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AUTOMATIC DEVICE CONNECTIVITY RECOGNITION SYSTEM FOR HOSPITAL

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000126273D
Publication Date: 2005-Jul-12
Document File: 4 page(s) / 124K

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Abstract

In an embodiment, this invention allows a user to perform a DICOM Modality Worklist query or a DICOM C-echo to the Modality Worklist Provider. This request is rejected, as the device is not authorized. Nonetheless the SCP captures the DICOM information of the querying device and automatically populates a graphical user interface with this information. Now the user can consult this interface and authorize the device by a single click that "activates" the device, adding it to the list of authorized devices. This capability will eliminate manual intervention when it comes to Modality registration while satisfying a very important HIPAA requirement.

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AUTOMATIC

DEVICE

CONNECTIVITY

RECOGNITION

SYSTEM

FOR

HOSPITAL

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

[0001]               This invention relates generally, to a system for automatic recognition of a device connected to an existing clinical equipment network in a hospital.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0002]                 Generally, when a new device is added in a hospital, it is necessary to query the Modality Worklist Provider to get its Worklist information.  HIPAA forbids a Service Class Provider to accept request from unauthorized devices, and therefore, service personal and/or integrators are forced to manually collect Modality information before registering them with the SCP.  Devices that are not registered would be denied access to the worklist or risk being in violation of HIPAA requirements.  The manual registration process is fairly cumbersome as it requires the knowledge of the DICOM parameters of each Modality ( IP address and Application Entity Title).  This information may be difficult to retrieve especially if the new device comes from another vendor.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0003]                 FIG. 1 shows an example of an automatic device connectivity recognition system according to one embodiment of this invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0004]    Various embodiments of this invention provide a system for automatic recognition of a device connected to an existing clinical equipment network in a hospital.

[0005]   In an embodiment, this invention allows a user to perform a DICOM Modality Worklist query or a DICOM C-echo to the Modality Worklist Provider.  This request is rejected, as the device is not authorized.  Nonetheless the SCP captures the DICOM information of the querying device and automatically populates a graphical user interface with this information.  Now the user can consult this interface and authorize the device by a single click that “activates” the device, adding it to the list of authorized devices.  This capability will eliminate manual intervention when it comes to Modality registration while satisfying a very important HIPAA requirement.

[0006]   Although. manual solutions exist today to...