HCI 261 PACS Administration I, 3 credits

This course will introduce elements pertaining basic theories and key components of a Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS). Discussions will focus on the history of PACS as well as basic knowledge and principles for implementation. Additionally we will review the requirements of the CIIP exam as governed by the American Board of Imaging Informatics. The course will examine topics such as basic theory and principles in PACS administration, networking, communication, organizational and project management within a health care environment.

Prerequisite: current enrollment in the PACS Administration Certificate program; or current enrollment in or graduate of an accredited medical imaging program and permission of the instructor.