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TECHNIQUE TO SECURE VIEWING OF A PATIENT MEDICAL IMAGE BY A THIRD PARTY

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000238394D
Publication Date: 2014-Aug-22
Document File: 6 page(s) / 224K

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Abstract

The invention proposes a technique to secure viewing of a patient medical image by a third party. The technique authorizes access to the patient medical image an arbitrary number of times by scanning a barcode. The technique does not allow exposing personal information and retains full control over the number of times an image is viewed.

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TECHNIQUE TO SECURE VIEWING OF A PATIENT MEDICAL IMAGE BY A THIRD PARTY

 

 

BRIEF ABSTRACT

The invention proposes a technique to secure viewing of a patient medical image by a third party. The technique authorizes access to the patient medical image an arbitrary number of times by scanning a barcode. The technique does not allow exposing personal information and retains full control over the number of times an image is viewed.

KEYWORDS

Medical image, Third party, QR code, Document


DETAILED DESCRIPTION

Generally, a patient tends to acquire a second medical opinion about a doctor diagnosis. As the doctor diagnosis results to surgical procedure for which the patient is not comfortable to endure. Sharing medical information with third parties often require difficult and time-consuming process in terms of regulation by insurance or medical facilities as well as the patient privacy and access security. Therefore, existing system requires third party registration, which is not possible, or even desirable by third parties.

            A conventional technique includes the third party to be in the network. However, conventional technique does not provide access security and patient privacy.

Therefore, there is a need for an efficient technique to provide access security and patient privacy.

The invention proposes a technique to secure viewing of a patient medical image by a third party. The technique authorizes access to the patient medical image an arbitrary number of times by scanning a barcode. The technique does not allow exposing personal information and retains full control over the number of times an image is viewed.

The patient controls third party viewing of a resource, which includes a digital imaging and communications in medicine (DICOM) document, which is stored on a cloud. The cloud is configured with expiration date and number of times the DICOM document to be accessed. Once co...