VNA Implementation Requirements and Lessons Learned


You earn 6 ARRT credits and PARCA, ABII CE's.

Note: This seminar comes with downloadable software. Books will be given out in class.

The first in a series of Healthcare IT Innovation seminars will be held at the HIMSS Innovation Center in Cleveland with as topic "VNA Requirements and implementation experiences". The HIMSS Innovation center in downtown Cleveland is a 30,000-square-foot facility and includes a Health IT Simulation Center testing health IT interoperability, and a Healthcare Technology Showcase, demonstrating the value of IT and information exchange to patient care, clinician and patient satisfaction, population health, and the bottom line. This location is a perfect backdrop for this healthcare innovation seminar.

Detailed Learning Objectives

Attendees will understand the PACS VNA (Vendor Neutral Archive) architecture, how it fits into an enterprise and regional imaging strategy, to assess how a VNA solution can be used in their specific environment. They also will be able to interpret the VNA specifications, particularly the IHE integration statements to make sure it meets their hospital requirements. Lastly, they will know how to prepare for a VNA purchase using a checklist, and be ready for implementation based on lessons learned from recent installations.

Contents & Schedule

The workshop will be from 9-4:30.

9:00-12:15 (15 minute break).

1. VNA introduction and background (H.Oosterwijk)

2. PACS architecture and how VNA fits into the PACS core (H.Oosterwijk)

3. Workflow considerations (H.Oosterwijk)

4. Data consistency and integrity (H.Oosterwijk)

12:15-1:00 lunch and tour of facility.

5. DICOM refresher (H.Oosterwijk)

6. IHE requirements for a VNA (H.Oosterwijk)

7. Implementation (H.Oosterwijk)

8. Lessons learned (Louis Lannum)

What Is Included


Herman Oosterwijk
President, OTech, Inc.

Mr. Oosterwijk is seasoned trainer/consultant who has published several textbooks and study-guides on PACS and healthcare IT standards.

Louis Lannum
Senior Strategic Consultant, Agfa HealthCare

Mr. Lannum specializes in strategic design and program management, governance, and value realization in Enterprise imaging. Previously, he was the Director of Enterprise Imaging at Cleveland Clinic.

Upcoming Classes

Dates Times Location Price
06/14/17 9:00 AM - 5:30:00 PM CDT     9:00 AM - 5:30 PM     Cleveland, OH      495.00   


Cancellation Policy:
If you, for whatever reason, need to cancel the seminar, you are more than welcome to attend the next available seminar at no charge. We do appreciate a 2 week notice however. If you cannot reschedule, there will be a cancellation fee of $250. If you have opened and/or activated products that were received prior to the seminar, you will be charged for those products as well.
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy.


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

Training Schedule

JUN 14
VNA Implementation Requirements and Lessons Learned

JUN 19-21
Comprehensive DICOM

JUN 22-23
Comprehensive HL7 (V2)

JUN 28-JUL 1
PACS System Administration

AUG 14
PACS Core Essentials

AUG 15
DICOM Core Essentials

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