Imaging Protocol Manager
How it works
Import protocols to cloud library from CT and MR allow basic edit.
View protocols and publish them as “Standard Protocol” for the fleet of same devices.
Distribute protocols to scanners throughout the hospitals within the organization.
4. Clinical instruction
Verify positioning guidelines, contrast delivery, and technologist instructions.
5. Deviation tracking
Track and monitor protocol deviation between device and standard protocols on the cloud.
Imaging Protocol Manager helps simplify the process to meet regulatory and accreditation requirements by keeping standardized protocols and their revisions in one location.
Protocol Manager supports role-based access control. On successful sign in to the Imaging Protocol Manager application with an assigned user account, you can view the application landing page with the selection options for 2 modalities (CT and MR) and also view the global settings.
Creating and managing your libraries
Libraries hold a set of protocols specific to a modality. With Imaging Protocol Manager, by clicking the Settings option on the left pane, you will be able to:
- Create a new library which will be used to manage your protocols on the cloud
- List the existing libraries along with details like the library type, corresponding modality, creation date and the user who created it
- Rename an existing library
- Mark a library as the standard library for your organization
Managing your devices
The Devices section helps you understand the device interface by displaying device-specific details such as the device name, system ID, device modality and model number, the site information, and the status of the device in the Imaging Protocol Manager. There are two sections on this screen: one for directly connected devices and one for InSite™ back office-connected devices (CT LightSpeed™16 only).
Modality device view
This screen lists all the devices registered, with the number of protocols specific to a modality once imported. It lets the user import protocols from the scanner to the cloud library.
- View the list of protocols for a device relevant to a population category or an anatomical region, or sort them by protocol name, device model or device instance options
- Provides a baseline to ensure that the protocols in a device are in sync with the protocols in the standard library
- Import protocols from the device to the cloud device library
Managing your protocols
The Protocol Libraries section in Imaging Protocol Manager will help manage your protocols by providing visibility and ability on the following:
- View the list of libraries for the selected modality
- View/filter the list of protocols for the selected library
- Rename protocols
- Push selected protocols from the standard library to one or multiple devices
- View parameters and clinical instructions for the selected protocol
Viewing transaction status
The Transaction Status section in Imaging Protocol Manager will help view and filter the running transactions with event, site, date/time, and user details in two tabs:
- The Devices tab will display the status of the pull and the push events
- The Library code will display the status of the copy and manage events
In the standard customer success engagement:
Customer Success Manager (CSM) is involved from the outcome-scoping phase until its realization.
Through regular and sustained touchpoints, the CSM coaches the customer team, leveraging Change Acceleration Process (CAP) expertise/tools from the definition of the vision and governance mechanisms to the follow-up action and initiatives.
To support customer success, the CSM can leverage GE Healthcare clinical experts, educational materials, and technical privileged support.
What is the GE Health Cloud?
Designed to integrate into clinical workflows while managing the volume, velocity, and variety of healthcare data, the GE Health Cloud can connect to more than 500,000 GE Healthcare medical imaging machines and more than 1.5 million imaging machines worldwide. Additionally, the GE Health Cloud can link to millions of other healthcare devices including patient monitoring, diagnostics, anesthesia delivery, ultrasound, mammography and various data sources.
For more information, please navigate through the GE Healthcare website.
System specifications & technical requirements
GE Health Cloud system requirements:
|Browsers||Google Chrome®, Internet Explorer®|
|Optimum screen resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Minimum bandwidth||100 Mbps|
|Regional cloud servers||U.S., U.K. (London)|
* GE Health Cloud URL needs to be whitelisted at the firewall
Directly connected devices
The cloud agent resides on the device and securely connects it to the cloud server after the user registers and authenticates the device. The connection to upload or download protocols is always initiated from the device to the cloud.
Device & firewall configuration
|No proxy||No configuration required on device|
|Proxy server IP and port number||Configure the device IP and port number on proxy|
|Proxy server IP with user name and password||Configure the device IP, port number, user name and password|
|Proxy certification by IT department||Configure the certificates in the device to go through the proxy|
|URL restrictions||It is recommended to restrict the URL request made from the device to the internet in your firewall configuration rules — GE Healthcare will provide the list of URLs to whitelist|
|Device source IP filtering||It is possible to configure firewalls to allow only certain devices to connect to the internet|
InSite-connected devices (CT LightSpeed16 only)
This option leverages the existing InSite connection to upload or download protocols through VPN from the device to the GE Data Center. The GE Data Center uploads the protocols that come from the device, and similarly downloads protocols from the cloud and pushes them to the device.
Device & firewall configuration
|Device is InSite checked out||No configuration required, check the connectivity on the device|
|Device is not InSite checked out||Contact GE Service to check out the device to establish connectivity|
|Proxy server IP required with user name and password||Configure the device IP, port number, user name and password|
Data privacy and security
Physical & network level
The application will be hosted in a physically secured AWS (Amazon Web Services™) data center and GE Healthcare will monitor and deploy the application in a network security controlled environment. The configuration of network security components (i.e. firewall) is reviewed and configured by the GE Healthcare experts.
In accordance with its internal security standards, GE Healthcare has built all required security measures into the application.
Some of those specific measures are:
- Security risk assessment of the application
- Threat modeling and mitigation
- Encryption of the data at rest and in transit
- Strong authentication methods for every access
- Data integrity controls
- Audit trails for compliance purposes
- Specific security checks for protocol upload and download
GE Healthcare propriety and confidentiality
Imaging Protocol Manager only utilizes protocol configuration detail in conjunction with cloud-based services and applications to share settings. The data transmitted from the scanner includes scanner meta data, dependencies, and capabilities. No patient information (PHI) is being transmitted from scanner to the cloud.