Software ‘vault’ captures and preserves radiology documents

December 3, 2004

The explosion of medical data amid federal regulations regarding patient privacy and long-term storage has galvanized the IT community to come up with better ways to handle sensitive information. Communication Synergy Technologies is showing how its new document preservation and archiving technology tackles record-keeping problems.

The explosion of medical data amid federal regulations regarding patient privacy and long-term storage has galvanized the IT community to come up with better ways to handle sensitive information. Communication Synergy Technologies is showing how its new document preservation and archiving technology tackles record-keeping problems.

The software-based solution records, preserves, and allows the retrieval of radiology reports and other documents as part of the company's InForm RIS. The intuitive Document Vault archive captures and preserves nonimaging data automatically. A black box the size of a toaster is installed in the flow of data as part of the company's RIS. This archives radiology reports, intuitively auto-indexing each one according to a predetermined filing and record retention strategy.

Document Vault solves the compliance headaches that threaten radiology operations as a result of government regulations, notably the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, according to CommSynTech CEO Seth A. Borg. The vault can be installed physically onsite, or CommSynTech can provide the service as part of an application service provider.