Sectra Systems provide hospitals with an Image Exchange Portal (IEP) as a network for the transfer of medical images and reports between care providers. This service is used by almost every hospital in the UK, providing access to the Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS).
The system enables patient radiology, pathology and other clinical specialism’s images and associated data to be shared across the country, providing authorised clinicians access to the IEP to view current and historic imaging and information about their patients.
System providers and users faced some limitations when transferring images using the existing N3 infrastructure, which could mean poor access to the IEP, poor delivery of care and poor user experience. With ever increasing clinical data traffic and the resultant increased demand on network infrastructure, the transition to HSCN - a modern, faster, more reliable network - created an ideal opportunity for Sectra Systems to address these issues.