computers_connect_1 - usedSoftware provider QualiTest, of Fairfield, Conn., has announced its inauguration into the DICOM Standards Committee, which recommends the conformity and assessment regulatory guidelines for the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) standard.

Providing validation and verification for transmitted medical images and their associated data, DICOM is a global information technology standard that is used in virtually all hospitals worldwide. It was developed in 1993 to ensure the interoperability of systems used to produce, store, display, process, send, retrieve, query or print medical images and associated documents, as well as to manage related workflow.

QualiTest’s Virtual Radiology Environment testing solution is designed to validate and verify picture archiving and communications systems for scalability and reliability. It aims to deliver a comprehensive turnkey solution for synchronized DICOM and Health Level 7 (HL7) Traffic.

As a member of the DICOM Standards Committee, QualiTest’s role would include participation in improving the interoperability and auditability of conformance claims, implementing conformity assessment recommendations, and architecting proposals that will drive improvements across the industry.

“As healthcare software testing experts, we have been testing DICOM standards in software for many years,” said Yaron Kottler, CEO of QualiTest Group. “We are thrilled to be placed on the frontlines of the DICOM standards initiative. In the future months, this community of stakeholders aims to establish a stable foundation for DICOM testing services by improving the features and implementation quality.”

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