Course Description: This course will introduce the role and responsibilities of the PACS administrator. Fundamentals of imaging informatics and their application in the imaging department along with an overview of how information is captured, converted, stored and ultimately used within the health care system is provided. The student will gain knowledge of the digital image clinical workflow in several imaging modalities and understand the IT capability regarding software interactions and networking in the imaging field. PACS, RIS, HIS, as well as other information systems will be discussed in this course. Patient information management and the role of HIPAA, maintaining and protecting patient confidential information, and compliance in the imaging department will be discussed. Credit: 3 hours. This course is offered in an online format.
Course Section Description
Full Semester Course (U) – Course runs 8/16 to 12/3