About this Program

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MTMI's PACS Administrator Course aims to provide all the essential skills and knowledge necessary to successfully plan, implement and maintain a PACS (now called MIMPS by FDA), or other radiology systems.

This program 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. In addition, they will gain insights into the cutting-edge imaging informatics platform integrated into the system.

The deployment of Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) in radiology is changing the way imaging services are provided. Enterprise PACS management represents an ongoing challenge for Radiology and IT personnel and their vendor partners.

What is a PACS Administrator?

A PACS Administrator is the healthcare professional responsible for the complex set of functions necessary to achieve successful informatics. These professionals must work with a foot in the clinical healthcare and information technology realms. Because of this, the most successful PACS administrators are adept at communicating with highly technical personnel while possessing a thorough understanding of the radiological diagnostic process and health imaging informatics.

* To learn the exact criteria to qualify to take the CIIP certification exam, CLICK HERE

Educational 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 accredited 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 suit the needs of an imaging system environment.

 

PACS Certificate Program Online

Due to the increased need of remote learning, the MTMI PACS Administrator Course has added a simulcast webinar to each course date. Remote students will be connected to the live classroom via Go-To-Webinar and will have access to our cloud-based PACS platform. We know that offering this webinar will allow many who would not otherwise be able to attend the chance to participate.

Schedule

In-person and live webinar options

Day 1 

Instructor: Ron Gilbert
8 am - 4 pm (45-minute Lunch)


PACS Administration as a Profession

  • PACS Training, Education and Certification
  • Imaging Informatics Specialization
  • Career Opportunities in Imaging Informatics

Introduction to PACS

  • Introduction to IT
  • Networking and Standards
  • DICOM Basics

Clinical Informatics: Introduction and Overview

  • EMR vs. HER Description and Roles
  • Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE)
  • Clinical Information System (RIS / CIS)
  • System Integration: How Does It Work?
  • VNA, EI, and Image Exchange

PACS and Operations Management

  • Regulatory Compliance and Informatics Role
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Staffing Roles, User Access, and Ethical Considerations
  • Departmental Workflow Scenarios

Practical PACS Workflow

  • Workflow Examples

Remote Administration and Downtime

  • Remote Access and VPN
  • On-Call Scenario Review

 


 

Day 2

Instructor: Ron Gilbert
8 am - 4 pm (45-minute lunch)
 

End User Functionality – Hands-on Lab

  • PACS Data Flow
  • Technologist/Radiologist Dataflow
  • Working with Images
  • Individual User Preferences
  • Advanced Features

End User Administrator Tools

  • User Access and Roles
  • Troubleshooting Studies
  • Optimization for User and Site

PACS Modalities and Image Management

  • Support for Imaging Modalities
  • Environmental/Regulatory Factors Affecting Workflow
  • Imaging Workflow Environment - IHE

PACS Systems Management

  • Disaster Recovery Plans and Business Continuity Strategies
  • System Problem Management
  • Data Migration

Medical Imaging Informatics

  • Medical Imaging Workflow Solutions
  • Systems Integration
  • Enterprise Imaging
  • Imaging Architecture and Archive
  • Analytics and AI/Machine Learning

Transition to Enterprise Imaging Informatics

  • Challenges for Imaging with Expansion and Consolidation
  • Multiple Databases
  • Multiple Radiology Groups
  • Multiple Dissimilar Facilities
  • Enterprise Based Dataflow
  • Report Generation and Distribution
  • Impact on PACS Administrator

 


 

Day 3

Instructor: Alex Tune
8 am - 4 pm (45-minute lunch)

Medical Informatics

  • DICOM
  • HL7
  • IHE
  • Security
  • Remote Access
  • Medical-Legal Considerations

 


 

Day 4

Instructor: Alex Tune
8 am - 6:30 pm (45-minute lunch) 

Medical Informatics (Continued)

  • End-user Training
  • Downtime and Backup
  • Databases
  • Quality Control
  • Medical-Legal Considerations

 


 

Day 5

Instructor: Alex Tune
8 am - 3:00 pm (45-minute lunch)

CIIP Exam Review

  • PACS Architectures
  • Common PACS Components
  • PACS Procurement
  • Project Management
  • System Integration
  • Information Technology

Content Specifications / Competencies

 

*Schedule subject to change.

Audience

Who should attend?

This course is designed for all imaging professionals who want to enter the challenging world of Imaging Informatics. Those working in radiology informatics, technologists, RT's and personnel who are actively involved in PACS selection, planning and implementation will benefit from this course. Current PACS Administrators and field engineers who wish to update their knowledge will also benefit from the blend of medical imaging and PACS business content in this course.

Program Faculty

Meet your presenter(s)

Ronald Gilbert

Ronald Gilbert

MS, RT(R), CIIP

Manager of Enterprise Imaging and Informatics
11 Hospital Locations
WellStar Healthcare System
Atlanta, GA

Alexander Tune

MBA, RT(R), CIIP

Director of Ancillary Systems
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
Jamaica, NY 

Credits

Accredited training programs

ASRT Category A Credit Information

ASRT Category A

This program provides [credit-hours] hour(s) of Category A continuing education credit for radiologic technologists approved by ASRT and recognized by the ARRT and various licensure states.  Category A credit is also recognized for CE credit in Canada.  You must attend the entire program to receive your certificate of completion.  

Location

Course location and hotels

Milwaukee, WI May 13 - 17, 2024

Course Location

MTMI International Headquarters
10361 Innovation Drive 
Suite 400
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
262.717.9797  
800.765.6864

Local Hotels/Distance to MTMI

SpringHill Suites Milwaukee West  0.3 miles click here  

Sonesta Hotel Milwaukee West  0.4 miles click here  

Residence Inn Milwaukeee West 1.3 miles   click here

Renaissance Hotel Milwaukee West 1.7 miles  click here

Houston, TX- September 09- 13, 2024

Course Location

The College of Healh Care Professions (CHCP)
2550 North Loop W.- Suite 300
Houston, TX 77092

Local Hotels/Distance to CHCP

Courtyard Houston Brookhollow 0.1 miles click here  

Springhill Suites Houston Brookhollow 0.3 miles click here  

Sheraton Houston Brookhollow 0.5 miles  click here

Milwaukee, WI November 18 - 22, 2024

Course Location

MTMI International Headquarters
10361 Innovation Drive 
Suite 400
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
262.717.9797  
800.765.6864

Local Hotels/Distance to MTMI

SpringHill Suites Milwaukee West  0.3 miles click here  

Sonesta Hotel Milwaukee West  0.4 miles click here  

Residence Inn Milwaukeee West 1.3 miles   click here

Renaissance Hotel Milwaukee West 1.7 miles  click here

Tuition

Convenient payment options available

AudiencePriceEarly PriceMember PriceMember Early Price
Technologist$2,970.00$2,825.00$2,945.00$2,790.00

Learn about membership

Call MTMI Customer Service (800-765-6864) for information regarding a payment plan. Arrangements are made on an individual basis and cannot be made by registering online.


Early Pricing Guidelines

Qualifying 'Early' registrations must be made at least 21 days in advance for the program.


Cancellation Policy

Courses

Refunds, minus a $50 processing fee, will be granted for cancellations received prior to 3 days before the program. Cancellations received within 3 days of the program 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 program because of 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. In case of cancellation of a program for any reason, MTMI is not responsible for travel costs incurred by attendees including non-refundable airline tickets. When offered, WEBINAR ATTENDEES that cannot log in due to unsolvable technical issues beyond their control will be eligible for a full refund.