PRODA Upgrades

In anticipation of Medicare turning off their PKI certificate infrastructure. Cynetics is updating customers to PRODA Webservices.

To Support PRODA Webservices, a complete system update is required due to the Security library dependencies for Webservices.

This is a significant update that will require planning and data migration.

Medicare Interface Approval

We are pleased to announce that Australian Medicare has approved Cynetic’s PRODA Webservices interface for Patient verification, BulkBilling and Patient Claiming.

After 18 months of development, 3 weeks of integration testing was completed with Medicare, and tested in Medical imagingĀ  / specialist scenarios.

The PRODA Webservices interface replaces the original “Enterprise Server Adapter” (ESA) that used Medicares’ PKI certificates.

The new PRODA system no longer requires Medicare to supply CD’s containing security certificates for secure messaging.

DICOM Compression

The DICOM Standard is not the most efficient method of transporting data between systems over wide area networks.

  • each DICOM file contains header information that is replicated in every image. this is considered a huge over head or duplication of data.
  • DICOM SCP (service class provider) / SCU (service class user) communicate over their own TCP/IP Protocol. There are other transmission methods that are far more efficient.
  • Many Vendors change the image “DICOM Flavour” to improve image transfer.(alter the image content)

Cynetics have developed “compression systems” that think beyond the DICOM standard for efficient transfer of DICOM Data. We can provide improved image transfer speeds over WAN without compromising image quality through DICOM Compression. (lossless imaging )

One of our first projects was to achieve multi site comprehensive imaging tele-radiology on very low bandwidth connections shared with off site RIS data. (512kb/sec).

We managed to shift over 400 comprehensive modality studies from 5 remote sites over these slow networks to a reporting bunker, all within business hours.

With the NBN now rolled out, there is still a use for these systems as they ensure the complete Study is delivered and cannot be reported before all images arrive.

This system can be integrated into Cynetics RIS as a Send or Receive system.

ie: TeleRadiology Source or Reporting Destination.