One of the main reasons veterinarians love Horos is because it allows them a level of mobility they do not have with other platforms. By downloading the medical image viewer onto a Mac laptop, veterinarians can view their images from anywhere they have their computer. They do not have to rely on an image viewer that is linked to a stationary modality or a software that only runs on workstations within their practice, they can take Horos with them wherever they travel. This is especially true for large animal and equine veterinarians.
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 Access account, you can view, analyze, and store images on any workstation, tablet, or mobile device…and connect multiple accounts.
One of the most frequently asked questions we hear from Horos customers is "Can I use Horos in a Windows environment?" While Horos itself installs on an Apple Macintosh computer, the images that you view, analyze and store can be viewed on any workstation, tablet, or even a smartphone once you connect these all together with a Horos Cloud account.
You may not have realized that Horos is more than just a good desktop viewer. In fact, given the right configuration, Horos can become part of a very robust enterprise PACS environment. All that is needed is a centralized PACS with Horos configured to connect to that central location.
One of the issues we often hear is that with so many images stored on my Mac, my system is starting to bog down. While Horos (or OsiriX) is a very robust medical image viewer and can function as something of a small PACS, once you start to rely on it for more than a couple of thousand studies, you may find a noticeable degradation in performance. And even if you don’t, it’s pretty risky business to maintain that many studies on your desktop without effective offsite backup and archive.
Everyone knows that litigation is an expensive process. Both the costs of engaging in litigation as well as the growing size of judgements are adding to the precision required when it comes to trail preparation and court appearances. Medical malpractice and personal injury claim awards in the US are soaring into double digit millions of dollars.
How do you make reports today and are they hurting or helping your business?
Are you still using Word, Pages, or another comparable program to create and distribute your medical reports? Do you get frustrated with never being able to find all your images and reports in the same medium? Does it feel like you are wasting time creating reports that don’t even look that professional? Well, if you use Horos, OsiriXTM, or any other DICOM open source viewer and have these concerns, Horos Cloud Reporting is for you.
When you use Horos to capture or maintain patient information related to a patient who is a resident of the EU, you are responsible for ensuring that your organization complies with GDPR.