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HealthData Talks: DICOM Viewer for an Active Archive

In this HealthData Talks episode, Shannon Larkin and John Jonas of Harmony Healthcare IT, cover an active archive solution for medical images – DICOM Viewer – an available option in HealthData Archiver®.

(0:11) The episode begins with Shannon Larkin introducing John Jonas, Business Analyst at Harmony Healthcare IT, and the topic of discussion – DICOM Viewer for an archive.

(1:35) The conversation takes off with the discussion of discrete data management. Jonas explains discrete data is very accessible, easy to search/sort/filter and is much of the data Harmony archives. Although, image and document archiving can also be migrated over to a go-forward EHR or long-term storage solution, such as HealthData® Archiver.

(3:00) Larkin digs deeper, wondering how storing DICOM images in an active archive works and how it is different than a legacy PAC system. Jonas explains that DICOM images such as MRI or CT scans, all being high quality images, may have multiple images tied to one study, which can be difficult to store on the backend. Bringing these images over to an active archive allows clients flexibility to decommission an expensive PAC solution without having to migrate the image over to a go-forward solution.

(5:15) Alternative options for DICOM Viewer are discussed, which is to print the images off via PDF and archiving. DICOM Viewer allows users to view images in a full resolution, with built-in tools, and offers a one of kind user experience when viewing images.

(6:15) Key features of HealthData Archiver® DICOM Viewer are brought to light. Functionalities include different image displaying options, diagnostic capabilities that are compatible with an archive, and image download in JPG and PNG formats.

(9:23) Larkin asks if study reports are linked right to the DICOM image. The answer is yes, DICOM studies can be displayed to give details of what might be inside of a study. These reports can be linked in the archive with proper back-end configuration.

(9:46) The conversation wraps up with Jonas explaining storage costs of large and complex images can be extremely high in a PAC system, and the DICOM Viewer is a low-cost alternative to store these images.

 

 

 

 

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Key Moments

(0:11) The episode begins with Shannon Larkin introducing John Jonas, Business Analyst at Harmony Healthcare IT, and the topic of discussion – DICOM Viewer for an archive.

(1:35) The conversation takes off with the discussion of discrete data management. Jonas explains discrete data is very accessible, easy to search/sort/filter and is much of the data Harmony archives. Although, image and document archiving can also be migrated over to a go-forward EHR or long-term storage solution, such as HealthData Archiver®.

(3:00) Larkin digs deeper, wondering how storing DICOM images in an active archive works and how it is different than a legacy PAC system. Jonas explains that DICOM images such as MRI or CT scans, all being high quality images, may have multiple images tied to one study, which can be difficult to store on the backend. Bringing these images over to an active archive allows clients flexibility to decommission an expensive PAC solution without having to migrate the image over to a go-forward solution.

(5:15) Alternative options for DICOM Viewer are discussed, which is to print the images off via PDF and archiving. DICOM Viewer allows users to view images in a full resolution, with built-in tools, and offers a one of kind user experience when viewing images.

(6:15) Key features of HealthData Archiver® DICOM Viewer are brought to light. Functionalities include different image displaying options, diagnostic capabilities that are compatible with an archive, and image download in JPG and PNG formats.

(9:23) Larkin asks if study reports are linked right to the DICOM image. The answer is yes, DICOM studies can be displayed to give details of what might be inside of a study. These reports can be linked in the archive with proper back-end configuration.

(9:46) The conversation wraps up with Jonas explaining storage costs of large and complex images can be extremely high in a PAC system, and the DICOM Viewer is a low-cost alternative to store these images.

 

Speakers

Host:
Shannon Larkin, VP of Marketing and Business Development at Harmony Healthcare IT, utilizes her 25+ years of health IT experience to connect healthcare organizations with a team of experts that consolidate and modernize data storage to reduce cost and risk.

Guest:
John Jonas, Business Analyst at Harmony Healthcare IT, plans and researches new features and functionalities for the company’s line of products, working with various teams within the organization. He has over 6 years of experience in engineering and healthcare information technology.

 

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