
14:00 to 14:15Quiz and Break
14:15 to 15:15Session Two
15:15 to 15:30Quiz and Break
15:30 to 16:30Session Three