Quinte Health Care (QHC) utilizes a Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) with the provincial Data Image Repository (HDIRS). This increases the efficiency of the Diagnostic Imaging department, as radiologists can access images at any time, resulting in better patient care. For a complete list of sites connected to HDIRS click here.
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A new initiative aimed at providing seamless patient centered care began at QHC on April 1, 2019. Patients have an additional option for obtaining their images and reports after their Diagnostic procedure has been completed. Rather than requesting a CD copy and returning at a later date to retrieve it, patients can now access their images online via Pocket Health. Patients can ensure their images are getting to any physician, anywhere, by easily sharing a URL link via email or fax, or they can upload their images to a USB or CD and bring them to their appointment.
How Do Patients Access their Images?
There are 3 ways to access images:
- Patients can request a copy of their images on a CD by contacting Health Records and Release of Information at ext. 2280. A consent to release information form must be signed by patient prior to release and pick up of CD
- A physician can submit a consent to release information form to have images released to them specifically or a specialist on behalf of a patient
- Pocket Health is a means for patients to access and share their images and reports with any health care professional.