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  • MGH query process
  • Feedback from CHB meeting about policies for PACS access
  • Policies and Procedures for PACS access at each institution
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Harvard Catalyst Medical Informatics group Meeting Minutes January 25, 2011

In attendance:

  • Bill Wang
  • Shawn Murphy
  • Vincent Roch
  • Charles McGow
  • Steve Pieper
  • Valerie Humblet
  • Wendy Plesniak
  • Darren Sack
  • Bill Tellier
  • Yong Gao
  • Bill Hanlon
  • Alex Zeitsev (phone)
  • Chris Herrick (phone)
  • Dan Marcus (phone)

MGH query process

At MGH, it is a multi-node PACS. For performance reason, queries should be spread over separate nodes, access the system through 2 getaways. Issue with those 2 gateways, they only hold about 14 months of studies so far. If one is looking for older studies you need to do the query through multi points of entry to access the deep archives. Individual studies are never split but patients may be split.

Feedback from CHB meeting

Charles gave a summary of the meeting with the CHB Radiology Department to discuss issues linked to image sharing. The Radiology would have to comply with the whole hospital policy. If the hospital agrees that the Department has a right to allow or not to share images, we might need to create another column with an "allow" button. It would be reasonable for them to ask to restrict the hours of the query (not during peak hours, no more than x query at a time etc). So it is important to understand they requirements to be able to build the right tool if necessary. Right now anybody who has an IRB could be able to access all images. There must be a decision on where to put the approval process is it per user, per study, per IRB approval, per imaging study? The easiest would be to allow per user but it is probably not the solution the department would prefer.

Policies and Procedures for PACS access at each institution