WEBINAR: PACS & IMAGING INFORMATICS PROFESSIONAL REVIEW SERIES: CPAS (PARCA) and CIIP (ABII/SIIM) Exams Preparation

March 27-28, 2021, 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM, GULF/DUBAI STANDARD TIME ( UTC + 04:00)

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 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,
R.T. (R), (ARRT), CIIP (ABII)

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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.
  • Participants 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.
  • 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

COURSE FEE $300/PARTICIPANT

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT
15% DISCOUNT TILL FEB 26, 2021 TO PAY $255 /PARTICIPANT
5% DISCOUNT AFTER FEB 26, TILL MAR 5, 2021 TO PAY $285 /PARTICIPANT

2 + 1 EXCLUSIVE OFFER
$600 (till March 5, 2021)
$700 (after March 5, 2021)

  • Exclusive rates is offered for limited time only
  • To avail the discount and 2+1 offer, the payment is required to bereceived before the deadline
  • Event price is exclusive any taxes that may apply

WEBINAR: PACS & IMAGING INFORMATICS PROFESSIONAL REVIEW SERIES: CPAS (PARCA) and CIIP (ABII/SIIM) Exams Preparation - Course Schedule

Day 1 - Saturday 27 March, 2021
Opening Session

Opening Remarks & Introduction

Session One (12:30 pm - 02:30 pm)

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
Quiz and Break
Session Two (02:45 pm - 03:45 pm)

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 Needs
  • Learning Types (Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic)
  • Program Types: Computer Based, Webinar and In Person
  • Evaluate Training Program Effectiveness
Quiz and Break
Session Three (4:00 pm - 05:00 pm)

PACS Image Management

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

Quiz

Day 2 - Sunday 28 March, 2021
Session One (12:30 pm - 02:30 pm)

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 (02:45 pm - 03:45 pm)

Clinical Engineering

  • Imaging Modality Overview
  • Modality DICOM Integration
  • Diagnostic Display Standards and QC
  • Clinical Hazards in Imaging
Quiz and Break
Session Three (04:00 pm - 05:00 pm)

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 under simulated test conditions
Group discussion of results
Closing Remarks

Course Program
Time Topic
Day 1
12:15 to 12:30Registration & Introduction
Day 1-2
12:30 to 14:30Session One
14:30 to 14:45Quiz and Break
14:45 to 15:45Session Two
15:45 to 16:00Quiz and Break
16:00 to 17:00Session Three