HIMSS Saudi 2018 Conference
Date: 7 - 9 October 2018
Time: 09:00 - 17:30

A 3 Day Advanced PACS training, including VNA, DICOM and HL7/FHIR

Learning objective:
The course is curated for healthcare imaging and IT professionals to get an insight in the new and upcoming PACS and healthcare IT infrastructure such as Vendor Neutral Archives (VNA), and exchanging information with regional interchanges (HIE) using the latest interface standard developments as defined by DICOM, HL7 V2 and HL7/FHIR.

Who is this for:
This training is meant for seasoned PACS administrators, healthcare IT personnel and vendors. A working knowledge and familiarity with PACS and EMRs as well as the DICOM and HL7 standards is strongly recommended.

Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring along a laptop to participate in exercises.

About the Trainer:

Herman Oosterwijk MS, MBA
President, OTech, USA
Herman Oosterwijk is an experienced professional, having extensive knowledge and background with implementing health care imaging and IT solutions. He has been successfully involved with Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) as a teacher, consultant and engineering and business manager for more than 30 years.

View Herman's resume here.


Day 1: Advanced PACS Architecture
1. New PACS Architectures and Deconstructed PACS
2. VNA including IOCM
3. Image Sharing and Zero Footprint Viewers
4. Redundancy and High Availability and PACS Administration

Day 2: New Standard Developments HL V2 and FHIR
5. HL7 Version 2: Messaging, Triggers and Segments
6. Patient Registration, Orders, Merge, Changes and Updates
7. Results, Scheduling, Finance, Lab and Pharmacy
8. HL7 FHIR: New Architectures, Resources and REST

Day 3: DICOM and Hands-On Troubleshooting
9. DICOM Refresher: Protocol and Headers; DICOM New Objects
10. Apply What We Learned: How to Read HL7 and DICOM Conformance Statements
11. IHE Profiles:

a. Radiology
b. Communicating with an external registry (PIX/PDQ, XDS)
c. How to 'read' the IHE specifications
12. Troubleshooting, Using Simulator and DICOM Sniffer