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This is used to confirm that an image has been permanently stored by a device such as a disk or back-up media or server. This makes it safe to delete the images locally.
Industry Standards DICOM Query/Retrieve This function allows a workstation to find the lists of images and other ‘objects’ and then retrieve them from a PACS
Industry Standards DICOM Modality Worklist This enables an acquisition device (a modality - x-ray machine) to obtain details of patients scheduled examinations so that the information doesn’t have to by entered multiple times.
Industry Standards DICOM Modality Performed Procedure Step This function enables the modality to send a report about an examination which includes data like when it was acquired, beginning time, end time, dose delivered, etc.)
Industry Standards DICOM More About DICOM If an acquisition device company says that it is DICOM compliant you should be able to request its DICOM conformance statement. If it does have one, it is not DICOM compliant.
Industry Standards DICOM More About DICOM Just because an image is DICOM compliant does not mean that it can be sent to a medical facility. There must be a functioning DICOM server to make this a true enterprise system.
Industry Standards DICOM More About DICOM For more Information about DICOM, visit: http://DICOM.nema.org
Global authority for healthcare information interoperability and standards
2,300 members represent 500 corporate members – 90% of the information system vendors.
Supports clinical practice and the management, delivery, and evaluation of health services.
ADA signed an Associate Charter Agreement September 2009 to develop dental IT standards
Industry Standards IHE – Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise IHE Connectathon Results Browser Oct 11, 2009 ... Browse the results of the IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) connectathons that have taken place in Europe, Japan and North America ... connectathon -results. ihe -europe.net/
An initiative by healthcare professionals and industry to improve the way computer systems in healthcare share information
Several hundred products support one or more IHE Profiles
Integration Profiles describe clinical information management use cases and specify how to use existing standards (HL7, DICOM, etc,...) to address them
Industry Standards On April 14, 2003, the privacy rules promulgated under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) changed the way that certain health record custodians (called “covered entities”) will respond to a request for disclosure of a person’s "protected health information" (PHI). HIPPA – Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Requires the establishment of national standards for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health insurance plans, and employers
Yeoh & Muranaka Medical Center, based in Honolulu, Hawaii facilitates three outpatient imaging clinics.
Pangea Dental Analysis Functions PACS software provides many analytic features that plain films cannot duplicate.
Pangea Dental Analysis Functions The ZOOM function allows the viewing of two or more images taken over time to document potential change.
Pangea Dental Analysis Functions The measurement functions allow for a gross calculation of the length, ratio, area, angles and a value based on the density of the location (area or single point) being viewed
Pangea Dental Analysis Functions In this case the length of the maxillary sinus and a TMJ defect is calculated. There are many more analytical features associated with Pangea Dental