Introducing PICOM ModalityGuard™ by ScImage

Why Choose Between Enterprise PACS Functionality and Security?

Partner News | Published: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 3:00 pm


ScImage, Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard™. Health institutions no longer need to choose between being prepared for security threats and having a flexible and interoperable PACS workflow.

In a standard workflow, every data packet that is transferred between PACS, EHRs, or financial systems are heavily encrypted to protect patient data - everything except DICOM and HL7 traffic. This represents a significant security risk, as simple packet capture software could reveal patient information in plain text.

“PICOM ModalityGuard delivers a highly secure, lightweight, transparent device to isolate unsecure DICOM and non-DICOM devices from the enterprise by placing them in an isolated private network” said ScImage’s founder and CEO, Sai Raya, Ph.D. “PICOM ModalityGuard™ provides transparent DICOM C-Store, C-Find, C-Move, MWL services to these devices. Legacy medical devices can operate the way normally operate and they are fully protected from cybersecurity threats.”

For a ScImage customer that is already using PICOM365 Enterprise PACS, the traffic between PicomGateway and the PICOM365 is already secure; but, third-party enterprise PACS can introduce new security risks that are solved by PICOM ModalityGuard™. Organizations are also protected in situations where patient data is captured in a non-DICOM format.

PICOM365 by ScImage allows physicians, practices, and patients to securely access any image, anytime, from anywhere. Deployable on-premise, in the Cloud, or in a hybrid environment, PICOM365 is a flexible, scalable, and secure solution for any size organization to read, report, and exchange imaging data in a DoD, SCAP and STIGs approved system.