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I'm very interested in learning how other organizations import photos into EPIC Ambulatory.  Currently, we are using the import function that's readily available within the application.  Our user community accesses EPIC via Citrix.  The Citrix application we use compresses images before passing it into EPIC, rendering it useless to the provider that's trying to view photo.  We would prefer not to use EPIC's fat client as an option due to maintenance that would be required when patches and SU's are applied.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Comment by Jason Cyr on October 8, 2013 at 9:36am
The Cleveland Clinic and other Epic sites in the U.S. are using Agfa's ICIS (Imaging Clinical Information System) to integrate and manage imaging data in Epic. This software allows image data to be indexed and inserted into Results Viewer alongside the results report where available and otherwise in the appropriate Image tab using the ICIS Viewer, which is integrated directly into Epic for seamless interaction...no need to launch a new Window or application to see the images after they have been uploaded to the ICIS VNA and DICOM-ized. The Integration between ICIS and Epic is how images are displayed. It works somewhat similar to how OnBase managed documents in Epic.

This video from RSNA 2012 explains it a lot better than I can...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5oD3C-QWXs&sns=em

In the interest of full disclosure, I experienced the same problem you are experiencing while I worked at a hospital in FL until Dec 2012 and understand what you are going through. I also now work for Agfa Healthcare, but this comment is not intended to promote Agfa, rather to help you understand how your problem can be solved. I hope this helps.

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