A lot of progress has been made to centralizing diagnostic images. In Ontario, the deployment of the Diagnostic Imaging repository is 100% complete.
All hospitals within the province are able to transfer medical images to the central repository.
Further work is planned to expand the repository by accepting images from smaller facilities and IHFs (Independent Health Facilities)  .
Currently, only about 10% of IHF are connected to a DI-r.
This results in segmented and silo-ed patient data; incomplete patient history/longitudinal record, increased exposure to radiation due to duplication of imaging exams, increased patient frustration and delays.
1. eHealth Ontario. (2017). Diagnostic Imaging Update. Retrieved from https://www.ehealthontario.on.ca/for-healthcare-professionals/diagnostic-imaging (broken)
The radConnect solution facilitates the consolidation and availability of diagnostic imaging records across the province of Ontario, by providing IHFs the mechanism and ability to seamlessly integrate to the DI-r at much lower cost.
While providing additional flexibility and scalability to the Ontario DI landscape.
Improve patient care and patient satisfaction by providing timely access to medical information by healthcare professionals .
Archive DI Data and eliminate data silos caused by the lack of widespread integration of IHFs within the Ontario DI landscape.
Facilitate image sharing initiatives such as Foreign Exam Management (FEM) and Diagnostic Imaging Common Service (DICS)