Mediclinic Middle East (MCME) integrates all patient data within its group through INFINITT Enterprise Imaging Platform

2020-12-21

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“We’ve had a lot of patient referrals within the MCME group during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to INFINITT Enterprise Imaging Platform, we could quickly access patient images from prior examinations at referring clinics/hospitals, which allowed us to provide the care they need in a much more efficient, timely manner.”  

Radiology manager, Mediclinic Al Noor Hospital

 

ABOUT MEDICLINIC

Mediclinic is an international private healthcare services group based in South Africa, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Switzerland. The group operates approximately 11,500 beds and 120 hospitals and clinics in total, of which its UAE division, Mediclinic Middle East (MCME), operates 7 hospitals and 20 clinics. MCME is a large hospital group on its own, with an average of over 650K radiology (DICOM) exams and 250K non-radiology (non-DICOM) exams conducted each year.

 

CHALLENGES

Generally in UAE, a patient would make a visit to a local clinic for primary care before being referred to a nearby hospital for more advanced examination and treatment. MCME, consisting of both hospitals and clinics, often has patients referred to and from within the group. However, the problem was that the twenty-seven MCME hospitals and clinics had been using a variety of different PACS and EHR and, as a result, varying patient ID systems with which they identified and managed data on a patient-basis. So when a patient was referred to Hospital B from Clinic A, for example, physicians at Hospital B could not access any of the patient’s prior exam images from Clinic A. Basically, data sharing and utilization within the MCME group was very limited.

In addition, there was no dedicated system at MCME for managing non-DICOM data. It was left to the physicians at each hospital/clinic to sporadically store and backup their own non-DICOM data on their departmental PC or external hard drives. As a result, there was always the inconvenience of having to manually open up and print out the files from a PC or a hard drive when they had to refer to past non-DICOM data.

 

SOLUTION

MCME sought to integrate the previously disconnected patient ID systems within its group and to systematically manage all non-DICOM data through INFINITT Enterprise Imaging Platform (consisting of PACS, VNA, universal viewer and more). Starting with a data center in Dubai and a disaster recovery center in Abu Dhabi and then phasing in with the clinics and hospitals one by one, MCME has been gradually building its own hospital network since the initial contract with INFINITT in 2018. Five hospitals and twelve clinics would have completed go-lives by the end of 2020, and all twenty-seven sites by 2021.

 

WHY INFINITT

There are largely three reasons INFINITT Healthcare was selected as MCME’s partner. The first was its high level of technical expertise as a SW dedicated vendor. Because all of INFINITT products are developed and serviced in-house, customer needs could easily be absorbed and reflected in the products as required. The second was INFINITT’s diverse product offerings. The fact that INFINITT services an entire range of departmental solutions (i.e. radiology PACS, dental PACS, report search solution, dose management solution, mammography portal, etc.) corresponded with MCME’s plans to gradually expand its enterprise imaging platform. The third was reliable maintenance services. With INFINITT Middle East Africa (IMEA) office located right in Dubai, MCME was guaranteed to receive strong onsite support from INFINITT at all times.

 

RESULTS

A unified patient ID system for managing all data within MCME

All data from within the MCME group has been consolidated under a single, unified patient ID system. Before, there were the inefficiencies of re-scanning a referred patient because his/her prior images are inaccessible or manually modifying the patient ID and uploading each external image brought in on a CD. Now, any image or data from any MCME hospital/clinic is available for easy access through a quick search on INFINITT PACS. “We’ve had a lot of patient referrals within the MCME group during the COVID-19 pandemic,” says the radiology manager at Mediclinic Al Noor Hospital in Abu Dhabi. “Thanks to INFINITT’s enterprise imaging platform, we could quickly access patient images from prior examinations at referring clinics/hospitals, which allowed us to provide the care they need in a much more efficient, timely manner.”

Integrated storage, management of and access to all non-DICOM data

Not only DICOM images but also non-DICOM data have been consolidated and are stored, managed and accessed in an integrated manner. It has especially been useful in the operation theatres (OT) at MCME, where they must check and refer to all types of clinical data before and after operating on a patient. Before, they had to go to each relevant department to copy or print out the non-DICOM files such as blood test results, ECG results, endoscopy results and previous operation videos. Now, all types of data including both DICOM and non-DICOM files can be accessed and viewed directly from ULite (INFINITT’s universal viewer) in the operation theatres. Then, the operation video itself is saved along with the patient’s other images and data, for an at-a-glance, post-operation review of the patient’s surgical records later on.

 

 

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All the information collected will only be used for purposes set out by this Privacy Policy. For purposes outside of this Policy, we will ask for your consent in advance.

 

 

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For disclosure of personal information to third parties, INFINITT will ask for your consent in advance and notify you individually of the following: to whom the information is disclosed, their key businesses, specific items of information to be disclosed, and purpose of the disclosure.

 

For the following cases, we may disclose your personal information upon obtaining your consent through a legitimate process.

  • Partnership: we may share your personal information with strategic partners for the provision of better INFINITT services. In such cases, we will notify you individually in advance of the following information: name of the partner company, items of personal information to be disclosed, purpose of the disclosure, period of retention, and privacy protection procedures. We will never disclose any information without your consent, and we will also notify you of any changes to or termination of the partnership. Once the partnership is terminated, we will dispose of your personal information unless you agree to its retention. Even if you agree to its retention, you may withdraw your consent at anytime.
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INFINITT may disclose your personal information to domestic and overseas branches, affiliates and partners for the provision of better INFINITT services.

 

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  • We will keep your personal information for cases where we announced the retention period in advance and/or where we obtained your consent to retention.
  • For the following cases, we may keep your information for the specified period:

① Records on sales/product inquiries or searches, withdrawal from contracts/subcontracts, customer complaints or dispute handling: 5 years (Consumer Protection in E-commerce)

② Records on website visits: 3 months (Protection of Communications Secrets Act)

③ Records on customer complaints or dispute handlings: 3 years (Consumer Protection in E-commerce)

④ To prevent user activities based on impure motives and to secure evidential materials in case of disputes: 3 months temporary retention (from the day of consent withdrawal)

⑤ Evidential records for a violation of internal policies (i.e. Illegal usage history): 1 year

 

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INFINITT may update its Privacy Policy from time to time. However, we do not reduce your rights stated in this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent. Any changes made to the Privacy Policy will be updated on this page.

 

 

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INFINITT strives to provide services that you can trust and rely on. We promise to commit to the protection of your information.

  • ISO/IEC 27001:2013

Published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), ISO/IEC 27001 is the highest international standard for assessing information security management.

INFINITT received the certification for ISO/IEC 27001 in 2016 and has been qualified ever since.

  • HIPAA

HIPAA is an act enacted to strengthen privacy, security, and reliability of health information in the United States. INFINITT adheres to all of HIPAA requirements from the early stages of product design.

  • BS10012:2017

BS 10012:2017 is an international management system standard for managing personal information.

In efforts to comply with GDPR and to effectively manage and protect personal information, INFINITT received the certification for BS 10012:2017 in 2018 and has been qualified ever since.

 

 

Contact Us

 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or INFINITT’s privacy practices, please contact us at:

 

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For additional counselling on infringement of personal information, please contact the following organizations:

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Collection of Personal Information

 

INFINITT collects the following information in order to provide the most appropriate and convenient services to our users.

The following information are collected from sales inquiries, product searches and exhibition scheduling, etc:

  • Contact Us
    Required(*): Full Name, Facility/Company, Country, Email Address, Phone Number
    Optional: Solution/Service of Interest, Comments
  • Case Study
    Required(*): Full Name, Facility/Company, Country, Email Address, Phone Number
    Optional: Solution/Service of Interest, Comments
  • Exhibition
    Required(*): Full Name, Facility/Company, Country, Email Address, Phone Number, Attending Exhibition, Date of Preference
    Optional: Solution/Service of Interest, Comments  

 

The following information are automatically collected from users and anonymized for any user-specific or device-specific data:

  • IP Address*, Cookies**, Records of Service Usage***, Records of Misuse, Device Information, ADID and IDFA information automatically collected from service usage.
    *IP(Internet Protocol) Address is online address information assigned to each PC or device using the internet.
    **Cookies are very small-sized text files saved in the user’s PC at the point of website access through a web browser. Next time the user accesses the website, the website server reads these cookie files and provides the same service settings as before. The user can choose to allow automatic cookie saves, to check each time a cookie is saved, or to reject cookie saves entirely. Please note that rejecting cookie saves could result in your inconvenience.
    ***Records of Service Usage are logs of: date of access, list of services used, and any normal/abnormal logs generated during usage.  

 

INFINITT uses Clicky* web analytics to log and analyze the traffic to our website. A unique ID tracking cookie is used for the legitimate purpose of identifying unique visitors. The following information are collected:

  • URL & title of pages viewed
  • URL & title of any links that are clicked on pages viewed
  • Referrer
  • Browser language
  • Screen resolution
  • x/y coordinates of mouse events
  • Unique ID tracking cookie (UID)
  • IP Address
  • Custom data**
  • *Clicky’s privacy policy here
  • **Custom data details here

 

 

Use of Personal Information

 

INFINITT uses the collected information to provide, maintain and improve our services, to develop new services, and to protect INFINITT and our users.

  • We may announce the release of new products, software updates and corporate news using the collected information.
  • We may develop, manage, provide and improve our products, services, contents and advertisements, and also prevent loss and fraud using the collected information.
  • We may identify individual users and/or appropriate services for users using the collected information.
  • We may notify important changes made to policy statements or terms and conditions using the collected information.
  • We may use the collected information for internal use such as audit, data analysis and research for the purpose of improving INFINITT products and services. All the information collected will only be used for purposes set out by this Privacy Policy. For purposes outside of this Policy, we will ask for your consent in advance.

All the information collected will only be used for purposes set out by this Privacy Policy. For purposes outside of this Policy, we will ask for your consent in advance.

 

 

Disclosure of Personal Information

 

For disclosure of personal information to third parties, INFINITT will ask for your consent in advance and notify you individually of the following: to whom the information is disclosed, their key businesses, specific items of information to be disclosed, and purpose of the disclosure.

 

For the following cases, we may disclose your personal information upon obtaining your consent through a legitimate process.

  • Partnership: we may share your personal information with strategic partners for the provision of better INFINITT services. In such cases, we will notify you individually in advance of the following information: name of the partner company, items of personal information to be disclosed, purpose of the disclosure, period of retention, and privacy protection procedures. We will never disclose any information without your consent, and we will also notify you of any changes to or termination of the partnership. Once the partnership is terminated, we will dispose of your personal information unless you agree to its retention. Even if you agree to its retention, you may withdraw your consent at anytime.
  • Subcontracting: we may subcontract the handling of your personal information for smoother business operations and provision of better services. In such cases, we will notify you in advance of the following information: name of the subcontractor, scope of personal information to be disclosed, and purpose, period and process of subcontracting.
  • Sales, M&A: in case the rights and obligations of INFINITT service provider is succeeded or transferred, we will notify you in advance and grant you the right to choose whether or not to withdraw your consent to INFINITT’s use of personal information.

 

For the following cases, we may disclose your personal information without your consent.

① When you already agreed to disclosure of your personal information.

② When you caused psychological and/or material damages to others in using INFINITT services, and there is strong enough evidence to mandate the disclosure of your personal information to enforce subsequent legal actions.

③ When we anonymize personal information for statistics, academic or market research purposes.

④ When by law, legal process and/or governmental authorities for investigative purposes.

 

 

Whom we disclose your information to

 

INFINITT may disclose your personal information to domestic and overseas branches, affiliates and partners for the provision of better INFINITT services.

 

To Whom

Purpose

Information to be disclosed

Period of Retention & Use

INFINITT Healthcare Co., Ltd.

Service

provision

Full Name, Facility/Company, Country, Email Address, Phone Number, Solution/Service of Interest, Attending Exhibition, Date of Preference, Comments

Until the cancellation of your membership or the termination of subcontract

HOMEPAGEKOREA
CO., Ltd.

System development and operation

Full Name, Facility/Company, Country, Email Address, Phone Number, Solution/Service of Interest, Attending Exhibition, Date of Preference, Comments, IP Address, Cookies, Date of Consent, Date of Access, Period of Service Usage, Records of Service Usage, Records of Misuse, Statistics

 

 

The Rights of Users & Legal Representatives

 

Users and their legal representatives may request through email or in writing to access or modify personal information and to withdraw consent to the collection and use of personal information.

 

If you request to correct an error in your collected personal information, we will not use or disclose your information until the correction has been made. If we have already disclosed inaccurate personal information to third parties, we will notify them as soon as the correction has been made. In response to a request for disposal of information, we will handle your personal information as stipulated in the “Period of retention & use” and make sure that it is not accessed or used for any other purposes.

 

By rule, we do not collect personal information of children under the age of 14 for whom we need consent from their legal representatives. If personal information of children under the age of 14 has been collected, their legal representatives have the rights to access, modify, or withdraw the consent to the collection and use of their information.

 

 

Management of Personal Information

 

Period of retention & use

By rule, INFINITT will dispose of your personal information when you request for the disposal or once the purpose of collection and usage has been fulfilled. But when there is a need for retention due to internal policies and/or subordinate legislation, we will keep your information for the period specified in the legislation.

  • We will keep minimum information and usage history for the period set by law such as the commercial law, for cases where retention of personal information is.
  • We will keep your personal information for cases where we announced the retention period in advance and/or where we obtained your consent to retention.
  • For the following cases, we may keep your information for the specified period:

① Records on sales/product inquiries or searches, withdrawal from contracts/subcontracts, customer complaints or dispute handling: 5 years (Consumer Protection in E-commerce)

② Records on website visits: 3 months (Protection of Communications Secrets Act)

③ Records on customer complaints or dispute handlings: 3 years (Consumer Protection in E-commerce)

④ To prevent user activities based on impure motives and to secure evidential materials in case of disputes: 3 months temporary retention (from the day of consent withdrawal)

⑤ Evidential records for a violation of internal policies (i.e. Illegal usage history): 1 year

 

Disposal

By rule, INFINITT will dispose of your personal information once the purpose of collection and usage as well as the legal and business needs have been fulfilled. Paper documents containing personal information will be completely shredded. Electronic documents containing personal information will be destroyed to a point where it is impossible to technically restore the file.

 

 

Policy Changes

 

INFINITT may update its Privacy Policy from time to time. However, we do not reduce your rights stated in this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent. Any changes made to the Privacy Policy will be updated on this page.

 

 

Information Security Measures

 

INFINITT strives to provide services that you can trust and rely on. We promise to commit to the protection of your information.

  • ISO/IEC 27001:2013

Published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), ISO/IEC 27001 is the highest international standard for assessing information security management.

INFINITT received the certification for ISO/IEC 27001 in 2016 and has been qualified ever since.

  • HIPAA

HIPAA is an act enacted to strengthen privacy, security, and reliability of health information in the United States. INFINITT adheres to all of HIPAA requirements from the early stages of product design.

  • BS10012:2017

BS 10012:2017 is an international management system standard for managing personal information.

In efforts to comply with GDPR and to effectively manage and protect personal information, INFINITT received the certification for BS 10012:2017 in 2018 and has been qualified ever since.

 

 

Contact Us

 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or INFINITT’s privacy practices, please contact us at:

 

Privacy Practice Manager

Sangwook Choi (CISO)

R&D

02-2194-1600

privacy@infinitt.com

Website Manager

Jeehye Kim

Brand Management Team

02-2194-1600

privacy@infinitt.com

 

For additional counselling on infringement of personal information, please contact the following organizations:

  • Personal Information Dispute Mediation Committee
    www.kopico.go.kr / 118 (without national code)
  • Personal Information Protection Commission
    www.pipc.go.kr / 118 (without national code)
  • Forensic Science Investigation Department, Supreme Prosecutors’ Office
    www.spo.go.kr / 02-3480-3571
  • Cyber Bureau, National Police Agency
    http://cyberbureau.police.go.kr / 182 (without national code)

 

 

Last updated on on April 3, 2019
*You can check the previous version of our privacy policyhere

I have read and agreed to the privacy policy.

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