One question we have been asked many times is if sharing medical imaging studies with a non Horos user is possible. The short answer is yes but it involves connecting your Horos with a Cloud.
Today, Horos integrates with a web based platform that can enable sharing functionality with a non Horos user through a cloud portal. By creating a Horos Cloud Storage account, you can view, analyze, and store images on any workstation, tablet, or mobile device…and connect multiple accounts.
Setting up a Cloud account for sharing medical images with non Horos users is a straightforward process and once you have a cloud account set up, it’s easy to connect it up to your Horos desktop so you can begin sharing studies. You’ll need to know the AE Title, Port and IP address of the cloud instance before you get started. With these in hand, you can select Preferences from the Horos pull down menu and then select Locations from that page. You then press the selection to add a node and in that line enter the three values above for AE Title, Port and IP address. With that small amount of setup you can query and retrieve your studies right from the cloud, as well as share with a non Horos user.
If you are working with human private health information that needs to remain secure, it's an easy process to set up a VPN (virtual private network) on your desktop to confidentially communicate with the cloud. We can walk you through a simple setup for this process as well.
You can store medical imaging studies right on the cloud, maintaining a virtual PACS with unlimited storage, without impacting the performance of your desktop and with the ability to easily share these stored studies with others, whether they are a Horos user or not. Leveraging our web viewer, you’ll be able to access studies that you view on Horos anywhere, anytime, on any device. Horos Cloud Storage accounts for sharing start at $60 per month with an unlimited ability to share and access studies from anywhere, with anyone. It's that simple and inexpensive.
This fully certified web viewer can work on all your Mac, Windows, iOS and Android devices.