ADVANCED DICOM AND HL7

Bridge the Gap for Seamless Data Exchange and Connectivity!

May 27-28, 2024, 8:00 AM - 5:00 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
  • 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.
  • The ability to design and streamline workflow to suit the needs of a digital imaging environment.
  • A functional knowledge of day to day PACS maintenance activities.
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Instructor of this course

Alexander Tune
MBA, RT (R), CIIP

Director of Ancillary systems management, Medisys Health Network.
Master of Business Administration, St. Joseph’s College
Certified Imaging Informatics Professional (CIIP), ABII
Registered in Radiography R.T. (R), ARRT
Certified Microsoft MCSE, MCDBA
Certified Epic Radiant, cupid, Ambulatory EMR, Wisdom
Has also been teaching imaging informatics since 2007 with a 90% passing rate on the CIIP

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This program is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to work effectively with DICOM and HL7 standards. It covers the fundamental principles, key concepts, and practical applications of these standards in healthcare settings.

The student will have chance to explore the architecture and components of DICOM and HL7 systems; learn how to integrate these standards into existing healthcare infrastructure including workflow management, interface engines, message routing, and transformation strategies; gain knowledge of DICOM image format, data elements, and metadata, discover the different types of DICOM objects and their relationships; master DICOM network communication and protocols; comprehend the HL7 messaging framework and message types; implement HL7 interfaces and message routing; explore common use cases and applications of DICOM and HL7 standards; and real-world use cases and applications will be examined, such as RIS, EHR integration, and imaging modalities integration.

Furthermore, participants will learn about best practices, implementation considerations, and security/privacy aspects related to DICOM and HL7. They will also have the opportunity to engage in hands-on exercises, case studies, and discussions to reinforce their understanding and apply the knowledge in practical scenarios.

This program also helps prepare students for the Certified Imaging Informatics Professional (CIIP) certification exam.

  • Students will be able to implement and maintain a PACS system
  • Students will be able to troubleshoot DICOM and HL7 issues
  • Students will be able to integrate modalities to a PACS
  • Students will be able to integrate PACS to an EMR / EHR

This course is designed for all imaging professionals who want to enter the challenging world of Imaging Informatics. RT's, hospital IT staff and personnel who are actively involved in PACS selection, planning and implementation will benefit from this course. Also, current PACS Administrators and field engineers who wish to update their knowledge will benefit.

  • Presentations/lectures
  • Hands-on and practical exercises
  • Quizzes
  • Using brainstorming techniques, images, and graphics for quality learning
  • Individual assignments and interaction
  • Group discussions
  • Feedback discussion of the previous session activities
  • Course material
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Lunch with coffee/tea break

Course Fee $1320/Participant

Individual
15% Early Bird Discount $1122 till Mar 15, 2024
10% Early Bird Discount $1188 till Apr 25, 2024

Groups/Corporate
2+1 Offer  $2,640 for 3 Participants
3+2 Offer $3,960 for 5 Participants
OR
25%
Discount for Group/Corporate


ADVANCED DICOM AND HL7 - Course Schedule

Day 1 - Monday 27 May, 2024
Registration, Kick-off & Introduction
Session One

Infrastructure

  • Networking components
  • NAT
  • Storage
  • VNA
  • VLAN
  • Migration
  • Virtualization
Coffee/Tea Break
Session Two

Integration

  • Interface engine
  • Broker Hyperlinks
  • SMART on FHIR
  • XML
  • WADO
  • RIS (Radiology Information System)
    • Description and overview of RIS
    • Standalone vs embedded
    • Integrating RIS with PACS
    • Integrating RIS with EMR / EHR
    • Integrating RIS with 3rd party ancillary systems
      • Proprietary integration records
      • XML drop
      • URL with arguments
      • SMART on FHIR
Lunch Break
Session Three

Networking

  • IP v4 addressing
  • Subnet mask
  • Default Gateway
  • Private IP
  • OSI model
Coffee/Tea Break
Session Four

DICOM introduction

  • Terminology
  • AET
  • Connectivity
  • TCP Ports
  • SCU and SCP
  • DIMSE
  • Select, delete, update, insert

End of the Day!

Day 2 - Tuesday 28 May, 2024
Recap of previous day
Session One

DICOM

  • IOD and SOP class
  • VR and DICOM tags
  • Presentation context
  • Compression
  • DICOM services
  • Troubleshooting
Coffee/Tea Break
Session Two

DICOM and Networking Troubleshooting Lab

  • Interactive troubleshooting
Lunch Break
Session Three

HL7 Introduction

  • Message and event types
  • Order control codes
  • Message structure
  • Segment types
  • Complete transaction
Coffee/Tea Break
Session Four

HL7

  • Sample messages
  • Translation tables
  • Troubleshooting
Session Five

IHE

  • IHE process
  • Integration profiles, actors, transactions
  • IHE integration statement

Closing, Certificate Distribution, and End of Course!

Course Program
Time Topic
Day 1
07:45 to 08:00Registration & Introduction
Day 1-2
08:00 to 10:00Session One
10:00 to 10:15Coffee/Tea Break
10:15 to 12:00Session Two
12:00 to 12:45Lunch Break
12:45 to 14:00Session Three
14:00 to 14:15Coffee/Tea Break
14:15 to 17:00Session Four