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Release Date
October 2, 2017


Expiration Date
September 30, 2020




Joseph L. Marion, MBA
Healthcare Integration Strategies, LLC
Waukesha, WI



Equipment Requirements
PC: Win7/Win8, Pentium processor or faster, at least 2GB RAM, Internet Explorer version 10/11, Mozilla FireFox version 33.0.

MAC: OS version 10.8/10.9, Intel processor, at least 2GB RAM, Safari version 6.2, FireFox 33.0

A certified one-hour lecture for Radiology Administrators and Managers, Radiologic Technologists, Lead Technologists, and Modality Leaders
Format: Online Course
Physician Credit: no MD credit available
RT Credit: 1.0 ARRT Category A
Tuition: Free


The information technology (IT) enterprise is rapidly evolving to meet the demands of a changing healthcare environment. Population health management, artificial intelligence/machine learning, and clinical decision support are just a few of the factors driving the need for integrated information systems. Radiology is challenged to become an integral part of the healthcare IT enterprise.

This lecture will discuss how radiology information systems (RIS) and picture archive and communication systems (PACS) are evolving from radiology departmental systems to an integral part of a healthcare IT strategy. 

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
  • Discuss the evolution of PACS and RIS in the Radiology Department
  • Describe the changes in RIS/PACS in relation to the information technology (IT) enterprise
  • Explain how imaging systems are becoming an integral part of an IT strategy

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Administrator Continuing Education

This program has been approved by the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) for 1.00 hours ARRT Category A continuing education credit. This program has been approved for CRA renewal credit under the Communications and Information (CI) and Operations Management (OM) domains.  Certificates of Credit accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

There are no fees or prerequisites to participate in this program. In order to view this lecture, you must have an account and register for this lecture at

  • To view the lecture, log-in to your account at Click on the lecture title and follow the link to the recording.
  • At the conclusion of the lecture, close the Vimeo recording window.
  • Return to the course in your account at
  • From the COURSE HOME page, click the button for POSTTEST and for EVALUATION.
  • A passing grade of at least 75% is required to receive credit. You may take the test up to three times.
  • Upon receipt of a passing grade, you will be able to print a certificate of credit from your account at
  • Your certificate of credit will remain in your account at as a permanent record of your participation.

Joseph L. Marion, MBA

Joseph Marion is principal of Healthcare Integration Strategies, LLC, (HIS) in Waukesha, WI, assisting clients with strategic planning and implementation services for imaging integration into the healthcare enterprise information systems infrastructure.

Mr. Marion has worked for more than 40 years in the healthcare industry, first with GE Medical Systems as Product Planning Manager for CT products and then with GE’s PACS. In 1993, Mr. Marion founded HIS to address the growing opportunity to assist healthcare providers with both radiology PACS and speech recognition planning and implementation.

Population health management, image quality and reporting, interoperability, and clinical decision support are knowledge and competency areas integral to Mr. Marion’s teaching and consulting practice.

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:

Joseph Marion has received consulting fees from Herzing University and Agfa Corporation.

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

Sharon Cancino
Linda McLean, MS
Victoria Phoenix, BS

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of products and devices that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any products or devices outside of the labeled indications.  

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


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. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.