CliniSys Imaging has been developed to support the emerging requirements for digital pathology and to resolve the common issues in accessing and managing images currently experienced in pathology. Pathology images are currently typically stored outside of the LIMS, which creates a disconnect between the pathology event and the image. Images are often stored in various formats, including some proprietary to the device, and are viewed either locally or not at all. Due to a lack of a central storage solution, images are rarely being stored or saved, and are not integrated or shared outside of the pathology department.
With a single central storage for all images and integration with CliniSys LIMS, Imaging addresses the increased call to share, review, save and link images to the hospital infrastructure in line with the principles of interoperable IT connectivity, essential for the drive for greater efficiency highlighted in Lord Carter's report and the QIPP agenda.
Imaging uses open industry standard Dicom 3.0, the de-facto standard for transmission of diagnostics grade medical images. Having the image fully integrated with the CliniSys LIMS and with all necessary patient demographics routinely embedded within the image itself, Imaging provides improved levels of patient safety and is fully supportive of data governance requirements with patient centric images.