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The deployment of Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) in radiology is changing the way imaging services are provided. PACS management is a growing challenge for Radiology department personnel and vendors.
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.
PACS Administrator Course: Training in Imaging Informatics
Course Overview
MTMI's PACS Administrator Course aims at providing all of the essential skills and knowledge necessary for the successful, planning, implementation and maintenance of a PACS, or other radiology system. This program also helps prepare students for the Certified Imaging Informatics Professional (CIIP) certification exam. Major topics include: a comprehensive guide to DICOM and HL7, Teleradiology, PACS architecture, integrating the healthcare enterprise and electronic medical records.

Course Objectives
At the completion of this course,
participants will have:

  • Acquired the essentials in preparation
    for the Certified Imaging Informatics Professional (CIIP) examination,
    sponsored and accreditied by the
    American Board of Imaging Informatics (ABII) which was founded by the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine
    (SIIM) and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
  • An understanding of the practical and operational issues essential to a successful PACS implementation.
  • A functional knowledge of day to day PACS maintenance activities.
  • 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 suite the needs of a digital imaging environment.
Locations & Dates
Milwaukee, WI     Nov 2-6, 2015
Milwaukee, WI     Mar 7-11, 2016
Milwaukee, WI     Aug 22-26, 2016
Milwaukee, WI     Nov 7-11, 2016

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Who Should Attend
This course is designed for all imaging professionals who want to enter the challenging world of Imaging Informatics. Radiology Administrators, RT's 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 from the blend of medical imaging and PACS business content in this course.
Ronald Gilbert, BS, RT(R)
Joseph L. Marion, BSME, MBA
Alexander Tune, MBA, RT(R), CIIP
Course Credit
This course provides 38.5 Hours Category A continuing education credit for radiologic technologists. A certificate of attendance will be provided for each individual upon completion of the course. All attendees must attend the entire course to receive full credit. Credit is awarded for radiologic technologists as ARRT Category A Credit approved by the ASRT, and credit from various licensure states.
Recommended Reading
On the first day of the course you will be given a course syllabus containing all the course material.
In addition we recommend this book:
"Digital Radiography and PACS"
This course is sponsored by:

Cancellation Policy
Refunds, minus a $50 processing fee, will be granted for cancellations received prior to 3 day before the program. Cancellation received within 3 days of the course will receive a credit toward a future MTMI program, minus the $50 processing fee. No refunds will be made after the program starts.

MTMI reserves the right to cancel any scheduled seminar due to low advance registration or other reasons. MTMI’s liability is limited to a refund of any program tuition paid. MTMI recommends that attendees use refundable airline tickets for travel to seminars. In case of cancellation of a seminar for any reason, MTMI is not responsible for travel costs incurred by attendees including non-refundable airline tickets.
Course Schedule
Day 1
8:30am - 4:30pm (lunch on your own)

PACS Administration as a Profession
  • PACS training, education and certification
  • Imaging informatics specialization
Introduction to PACS
  • Introduction to IT
  • Networking technology
  • Introduction to DICOM and IHE
  • PACS system components
The Modern Radiology Environment
  • Modality interaction
  • Diagnostic workstation
  • Clinical image distribution
  • Specialty imaging systems
System Integraion: How does it work?
  • RIS/HIS description and roles
  • RIS/PACS integration
  • VNA and image exchange
PACS Security
  • Internal and external customers
  • Privacy factors and HIPAA
  • Remote access to patient data and images
  • Data breach and vulnerabilities
Day 2
8:30am - 4:30pm (lunch on your own)

OPACS Workflow
  • Modality component
  • Diagnostic component
  • Global workflow
  • Workflow optimization
Remote Administration Lab
  • Remote access and VPN
  • On-call scenario review
Workflow Obectives
  • Workflow considerations
    • acquisition
    • image management
    • report generation and management
    • PACS administration implications
Enterprise vs. Department PACS
  • Overview
  • VNA/s and enterprise image management
  • Enterprise image access
PACS and the Regulatory Environment
  • ARRA/meaningful use
  • PACS and EMR
  • Departmental workflow
PACS Implementaion Process
  • Requirement assessment
  • Vendor evaluation and selection
  • PACS implementation/post implementation
Day 3
8:30am - 4:30pm (lunch on your own)

Medical Informatics
  • HL7
  • IHE
  • Security
  • Remote access
  • Medical - legal considerations
Day 4
8:30am - 7:00pm (lunch on your own)

Medical Informatics (continued)
  • End user training
  • Downtime and backup
  • Databases
  • Qualtiy control
  • Medical-legal considerations
Troubleshooting Lab (5-7pm)

Day 5

CIIP Exam Review
  • PACS architectures
  • Common PACS components
  • PACS procurement
  • Project management
  • System integration
  • Information technology
Content Specifications / Competencies
*Schedule is subject to change.
All prices for dates in the US are in US dollars.
All prices for dates in Canada are in Canadian dollars.

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Regular Price2950.002795.00
Member Price2925.002770.00
Regular Price2950.002795.00
Member Price2925.002770.00

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Hotel Information
Milwaukee/Menomonee Falls, WI - November 2-6, 2015
Four Points by Sheraton Milwaukee North Shore
8900 North Kildeer Court
Brown Deer, WI 53209
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Rate: $109.00 per night + Tax Single or Double
Make Reservations No later than October 15th, 2015
Guest Room Rate Includes Complimentary:
*Airport Shuttle from MKE  between the hours of 6AM-10PM
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*Daily group shuttle to/from course location at MTMI
*Hot Breakfast Buffet Daily
*Hot Appetizers Mon-Thurs 5PM-7PM in 8900 Bar & Bistro
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*WIFI in guestroom and common areas in hotel
*Bottled water in each guest room
*Use of fitness center, pools and business center
*Microwaves available- request when making reservation
*Shuttle to Bayshore Mall with 48 hours advance notice, based on availability

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Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
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