Hamburg, 01/24/2019 | Press Release | Medical Systems Olympus Europa launches connected medical recorder and hospital-wide medical content management solution
Olympus, a worldwide leading manufacturer of optical and digital precision technology, expands its expertise and portfolio by launching nCare, an easy-to-use, secure and reliable networked recorder, and VaultStream, a cutting-edge medical content management solution, together with its subsidiary Image Stream Medical Inc. (ISM). While significance of IT security in healthcare continues to grow drastically, the Olympus ISM solution for hospital-wide storage, access and sharing of recorded procedures is meeting the increased security expectations.
Hospitals are increasingly exposed to data protection violations. Medical products and software that are well protected against unauthorized access are in high demand. The hospital-wide documentation solution introduced by Olympus is secure, intuitive, and accessible anywhere. The nCare medical recorder and the VaultStream medical content management solution support efficient clinical workflows and safeguard recorded images and videos while providing flexibility in various healthcare environments, especially in the area of ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat).
Supporting and connecting clinicians throughout the hospital
nCare is a connected medical recorder that captures Full HD images and videos from up to two surgical devices simultaneously. Recorded visual data can be stored locally or managed automatically on VaultStream, a central, smart and secure medical content management system. VaultStream allows the user to access patient records via mobile devices or remote computers in a secure and flexible manner. Clinicians and nurses can share images and videos easily throughout the hospital or across hospital chains.
Moreover, the system provides very easy-to-use and advanced video editing tools. The video footage can be adjusted before submission to PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System), ensuring storage efficiency. Additionally, clinicians can be confident that all procedure videos will be available anywhere and anytime due to the automatic background video-recording feature.
Safeguarding visual data and patient health information
This combined solution supports GDPR compliancy by meeting highest standards for information security and privacy. It ensures that case data and other patient health information are only available to authorized users and remain confidential. Furthermore, the corruption and loss of irreplaceable procedure visual data in the event of an unexpected power loss is prevented. These security features help hospitals to gain a new level of confidence in their data and recording systems when performing complex procedures.
Highlights of the combined nCare and VaultStream solution
- HIS/PACS/VNA connectivity (DICOM, HL7)
- Expandable and integrated with VaultStream (VSS)
Flexibility in healthcare environments
- Capture virtually any video signal up to 1080p HD
- Remote image capture / video recording and mobile access
Supports efficient clinical workflow
- Capture, record, view, label, print, export and search
- Intuitive user interface and easy control
- Automatic background recording
- Integrated audio preamplifier and voice frequency overlay
- Side-by-side video and audio comparison
Hospital-grade IT security and GDPR compliancy
- Automated security patches, virus updates and daily reports
- Security best practices in authorization and authentication management, access attempt logging and secure connection protocols
- Protection against data loss in case of power interruption
- Hard-drive encryption
First-time demonstration at Arab Health
The Olympus ISM nCare and VaultStream solution will be demonstrated externally for the first time at one of the largest medical exhibitions and conferences, Arab Health, taking place in Dubai from January 28th-31st, 2019 (more information: www.arabhealthonline.com/en/Home.html).
What’s behind Olympus ISM
By the acquisition of ISM in 2017, Olympus aims to improve clinical outcomes, reduce overall costs and enhance quality of life for patients. Olympus ISM has made the visualization and integration of healthcare environments simple and intuitive. The technology integrates seamlessly with existing workflows, connecting healthcare teams and enabling them to focus on delivering outstanding patient care now and with changing demands in the future.