How it works
The patient has its images taken in a private practice or hospital.
The private practice sends image through to Centralpacs. This can happen either via Health Intranet or other a VPN/Secure connection.
The patients images are stored on a secure server inside one of New Zealands top data centers physically accessable only with ID card and key - with redundant high speed links, generator backup power, and temperature controlled environment.
All images are accessed by web interface via www.centralpacs.com. The Centralpacs web interface will run on most browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari for Mac or Konqueror on LInux. To utilise the extra viewing features - zoom / adjust the image / flip Internet Explorer 7 or later is required as this fully featured viewer is based on an Active Plug-in, which is downloaded the first time you watn to use it. Alternatively we provide a second flash based viewer, which is also supported by all other operating systems.
Centralpacs also has the ability to forward images based on "description". Currently Counties Manukau District Health Board is involved in testing this program, as all Xrays / Ultrasounds with a description of CMDHB are automatically sent through.
Studies will be assigned for viewing by groups, or referring individual Drs. For instance all Xrays with ‘ACC’ in the description are viewable by users assigned to the ACC Group. Groups are also setup for Practices, with all the Dr’s involved at that site, even detailing down to Dr’s only accessing the patients they’ve referred.
Learn about general facts of Centralpacs and our vision on how to improve the New Zealand health system.
Lean how to request images, which are stored on Centralpacs and which will be forwarded to you local practice.