Members Make the Repository a Success
The HDIRS team provides services, tools, and resources exclusively to members and clients to support their efforts in delivering high quality patient care. By uploading to a repository consistently and accessing existing images and reports prior to ordering new studies, HDIRS’ hospital members and independent health facility clients are transforming healthcare.
HDIRS is grateful for the persistent use and support of the repository. Please contact us if there’s anything we can do to make interacting with the repository more productive.
Helpful Links for Members and Clients
HDIRS’ online training materials are updated frequently and may be useful when adding new staff, upgrading systems, or refreshing procedures. Contact us for a training account.
The HDIRS service desk team is in the office on Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding statutory holidays. Emergency support is available 24x7x365.
37+ hospital corporations and 70+ IHFs upload studies to the repositories.
A DIR Glossary
Those new to diagnostic image sharing may find HDIRS’ glossary useful.
Services, Tools, and Resources for Members and Clients
Dr. Ferco Berger
Head of Emergency and Trauma Radiology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Access to imaging done at other centres is crucial for optimal care of patients at Sunnybrook. Whether acutely ill or injured or coming to us in outpatient settings, and whether for more distant past or remote, or very recent and even same-day imaging, physicians at Sunnybrook rely on access to imaging from HDIRS. Access to imaging from the DIR not only prevents unnecessary and potential harmful repeat imaging, it also assists to inform which further type of imaging to perform and which exact protocol to use. Images not being available, or only available with long delays, can induce stress, possible harm, and increased cost for healthcare.
HDIRS publishes a quarterly online newsletter for members and clients.
The newsletter provides details on HDIRS’ services and initiatives and describes innovative ways to use the DIRs.