Course Accreditation & Certification

OTech fully supports continuing education and certification activities for PACS and Imaging administrators. Our seminars provide you with a pathway to both an academic degree through our affiliation with Clarkson College, one of the few institutions that provide a program targeted to these professionals, and also prepare you for one or more of the several PACS administrator certification options.

1. Accreditation: As of Jan 1, 2009, we have an Articulation Agreement with Clarkson College whereby several of our seminars can be used as credits towards an academic degree program, which are typically provided as distance learning programs. These credits are valid one year after the student takes a particular OTech course.

2. Certification: The information below is a chart of PACS Certification Guidelines for the different types of certifications offered by both the PACS Administrators Registry and Certification Association (PARCA) and the Certified Imaging Informatics Professional (CIIP). It shows the various seminars and self study courses that OTech offers that will assist you to prepare for the certification you desire. Note that the actual passing of the certification exam totally depends on the level of preparation, skills, and amount of study; there is no promise or guarantee to successful passing any of these certifications. More details about each of the certifications as well as a comparison and detailed list of subjects is included in the CIIP vs PARCA article.

Note:  PARCA Certitication Pack contains all of the training materials in the form of text books, study guides and CDs covering the three major PARCA certifications, i.e. CPAS, CPSA and CPIA.

Type Knowledge Skills Classes Self Study
PACS Associate IT: Computer, Operating Systems, Databases, Data representations, Networking, Security Certified Healthcare Enterprise Architect Bootcamp PACS IT Basics
(incl Study Guide)
Clinical: Medical terminology, Anatomy, radiology imaging, process flow, priors and outside exams Certified Healthcare Enterprise Architect Bootcamp PACS Clinical
(incl Study Guide)
PARCA CPAS Certification
PACS System Analyst PACS Overview, Acquisition, Viewing, Archiving, Integration, Workflow, System Administration, Outside radiology, HIPAA, Implementation PACS System Administration PACS System Analyst Certification Pack
(incl Study Guide)
PARCA CPSA Certification
PACS Interface Analyst DICOM: Negotiation, Messaging and objects, Storage and Image Management, Image Quality, Media, Conformance Statements, Networking, Troubleshooting Comprehensive DICOM CPIA Standards Pack
(incl Study Guide)
HL7: Messaging and troubleshooting; IHE Comprehensive HL7
PARCA CPIA Certification
PACS System Manager PACS Policies and Procedures, set up PACS test environment, PACS maintenance and troubleshooting Advanced PACS, DICOM and HL7 Troubleshooting  
PACS Operations Analyst Procurement, Project Management, Operations, Communications, Training and Education, Image Management, Information Technology, Systems Management, Clinical Engineering, Medical Informatics   Health Imaging and Informatics Project Administration
ABII CIIP Certification
EMR Administrator PACS Policies and Procedures, set up PACS test environment, PACS maintenance and troubleshooting Certified EMR Administrator Training  
EMR Architect Procurement, Project Management, Operations, Communications, Training and Education, Image Management, Information Technology, Systems Management, Clinical Engineering, Medical Informatics Certified Healthcare Enterprise Architect Bootcamp Health Imaging and Informatics Project Administration
PARCA CPEMS and CHEA certification

Specials

CIIP Study Guide - $135
HL7 Study Guide - $119
PACS Clinical Package - $595
PACS IT Package - $595

Training Schedule

AUG 20-21
Comprehensive HL7 (V2)

OCT 7
DICOM Core Essentials

OCT 14
HL7 and IHE Core Essentials

OCT 20-21
Fundamentals of Clinical and IT (PARCA CPAS)

OCT 22-25
PACS System Administration


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