“In healthcare, interoperability is the ability of different information technology systems and software applications to communicate, exchange data, and use the information that has been exchanged. Data exchange schema and standards should permit data to be shared across clinicians, lab, hospital, pharmacy, and patient regardless of the application or application vendor.”

Definition of Interoperability Approved by HIMSS Board, April 2013

PICOM365 Interoperability

Interoperability in Medical Imaging

Medical imaging interoperability involves a complex web of data sharing and connectivity to multiple locations, user types, and imaging and IT systems to facilitate the digital collection, storage and distribution of imaging data to help:

  • Eliminate unnecessary studies to better manage costs and radiation exposure
  • Ensure availability of medical information needed for a complete diagnosis
  • Decrease TAT for remote and subspecialty studies
  • Expedite method for making time critical medical decisions

DICOM and imaging standards have streamlined the storage and transmission of images and associated data; however, the use of proprietary data structures, messages and files continue to hamper interoperability. To address gaps, providers resort to work-arounds and manual data entry, often leading to lost patient data and sub-optimal care. PICOM365 offers a dynamic solution that sensibly manages all imaging needs.

ScImage Interoperability Advantages

Interoperability has never been as important, yet no two healthcare environments have the same requirements for data exchange due to their systems mix and changing market demands associated with reimbursement, collaboration, regulations, and consolidation.Providing flexible exchange and dynamic workflow between disparate PACS, EHR, HIEs and departmental information systems, PICOM365 is engineered to adhere to strict industry standards to assure interoperability in whatever form you need:

  • Eliminate security concerns
  • Support currently installed PACS worklist and viewer
  • Flexible architecture – on premise, in the Cloud or hybrid
  • Data distribution – versatile business rules control all aspects of image and report distribution
  • Support existing 3rd party reporting
  • Analytic data from multiple locations to support PQRS reporting
  • Reading and reporting
  • Imaging platform that addresses all areas of interoperability anywhere at any time
  • Experience connecting with a significant number of EHR, RIS, VR and PACS vendors
  • Robust, flexible software engineered to adapt to unique worklow requirements

PICOM365 Interoperability

The Architecture

PICOM365’s unique architecture can address all forms of interoperability and is easily updatable as requirements change. Available on-premise, in the Cloud or in a customizable format combing both.

The Security

PICOM365 takes a holistic view of security to protect all patient data, physical or digital, in transfer and storage. Our high-availability Cloud solution is accredited by the Department of Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) due to its highly secure transfer of images and storage of data, which is architected to ensure at least seven copies of all Studies are stored for disaster-averse redundancy.