ATLANTA—The new Imaging Case and Collaboration (ICC) app from Carestream Dental is the easy-to-use platform that makes sharing cases more secure and straightforward. From the GP to the specialist to the lab—even practices within the same network, such as a DSO setting—ICC makes it easier to connect oral health care providers for closer collaboration, getting patients the answers and care they need sooner.
ICC lets users upload all their important case images, from CBCT scans (DICOM) and intraoral scans (STL) to JPGS. With one-click, treatment plans and images can be shared with colleagues and other oral healthcare professionals, such as third-party partners and labs, for enhanced collaboration. That collaboration is taken a step further thanks to a valuable Message tool that lets users highlight and comment on specific areas of interests on an image.
“A GP may be concerned by a periapical lesion on a 3D scan and share it with their endodontist referral with a note on the area of interest,” Ed Shellard, D.M.D, chief dental officer, said. “The endodontist is then immediately notified and can quickly respond to the doctor’s concern.”
When transferring sensitive patient information, knowing who can access and view the files and for how long is of the utmost importance to ensure patient privacy and safety. The ICC app makes granting or revoking access to cases easy with just a single click. So, as an office grows and brings in new doctors or referral relationships change, practices maintain strict control over who sees which cases.
ICC is a completely Could-based platform that brings with it all the benefits of a hosted solution. Practice owners can reduce their reliance on server maintenance and back-up, as it’s all handled offsite by Carestream Dental, thus reducing IT costs. Data encryption and storage meets all local, regional and country policies to ensure compliance regarding patient privacy.
This intuitive app can currently be accessed from a desktop and will soon be available for download on iOS smart phones for anytime access and sharing. The platform compresses any data loss at no cost before any transfer and storage, reducing file size and speeding up transfer so doctors can start collaborating sooner rather than waiting for files to upload.
“If someone can share photos and tag a ‘friend’ on a social media sites, then they can use the ICC platform,” Shellard said. “Uploading photos and adding a message to a referral is just as quick and easy in the new app.”
As technology becomes even more integrated and treatment planning relies more heavily on large image files and supporting data, image sharing hubs like the ICC will be the key to bringing it all together.
To learn more about the Image Case and Collaboration app, or any of Carestream Dental’s initiative solutions, visit carestreamdental.com