What is the process for distributing the post scan data?
A. The DH contract requires that the clinical output be reported upon either via the local qualified reporter or nominated competent reporter. The KPI for the reporting element of the contract states that reporting must occur within two business days from end of scanning day. The report will be returned to the referring clinician. All images are sent to the Clinician over the N3 Network and reported on using the Medstamp Reporter tool. When the reports are returned a copy is sent to the generic NHS.net email address as supplied by the trust another copy is sent along with the PET/CT images back to the referring trust PACS. There are a small number of trusts within the scheme where the PACS is not fully integrated to the medstamp infrastructure due to technical issues within the Trust infrastructure, these sites are sent images and reports via CD whilst the technical issues are being resolved, in the very near future these CD’s will be encrypted using the CfH approved software (Safeboot