Explore the dynamic intersection of Health Imaging and IT Standards in this comprehensive self-paced course. Gain a deep understanding of the latest standards shaping the healthcare industry, from DICOM and HL7 to emerging technologies. Navigate the intricate landscape of Health IT, equipping yourself with the knowledge to seamlessly integrate imaging technologies and uphold industry standards for optimal patient care. 

Learning Objectives 

By the end of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Analyze and compare interface specifications, identifying the applicable standards (DICOM/HL7) and their impact on workflow, presentation of information, and image quality. 
  • Evaluate vendor proposals for health care IT implementations from a technical integration perspective, specifying which standards and services/profiles should be used for successful integration. 
  • Interpret the basic DICOM and HL7 message structure and IHE profile definitions, enabling them to effectively communicate and collaborate with other professionals in the health care IT field. 
  • Specify which DICOM services apply to different parts of the imaging workflow, map them accordingly, and identify the impact of their presence or non-presence on the workflow. 
  • Apply various IHE profiles to limit choices in using standards and increase interoperability, classify system components into actors and transactions, and analyze workflow diagrams as specified in specific profile definitions. 

Format/Class Structure

This course is self-paced, accessible completely online. You can expect to spend about 1 hour completing this course. 

Who Should Take This Course 

  • Healthcare IT professionals 
  • Healthcare administrators 
  • Radiologists and imaging technicians 
  • IT project managers 
  • Health care consultants 
  • Students and researchers 

Content Outline 

Module 1: Introduction to Health Imaging and IT Standards

  • Overview of health care IT domains 
  • Introduction to DICOM and HL7 standards 
  • Understanding the role of standards in interoperability and integration 

Module 2: HL7 Messaging Standards

  • Introduction to HL7 messaging 
  • Understanding HL7 message structure and segments 
  • Analyzing HL7 messages for registration and reporting transactions 
  • Important HL7 messages in medical imaging 

Module 3: DICOM Protocol and Encoding 

  • Understanding the DICOM protocol components 
  • Exploring DICOM data formats
  • Analyzing the DICOM negotiation and information transfer process 
  • Understanding SOP Class and Instance in DICOM 

Module 4: DICOM Services 

  • Mapping DICOM services to imaging workflow 
  • Analyzing the impact of DICOM services on workflow 
  • Understanding the importance of image quality and consistency in DICOM 
  • Exploring DICOM Presentation State and Greyscale Display Function support 

Module 5: IHE Profiles 

  • Introduction to IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) 
  • Applying IHE profiles to increase interoperability 
  • Classifying system components into actors and transactions 
  • Analyzing workflow diagrams in specific profile definitions 

Module 6: Evaluating Vendor Proposals 

  • Understanding the technical integration perspective 
  • Specifying standards and services for successful integration 
  • Evaluating vendor proposals for health care IT implementations 
  • Considerations for health imaging systems 

Module 7: Case Studies and Practical Applications 

  • Analyzing real-world case studies in health imaging and IT integration 
  • Applying the knowledge and skills learned in the course to practical scenarios 
  • Troubleshooting common issues in health imaging integration 
  • Best practices for successful implementation and interoperability 

Module 8: Final Assessment and Conclusion 

  • Reviewing key concepts and topics covered in the course 
  • Final assessment to evaluate understanding and application of course material 
  • Conclusion and next steps for further learning and professional development 

CE Credit

The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine has approved this activity for 1.0 hour of SIIM IIP Credits towards certification and re-certification by the American Board of Imaging Informatics (ABII).

To receive credit for the activity, registrants must complete the course modules and survey.

Note: In order to receive credits for any events/learning you attend you must select your eligible credit types found in the CE & Certification section of your MySIIM Account profile.

After registering for the course, navigate to My Learning in your MySIIM Account profile to access the content.

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Topic

  • DICOM
  • HL7
  • IHE
  • Operability
  • PACS
  • Standards
  • Training

Credit Amount

1

Credit Type

IIP

Non-Member Cost

$125.00

Member Cost

$106.25

Proficiency Level

Intermediate

Delivery Type

  • On-Demand

Audience Type

  • Clinician
  • Developer
  • Imaging IT
  • Physician
  • Researcher/Scientist
  • Student Member in Training (SMIT)

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