From the simple press of a button that opens the images for a patient order, to the uniform name changes in KIS/RIS/PACS, to the automatic management of clinical conferences – the power of interfaces with other systems is decisive for a system that is truly seamless. Thanks to the flexible interfaces in the Digital Medics PACS, nothing stands in the way of a “best of class” approach.
The integration of a PAC system into the existing IT landscape is, happily, not a new subject. Standard interfaces have stabilized and provide the basis by which the KIS/RIS and the PACS can work together transparently. An integration commonly takes place on three levels: loading the imaging data from the patient’s file, the connection between the image archive and the imaging devices, and the synchronization of changes in patient data across the KIS/RIS and PACS.
For the exchange of imaging data, the DICOM standard was created. This standard is implemented in the VivoSafe archive and thus makes it easy to receive imaging data from all DICOM-capable imaging devices. The connection is commonly established within just a few minutes.
The VivoSafe archive offers an interface for receiving standardized HL7 messages, such as ORM (electronic tasks), ADT (patient data), or ORU (result documentation).
Next to the automatic mechanisms, like the automatic sync of patient data, the VivoSafe archive can be adapted to provider-specific workflows using simple XML rules.
Should all mammographies be automatically transferred to the mammography workstation? Very simple:
With the support of Digital Medics and the easy-to-use VivoSafe Workflow Engine, you can easily adapt the Digital Medics PACS with any existing infrastructure. Fulfill user requests without giving in to the limits of your system!
Thanks to redundancy in all core components, a server failure is unlikely. Too high loads on the database or capacity headaches are common because of natural growth in radiology and are everyday issues for IT departments.
But when should the system warn you when it stops receiving radiology jobs via HL7? At night, that is normal. Friday afternoons?
The VivoSafe PACS is shipped with a preconfigured Nagios installation and includes a large number of rules that are tried and tested in previous installations. That way, right from the start unnecessary warnings are reduced to a minimum.
Do you use your own Nagios server? Then VivoSafe can be configured as a client. If you don’t have one, you can be informed via e-mail about critical situations. Or would you like to leave the administration completely in Digital Medics’ PACS specialists’ safe hands? Digital Medics offers a comprehansive 24/7 support contract and can proactively react to the Nagios early warning system.