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Benefits of PostDICOM Cloud PACS

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PostDICOM Cloud PACS provides resources and services to doctors, hospitals, and hospital groups. Each of the functionality and services below provides PostDICOM as a choice for your business needs.


On-demand self-service: PostDICOM users can register to new services and scale their business when they need new resources. Assigning new resources and scaling their business resources does not affect current business operations. Moreover, administrative users can make changes in the system without contacting the vendor for every action. They can also assign resources to users and perform administrative works on their account without any intervention from the host company.


Broad network access: PostDICOM cloud servers provide high-speed internet access to its users. In addition to high-speed network access, we provide PostDICOM Proxy application. This application downloads DICOM images and clinical documents and serves from the server to the local users.


Resource pooling: PostDICOM assigns resources to its users dynamically. Users share network, applications, memory, and storage.


Rapid elasticity: PostDICOM users can increase/decrease resources without changing the software or underlying hardware.


Measured service: PostDICOM charges for the storage and services used during a billing period. Users can register for what they need currently and change storage/services at a later time.


Security: All of the communication between PostDICOM servers and clients are performed using SSL. Moreover, all of the DICOM images and clinical documents are encrypted using 256bit AES encryption and then stored on the PostDICOM servers and global company storages (such as Amazon S3 Storage).


Global reach: PostDICOM Cloud PACS consists of 5 different availability regions. Businesses and individual users can register for a region that is available for their county. If more than one region is available for their county, they can choose among them.


Reliable, Secure, Fast and Easy DICOM Sharing

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Sharing medical images and clinical documents is a necessity in many situations and current professions need a reliable, secure, fast and easy DICOM images access. Moreover, they need to see clinical documents to perform a correct diagnosis.


For many years, clinics and hospitals used on-premise PACS on the site. In those systems, they distribute DICOM images by burning images into CDs and distribute them by mail. Distribution of CDs is a cumbersome process, and no one knows when the recipient gets the CDs and when will the evaluation occurs. Moreover, CDs contain a basic DICOM viewer and they support only one operating system. If the CD viewer is not compatible with the operating system of the recipient, they cannot view and process the images at all.


PostDICOM Cloud PACS provides sharing solutions by overcoming the following difficulties.


Big data size: Number of the images captured by the modalities (such as CT, MRI, XA, PET) are increasing every year. For example 10 years ago the number of images taken for Thorax CT was around 30-50 images (15-25 MB). Currently it is around 500-5,000 images (250-2,500 MB). It is a challenging job to distribute high volume images to the recipients. PostDICOM uses streaming technology, and users can access the images in seconds. PostDICOM servers process the study and send result picture to the client.


Sharing with a link: Authenticated user can share DICOM studies with the clinical documents with the recipients they want. They can assign passwords to the shared link and can set an expiration date for images access. Moreover, users can see shared links on the user interface and can cancel them at any time.


HTML5 DICOM viewer and clinical document viewer: PostDICOM provides HTML5 DICOM images, and clinical documents viewer and users do not need to install any software on their hardware. Supported platforms are Windows, MacOS, Linux, IOS and, Android.


Advanced viewing tools: PostDICOM provides advanced tools. These tools include MPR (Multi Planar Projection), MIP (Maximum Intensity Projection), MINIP (Minimum Intensity Projection), AVGIP (Average Intensity Projection), 3D Construction, PET/CT FUSION, PET/MR FUSION. Users can access and use these tools from the HTML5 interface.


Security: PostDICOM communications are performed through https using SSL (Secure Socket Layer). Also, users can assign passwords for each of the created shared links, and they can only be accessed using the password provided. Moreover, users can see shared links on the user interface and can cancel them at any time.


In short PostDICOM Cloud PACS provides tools for reliable, secure, fast and easy sharing. Users can register for free, and upload their DICOM files and clinical documents. Then, they can create a share link and mail it to the recipient within the system. As soon as recipient receives the shared link and the access password, he or she can access DICOM images and clinical documents without installing any software on their device.


PostDICOM Regions and Server Locations

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PostDICOM operates on five different regions and eight different locations. Each region works isolated from each other and patient data (DICOM images, clinical documents, and patient information in the database) are stored only on that region. If one region has more than one location, servers replicate data among themselves. If one of them is not available, the other one responds to the user's data access requests. For example, Frankfurt (GE) and Paris (FR) servers store Europian Union patients data and those servers replicate patient data between themselves. However, it is not backed up or replicated with any server at another region.

Frankfurt (GE) or Paris (FR) server responds to user requests based on the location user is reaching to PostDICOM. If Frankfurt (GE) server is not available for some reason, Paris (FR) server responds to data access requests. Likewise, if Paris (FR) server is not available, Frankfurt (GE) server responds to data access requests.


Available Regions & Locations are listed below:


Europian Union


Frankfurt (GE)


Paris (FR)



United Kingdom


London (UK)



United States of America


Washington DC (USA)


San Francisco (USA)



Canada


Montreal (CA)



Asia & Pacific


Singapur (SG)


Sydney (AU)



Planned Regions & Locations are as follows:



South America


Sao Paulo (BR)



Asia & Pacific


Mumbai (IN)



PostDICOM Security

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PostDICOM's top priority is secure storage and secure retrieval of the patient data. We provide following security measures to ensure data is safe at all times.


Storage Regions and Servers


PostDICOM operates on five different regions and eight different locations in order to comply with regulations. Each region works isolated from each other and patient data (DICOM images, clinical documents, and patient information in the database) are stored only on that region. If one region has more than one location, servers replicate data among themselves



Session and Data Transfer Security


PostDICOM uses secure communications (SSL) internally between its servers. Also, user requests are only supported over HTTPS. Moreover, when a user logs in, a session is created and it remains active until user logs out or a timeout occurs. Only requests from valid sessions are processed by PostDICOM servers.



Encryption


PostDICOM uses AES 256 encription by default. When user data reaches to PostDICOM, servers first encript data with AES 256 and then stores them on Amazon Web Services S3 storage of that region.



Password Policy


All of the users have to use strong passwords for their accounts. Passwords must be at least 6 characters long and must contain at least one uppercase, one lowercase and one special character. This is enforced by PostDICOM password set up policy.



Anonymization of Patient's Data


If the identity of the patient is important, users can anonymize DICOM images during Upload process. DICOM images are anonymized at the client machine and then uploaded to the PostDICOM.



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PostDICOM is the next generation PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) which is built using Cloud technologies. It provides advanced tools and services to be used by healthcare professionals.

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