PACS Study Groups for CIIP/PARCA

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What are on line study groups?

Study groups typically consist of 3-6 students who work together through the subject matter for a period of 6-10 weeks, using a study guide, and assisted by an experienced mentor. After finishing this exercise, the student will have gained a better understanding of the covered topics to enable them to function better in their health technology positions. In addition, they will be better prepared to take any of the certification exams (PARCA, CIIP, etc.). This is a good tool for students who just finished course work, have done extensive self study, and/or have extensive experience in the subject matter and need a refresher. This study method is also beneficial for those who rely on peer pressure to complete their study assignments. It is not recommended for students who are novices as they may quickly get lost or fall behind.

Who provides these study groups?

These study groups are provided by OTech Inc. using a convenient on-line meeting system such as Skype or Webex. The facilitators are provided by OTech. Each group will be assigned a mentor who will assist with any subject matter questions.

How does it work?

After you join a study group starting on a specific date, the course facilitator will send you an email with an assigned group and a password enrolling you to a specific group forum in OTechU. Each person is encouraged to team up with another member to answer any applicable assignments, which are then discussed among the group members. A set of discussion questions will be posted one week prior to each meeting. Each group’s mentor will guide the discussions and, if necessary, provide an expert opinion.

Can anyone join?

These study groups are open to anyone wanting to study towards achieving a specific certification. If you don’t have the applicable study guide for this certification, you should purchase it, see OTech Study Guides. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis, limited by the number of mentors we have available. You should have experience in the particular subject matter, have done extensive self-study, or followed any of the available courses.

What is my commitment?

Your commitment to your peers is that you will actively participate and work on the assignments. If you fall more than one month behind, you should contact the course coordinator to schedule you for the next study group. You can only reschedule once. You are required to acknowledge your commitment electronically at the time of the confirmation for the study group.

Study Group Schedule

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CIIP Study Guide - $120
HL7 Study Guide - $115
PACS Clinical Package - $550
PACS IT Package - $550

Training Schedule

MAR 15-31
PACS On-line Certification (PARCA CPAS) Bootcamp

MAR 24-26
PACS System Admin Online Cert. (PARCA CPSA) Bootcamp

APR 26
PACS On-line Core Essentials

APR 27
DICOM On-line Core Essentials

APR 28
HL7 v2 On-line Core Essentials

APR 29
HL7 FHIR On-line Core Essentials

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