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Greg Pilat, MBA
System Director Radiology
Advocate Health Care
Chicago, IL



Thomas Hough, CMC
True North Consulting & Associates Inc.
Mississauga, Ontario


Imaging Leadership and
Shaping the Future

A complimentary full-day meeting for Radiology Administrators and Managers, Radiologic Technologists, Lead Technologists, and Modality Leaders




Wednesday | April 25, 2018
Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
151 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OHIO  45202

Format: In-person Meeting - Cincinnati, Ohio
(note: this is not an online course!)
Physician Credit: no MD credit available
RT Credit: 8.0 ARRT Category A
Tuition: Free

Register early, onsite registration is subject to space availability.


7:30 - 8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 9:40 Track 1: Imaging Resource Management & Development
9:40 - 10:00 Break
10:00 - 11:40 Track 2: Vendor Relations & Asset Management
11:40 - 12:30 Track 3: Case Studies in Safety
12:30 - 1:30 Networking Lunch (included)
1:30 - 3:10 Track 4: Clinical Decision Support Tools & Challenges
3:10 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 4:30 Track 5: The Future Role of Imaging Informatics
    4:30 Adjourn

What does a truly effective radiology leader look like?

With the internal and external demands at all levels of the department, managing a radiology practice has become more challenging by the day. From the changing requirements of accrediting bodies to accommodating emerging technology, prioritizing management responsibilities while maintaining a positive attitude can be challenging.

Spend a day with two experts and your colleagues to address the issues and concerns that you deal with daily but don’t always receive the attention they deserve. You will learn how to be your best professional self and inspire others; how to effectively work with vendors; evaluate image storage and interoperability options; and develop and sustain a healthy fiscal, technological, and professional environment.

After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Assess operations from exam ordering through reporting using workflow mapping and clinical decision support tools
  • Develop and maintain a healthy work environment through continuous team-building and coaching while enhancing your own leadership attributes
  • Manage assets successfully through effective negotiation with vendors using established policies and procedures, medium-range planning, and evaluation of the benefits and disadvantages of enterprise image management vs a departmental system
  • Employ analytics to extract relevant data for reporting and improvement of interoperability between modalities and PACS, including purchase of a vendor neutral archive and universal viewer
  • Build an optimal care environment through use of cutting-edge IT and informatics


This program has been approved by the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) for 8.00 hours ARRT Category A continuing education credit.This workshop has been approved for CRA renewal credit under the HR, OM, AM, and CI domain(s).

This seminar is provided free of charge.
REGISTER EARLY. A limited number of seats are available. Onsite registration is subject to space availabliity.

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  • Registrations must be received ONE WEEK prior to the workshop. Please register early; a limited number of seats are available.
  • On-site registration is subject to space availability.


  1. In accordance with American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) regulations, you must attend the entire workshop to receive credit.
  2. After attending the workshop, login to your account at and click on the workshop title.
  3. Click the Evaluation tab on the left, complete the evaluation, and submit.
  4. Click the Certificate tab on the left, select the certificate type desired, and print.

Your Certificate of Credit will remain in your account at as a permanent record of your participation.

Greg Pilat, MBA
System Director Radiology
Advocate Health Care

Chicago, IL

Greg Pilat currently serves as System Director for Radiology at Advocate Health Care headquartered in Downer’s Grover, IL. He has more than 40 years of medical imaging technical, business, and management experience.  

Mr. Pilat brings with him a strong background in clinical imaging management, imaging informatics, and project management and operations standardization. In addition to providing overall direction and strategic planning for imaging services, he is responsible for the development and monitoring of system level quality and performance metrics, improvements in imaging safety and risk reduction strategies, and overall customer and service delivery satisfaction scores. Mr. Pilat is also accountable for the standardization of imaging equipment and supplies, contracted services, and imaging-related IT systems across the enterprise.   

Mr. Pilat is currently focused on the shift from acute care to nonacute care imaging, population health, retail pricing, and the advantages and disadvantages of imaging subspecialization. He has personal interest in the areas of career and leadership development, education and learning as a continuous life-long activity, and the forces and factors impacting the adoption or rejection of change.

Thomas Hough, CMC
True North Consulting & Associates Inc.
Mississauga, Ontario

Thomas Hough is President and Founder of True North Consulting and Associates, Inc., located in Mississauga, Ontario, near Toronto.

Since 1998, Thomas and his senior staff have been providing innovative strategic services to the Diagnostic Imaging (DI) community across North America. Thomas is a recognized expert in strategic planning, and procurement and implementation of DI IT systems including PACS; operational reviews; business case development; acceptance testing plans; and vendor negotiations. Through his leadership and extensive experience, Thomas has been instrumental in helping clients advance their key strategic initiatives in less time with lower cost and less risk, positioning TNC as a valuable and trusted source of results-based consulting services.

In addition to developing The Electronic Healthcare Enterprise (TEHE) Educational Program, which provides a wide range of educational courses on both technical and performance-related subjects for today’s DI professional, Thomas and his team have brought Clearica3 to market, an operational performance measurement decision support software designed to measure and accelerate operational performance to achieve and sustain higher levels of productivity in DI departments. Thomas holds two patents on software processes related to the development of Clearica3.

Before forming True North Consulting, Thomas worked in imaging applications development and product management at Cedara Software, Inc., and in sales and marketing in health imaging at Kodak Canada. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and has achieved the professional designation of Certified Management Consultant (CMC). Thomas is a sought out speaker and has presented at numerous regional and national meetings including China, Paris, the USA and Canada and has been published in DI journals and magazines. Thomas is a firm believer Diagnostic Imaging is a business which provides the service of diagnostic interpretations on time to the clinicians who can benefit the patient the most with the desired treatment plan the first time.

International Center for Postgraduate Medical Education (ICPME) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to ICPME policy. The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.

The faculty have reported the following relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CE activity:

Greg Pilat has no relationships to report.
Thomas Hough holds two patents on decision support software related to the development of Clearica3.

The following planners and managers have reported NO financial relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CE activity:

Sharon Cancino
Linda McLean, MS
Victoria Phoenix, BS

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Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-257-5860

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This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from
Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.