Novard Offers Free Digital Health Tech to Developing Countries

The company is providing a free web-based version of its medical image and report sharing system to developing countries at no cost.

Amanda Pedersen

January 19, 2023

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Novarad released a web-version of its medical image and report sharing system to developing countries at no cost.

CryptoChart Lite provides a simple, user-friendly, and secure solution to sharing patient images and reports without CDs, passwords, or portals, the Salt Lake City, UT-based company said. Users simply drag and drop medical images onto the web client, and receive a shareable secure QR code or web access code. This allows patients and providers to access digital records anywhere, anytime from a computer or mobile device using the code. CryptoChart Lite allows individual healthcare providers and medical facilities worldwide to share medical images with patients and higher care facilities for free, using mobile-friendly technology available worldwide. The new version is also available for free to hospitals, imaging centers, and clinics in the U.S. and Canada, although the full version is more conducive to streamlined workflows.

"With CryptoChart Lite, a provider serving patients at a rural clinic in Africa can upload patient details and share it securely with a hospital or doctor in the UK to provide a consultation or second opinion," said Dave GrandPre, senior director of product at Novarad.

Using CryptoChart, patients and providers can receive images and medical reports from any DICOM modality or PACS. Once received, files are encrypted and sent to the CryptoChart cloud system. Users receive a hyper-secure optical code or web access code which provides access to the digital images and reports. There is no software download required to use CryptoChart, and no training required to begin use. The secure system exceeds HIPPA requirements in the U.S. for digital records. Patient records are stored for 30 days when using the free version of CryptoChart Lite.

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Amanda Pedersen

Amanda Pedersen is a veteran journalist and award-winning columnist with a passion for helping medical device professionals connect the dots between the medtech news of the day and the bigger picture. She has been covering the medtech industry since 2006.

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