Healthcare providers face the challenging problem of managing video from surgical procedures. There are no clear and concrete solutions to afford efficient management of these important files. The CIO
and those tasked to manage these files need to ask; is video one more “document” that should be store with the Medical Record? Or, is it sufficient to take some key frames? If so, what do we do with the rest of the video? Or should it all be stored for research and legal issues?

Medting has already addressed these issues with its MedicalExchange and Medical Image Organizer (MIO) product solutions.

There are different problems to be solved with Video in the operating room:

  1. You will need to capture the image/video generated by a device (an endoscope, for instance), and convert it to DICOM (f not already in native DICOM forma). MIO provides this function, retrieving patient ID or other data from an information system (HIS, RIS…) to properly identify the images/video; and generates appropriate DICOM tags for the image, and stores in a repository. MIO can also be configured to capture video sequences, preconfiguring the length of the sequences. (Of course you can capture unlimited video length also). MIO can generate DICOM multiframe or mpeg2 video.
  2. Then you will need to store the videos. Two possibilities exist, depending on your needs:
    • If the videos are intended to be included in the Electronic Patient Record, we recommend the PACS as a storage system. In that case you would store “short” video sequences in DICOM multiframe format (usually the PACS doesn’t support mpeg2 storage). MIO can easily communicate and integrate with PACS system. C2C has also developed MIO Broker, which sends information to PACS without requiring a previous RIS scheduling.
    • If the videos are intended for research or for “private” storage (maybe the physician wants to keep a copy of all his work while he is in the operating room), or if you want to share them between other colleagues outside your hospital, allowing them to make comments, or if you want to implement some kind of telemedicine project, then MedicalExchange MEDTING is the right repository.

With the system On, the physicians simply presses a foot switch or a wireless mouse to automatically start/stop video recording, and automatically convert it and sent it to PACS/MedicalExchange.

A robust and cost effective solution for Video management in Operating Room is now available from MEDTING.

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