SmartMetric has announced that its MedicalKeyring is incorporated with the hospital and medical imaging standard, called Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM).
Created by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the DICOM aids in distribution and viewing of medical images, such as CT scans, MRIs, and ultrasound.
A DICOM file consists of a header and an image data. A header stores the information including the name of the patient, the type of scan, the dimensions of the image, while the image data contains information in three dimensions.
Using the DICOM device, the patient’s imaging files can be bought to the doctor’s notice with the help of the particular person’s keyring.
MedicalKeyring stores a patient’s complete medical imaging history and his/hermedical records file, besides storing hospital standard images.
The access to the records on the MedicalKeyring is protected by a person’s fingerprint.
The company claimed that the MedicalKeyring offers medical records portability whilst protecting the person’s health records with advanced biometric security.