DICOM Modality Worklist (DMWL)

Picture Archiving Communication Systems (PACS), Radiology Information Systems (RIS), and EMR/EHR are commonly used in healthcare settings to manage various aspects of patient demographic information (PHI), healthcare operations, and exam scheduling. However, manual data entry from these systems into modalities like CT, MRI, Ultrasound, and others poses risks of errors and inefficiencies. The growing number of visual light imaging and mobile acquisition devices requires seamless integration with PACS and EMR/EHR. Unifier DICOM Modality Worklist (DMWL) creates a centralized scheduling database into a Worklist Server for Radiology encompassing modalities, image acquisition devices, archives, DICOM, and non-DICOM, on-premise and remote sites to the healthcare organization. Studies are automatically linked to the patient record and available immediately to care teams. Unifier DICOM Modality Worklist is vendor-neutral, IHE-compliant, and interfaces with any EMR/EHR, PACS, or RIS systems, creating an efficient single source of truth for patient demographic information.

DICOM Modality Worklist (DMWL) Features and Benefits

  • Effortlessly integrate patient demographic information from diverse PACS or RIS systems into the EMR/EMR, even for studies generated at remote sites.
  • Automate workflows to minimize errors and manual tasks for DICOM Modality Worklist-enabled devices and non-DICOM devices like cameras and scopes.
  • Ensure HIPAA compliance and data security by granting users access only to necessary study data.
  • Scale infrastructure effectively accommodates growth and acquisitions and provides a dependable health system solution.
  • Save time and resources and remove complexity from the enterprise imaging infrastructure by consolidating multiple disparate worklist providers.
  • Interoperability between disparate information systems and any DICOM and HL7-enabled devices.

DICOM Modality Worklist (DMWL) Functionality

  • Flexible Routing: Efficiently route data based on any standard or private DICOM tag, utilizing date, time, and cache data for deferred delivery. Leverage HL7 fields or field groups as triggers for routing actions.
  • Enterprise-grade DMWL: Consolidates all DMWLs, including mammography, ultrasound, dermatology, and wound care, into one interface, eliminating the need for multiple disparate DMWLs.
  • Integrated Operations: Seamlessly function as a Modality Worklist DICOM HL7 broker and an interface engine DICOM PACS proxy.
  • Enterprise Management: Provide robust enterprise-wide configuration management, logging, and auditing capabilities to ensure compliance with HIPAA regulations.
  • User-Friendly Configuration: Enjoy a transparent and user-friendly WebGUI interface with configuration tools and a setup wizard.
  • DICOM Modality Proxy (Optional): Facilitate multiple proxy connections to and from diverse DICOM nodes, including modalities, secondary capture devices, PACS/MIMPS, and VNA. This approach fosters vendor neutrality and interoperability across previously isolated systems within Enterprise Imaging.
  • Workflow Optimization: Populate worklists on endpoints, seamlessly “ingest” images, and smoothly relocate them to permanent storage locations within the EMR/EHR system.
  • Configurable Appliance: Deploy a lightweight, configurable Linux-based appliance that supports secure, instantaneous updates.
  • Scalability: Achieve horizontal scalability by clustering multiple units, ensuring a responsive system that grows with your needs.
  • Security and Deployment Flexibility: Guarantee encryption for all outgoing traffic while enjoying a range of deployment choices: on-premise, private cloud, prominent cloud providers, or hybrid model.
  • Interoperability: Supports visible light imaging with Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) enabled using DMWL HL7 Broker and DICOM Modality Proxy frameworks.