Paul Dandrow, the vice president of business development at InSiteOne, commented: "From the beginning, we have leveraged our experience in both health care and information technology to optimise the storage, archiving, and retrieval of digital medical images. We provide a common sense approach to sharing images among geographically dispersed health care providers. With its Web streaming capabilities and robust architecture, InDex is offering a strong diagnostic component of the current telemedicine deployments."
InSiteOne's InDex Web-enabled service delivers an affordable and versatile solution for short-term storage, access, and long-term warehousing of its digital radiological images. InDex's open architecture integrates with any PACS modality as well as hospital networks and information systems. Using any standard Web browser and a wide or local area network or dial-up connection, InDex allows fast real time streaming of medical images directly from a DICOM archive. Radiologists and physicians can remotely access DICOM images from a physician's office, imaging centre, home office or other locations.
Available with the InDex service, iPACS Web-enables medical image archives, including PACS. iPACS works with standard Web browsers to allow ultra-fast progressive streaming of medical images in real time, directly from DICOM archives, using wide area networks, local area networks or dial-up connections. iPACS provides remote access to uncompressed DICOM images to physicians' offices, radiology group practice centres, homes, and other locations.
InDex is a fee-for-usage service offering substantial benefits to hospitals and radiology departments. It provides an immediate "plug-and-play" service with little or no modification required to the radiology department. Hospitals save significant time and money by outsourcing image archiving and retrieval, and combining it with on-site and off-site storage and viewing, all without compromising performance or image availability and access.
Key benefits include:
- Fast, reliable image access
- Low cost, flexible pricing
- Easy implementation, 24x7 full-service support
- Security and disaster recovery
- Uniformity across multiple sites/users
- Capital/budget optimisation for equipment, staff, and space
- Economies of scale with respect to infrastructure and technical resources
- Elimination of technical obsolescence issues