INTRODUCTION TO PACS Administration

PACS Basics Unleashed: Unlock Your PACS Career!

May 23, 2024, 7:00 AM - 05:30 PM HOTEL TOWERS ROTANA, DUBAI, UAE

Training Objectives

  • An understanding of the practical and operational issues essential to a successful PACS implementation, upgrade, or migration
  • Discuss PACS image management and workstation optimization
  • Understand Clinical Informatics and how PACS works with all areas of healthcare
  • Discuss deployment of a PACS support system to manage operational issues and downtime
  • Understand complex PACS workflows and a possible transition to Enterprise Imaging
  • A practical understanding of the DICOM and HL7 standards
  • An understanding of how PACS integrates with other hospital systems
  • The ability to troubleshoot PACS and RIS problems
  • A functional knowledge of day-to-day PACS maintenance activities
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Instructor of this course

Ronald W. Gilbert
MS, RT (R), CIIP

Manager, Enterprise Imaging & Informatics, WellStar Health System, Atlanta, GA
Instructor: PACS and Imaging Informatics
MS IS Mgmt, Health Informatics
B.S. Radiologic Sciences,
R.T. (R), (ARRT), CIIP (ABII)

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Imaging Informatics is an integral part of a career as a Diagnostic Imaging professional. This Course aims at providing all the essential skills and knowledge necessary for the successful planning, implementation, and maintenance of a PACS, and other radiology systems. This program also helps begin preparation for students interested in taking the Certified Imaging Informatics Professional (CIIP) exam. Topics include: a practical overview to PACS Administration and Operations, DICOM and HL7, Networking, PACS workflow and Architecture, Image Exchange, and Electronic Health Records (EHR) integration.

PACS in radiology is constantly evolving and new integration challenges are changing the way imaging services are provided. PACS management is a growing challenge for Radiology department personnel and vendors. PACS and Imaging Informatics must accommodate many different workflows including nonradiology needs.

The emergence of the Imaging Informatics profession and the PACS Administrator role is an answer to the complexity of the digital imaging environment. PACS management and healthcare informatics require specific knowledge and skills unique to this technology. This practical knowledge is delivered from experienced healthcare IT professionals who currently practice these concepts

You will leave with an understanding of:

  • PACS/RIS/HIS systems, their role, architecture, installation, the integration, and the workflow
  • Implementing and maintaining PACS system
  • Basic IT, networking, and standards for interoperability
  • How to use Image Management to assure quality, safety and security in the radiology department, Grayscale Standard Display Function, and Information Life Cycle (ILM)
  • How to troubleshoot integrate imaging modalities to using DICOM and HL7 standards.
  • Interoperability, IHE profiles of IT domain related to radiology, as XDS and XDS-I.
  • The benefits of integrating PACS viewer to EMR/EHR and Clinical Informatics
  • The concept of electronic image exchange using VNA archive.
  • Design for traditional radiology and non-radiology workflows
  • PACS basic maintenance, troubleshooting and managing downtime
  • Review of CIIP test content specifications and requirements
  • This course is designed for Junior level imaging professionals who want to enter the challenging world of Imaging Informatics.
  • Radiologic Technologists
  • Imaging Specialists
  • Current PACS Administrators and field engineers who wish to update their knowledge.
  • Hospital IT staff and personnel who are actively involved in PACS selection, planning and imple mentation
  • Those wants to become PACS Admin
  • Those who just became a PACS Admin and need training
  • Those want to take CIIP and CPAS exams.
  • Presentations/lectures
  • Practical Exercises
  • Quizzes
  • Individual assignments and interaction
  • Group discussions
  • Feedback discussion of the previous session activities
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Lunch with coffee/tea break
  • Electronic Material

Course Fee $660/Participant

Individual
15% Early Bird Discount $561 till Mar 15, 2024
10% Early Bird Discount $594 till Apr 25, 2024

Groups/Corporate
2+1 Offer  $1,320 for 3 Participants
3+2 Offer $1,980 for 5 Participants
OR
25%
Discount for Group/Corporate


INTRODUCTION TO PACS Administration - Course Schedule

Day 1 - Thursday 23 May, 2024
Registration, Kick off and Introduction
Session One

Introduction to PACS Administration

  • What is expected of a PACS Administrator
  • Basic IT, Network, and Standards
    • Questions and Discussion
Coffee/Tea Break
Session Two

PACS Image Management

  • Image Life Cycle
  • PACS Integration and Workstations
  • Clinical Informatics Concepts
    • Questions and Discussion
Coffee/Tea Break
Session Three

DICOM / HL7 Overview

  • DICOM Integration
  • HL7 Integration
    • Troubleshooting Interactive Discussion
Lunch Break
Session Four

PACS Workflow

  • PACS Workflows
  • IHE Profiles
  • Overview Image Export
  • Non-Radiology Workflows
    • Workflow Discussion and Scenarios
Coffee/Tea Break
Session Five

PACS System Management

  • Image Cache and Archive Strategy
  • Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) Overview
  • Enterprise Imaging Overview
  • Image Exchange and Sharing
    • Workflow Discussion and Scenarios
Coffee/Tea Break
Session Six

PACS Support Strategy

  • Issue Management and Tracking
  • PACS Downtime Management
  • Disaster Recovery and Backup Plan
    • Basic Trouble Shooting Exercises

Closing, Certificate Distribution End of Course!

Course Program
Time Topic
07:00 to 07:10Registration & Introduction
07:10 to 08:40Session One
08:40 to 08:50Coffee/Tea Break
08:50 to 10:20Session Two
10:20 to 10:30Coffee/Tea Break
10:30 to 12:00Session Three
12:00 to 12:40Lunch Break
12:40 to 14:10Session Four
14:10 to 14:20Coffee/Tea Break
14:20 to 15:50Session Five
15:50 to 16:00Coffee/Tea Break
16:00 to 17:50 Session Six