June 07-09, 2023, 06:00 PM - 09:35 PM Central Daylight Time

Training Objectives

  • This program will cover the recommended knowledge content required to administer a PACS or an advanced Enterprise Imaging system.
  • Participants will get an intensive review of course material from the CPAS & CIIP certification perspective and practical knowledge needed in daily work.
  • Participants will gain an understanding of the Procurement and Project Management process and the techniques for a successful PACS implementation.
  • Instruction on current Operations Management with Medical Communication and various Training techniques to maximize user effectiveness. Discussion on Clinical Engineering and Image Management with DICOM and HL7 integration of modalities and industry standard IHE imaging workflows
  • Focus on Systems Management and Information Technology skills needed for optimal image availability and system resilience.
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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 covers a 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 and is also useful as a preparation workshop. Staff sometimes get encouraged to take a PACS Administration position and never get formally trained, or do not feel they know what is needed to do the job.

This course can enhance that knowledge and increase proficiency to bring success. Methodical instruction takes the participants through the topics that are familiar to the jobs and expands upon them, interjecting real-world experiences and interactive discussion to add context. Presented by experienced professional, 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.

Participants who complete the course will get to understand:

  • What to expect from an Imaging Informatics certification examination and validate readiness to succeed.
  • What is expected of a PACS Administrator now and in the near future.
  • How we can optimize what tools we have and be able to justify better ones.
  • If they are IT based, they will learn clinical content
  • If they are Clinical based, they will learn IT content
  • Clinical Informatics and how all departments contribute to the healthcare big picture.
  • Participant will leave the course with actionable information that can be immediately used to operate and expand a multi-departmental PACS with an eye on future growth to meet organizational needs and optimal patient care.
  • Existing CIIP credentialed participants can get CE credit for CIIP renewal requirements and also count for ARRT and other clinical credentials.
  • Candidates for CIIP
  • Experienced PACS Administrators
  • Technologists who want to learn PACS and Informatics
  • New PACS Administrators
  • PACS Managers and Directors
  • Commercial Representatives
  • Imaging Managers
  • Clinical Informatics
  • Intense Training by an Expert who Currently Practices
  • Online Quizzes
  • Individual assignments and interaction
  • Using brainstorming techniques, images, and graphics for quality learning
  • Feedback discussion of the previous session activities
  • Interactive review for exam
  • Mock Certification exam given to gauge readiness
  • Course material
  • Certificate of Achievement



  • Specific session (s) can also be purchased separately by asking us for the promo code at Kevin.McKinney@acsazp.com.
  • 10% early bird discount will also apply to the separately purchased session (s) until the valid early bird discount date, Mar 30, 2023.


  • The condition applies. The group has to be from same facility/organization.
  • In case of a group, each participant has to fill the registration form separately. However, payment can be made by one person for all.
  • Besides the online payment option, the check or bank wire transfer will also do.The check can be mailed at 2715 E Cholla St., Phoenix, AZ 85028. For bank wire transfer details, contact Kevin at Kevin.McKinney@acsazp.com
  • 5% Referral Refund. Registered person if refers someone from a different organization will get 5% refund provided the referred person attends.


Day 1 - Wednesday 07 June, 2023
Registration & Introduction (5:50 pm TO 6:00 pm)

Opening Remarks  & Introduction

Session One (6:00 pm TO 7:40 pm)

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
Break and Quiz ( 7:40 pm To 8:00 pm)
Session Two (8:00 pm TO 9:25 pm)

Content Review II
PACS Operations

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

Training Plans and Strategy

  • Evaluate Training NeedsLearning Types (Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic)
  • Program Types: Computer Based, Webinar and In Person
  • Evaluate Training Program Effectiveness
Review Discussion and Quiz (9:25 pm TO 9:35 pm)
Day 2 - Thursday 08 June, 2023
Session Three (6:00 pm TO 7:40 pm)

Content Review III
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

PACS Image Management

  • Environmental Factors for PACS
  • PACS Standards and IHE Workflows
  • Image Import, Export and Exchange
Break and Quiz ( 7:40 pm To 8:00 pm )
Session Four (8:00 pm TO 9:25 pm)

Content Review IV
Review of Information Technology

  • Storage and Archiving Methods
  • Networking and Connectivity
  • Hardware and Software Types
  • IT Standards for Imaging
Review Discussion and Quiz (9:25 pm TO 9:35 pm)
Day 3 - Friday 09 June, 2023
Session Five (6:00 pm TO 7:40 pm)

Content Review V
Review of Systems Management

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

Clinical Engineering

  • Imaging Modality Overview
  • Modality DICOM Integration
  • Diagnostic Display Standards and QC
  • Clinical Hazards in Imaging
Break and Quiz ( 7:40 pm To 8:00 pm )
Session Six (8:00 pm TO 9:20 pm)

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

Quiz ( 9:20 pm To 09:30 pm)
Course Program
Time Topic
Day 1
17:50 to 18:00Registration & Introduction
Day 1-3
18:00 to 19:40Session One
19:40 to 20:00Break and Quiz ( 7:40 pm To 8:00 pm)
20:00 to 21:25Session Two
21:25 to 21:35Review Discussion and Quiz (9:25 pm TO 9:35 pm)