Connecting healthcare

Whether you are a healthcare provider organization, healthcare IT or medical device vendor, standards-setting organization, or government agency, Argentix Informatics can help.
Our services let you unlock your organization's healthcare information, improve interoperability, and take advantage of modern healthcare APIs. We eliminate the hurdles blocking access to your data, and leverage healthcare IT standards to improve your clinical workflows.

Our Offerings

Argentix Informatics has expertise in many areas of healthcare IT.  This is only a partial list, so please contact us to discuss other needs.

Enterprise Imaging

Deploying Enterprise Imaging (EI) solutions in an organization present technical and governance opportunities to providers as well as vendors including choosing from multiple technical standards, selecting departments and modalities to integrate, managing multiple patient and provider identities, ensuring local PACS are synchronized with VNAs, and identifying actionable metrics. Argentix Informatics can help providers and vendors make the right choices. 

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

Are you ready to productize your model? Integrating AI models into clinical workflows and real-world use can be challenging. Leverage our expertise in anonymization, reporting, workflow, cloud computing and security to accellerate your product development.

Encounter-based Imaging

 Encounter-based imaging—such as POCUS (point-of-care ultrasound), dermatology, wound care, endoscopy, and more—are not driven by imaging orders like traditional Radiology workflows. Many devices used in these settings are not DICOM-compatible. Argentix Informatics can help vendors and providers to navigate these new challenges.

New Imaging “-ologies” and Modalities

Digital Imaging is seeing increasing uptake in fields such as Pathology and Ophthalmology. Use of patient-specific 3D printing is expanding. New imaging modalities and techniques such as multi-energy CT and quantitative imaging are emerging. Let us work with you to unleash the potential of these new practice areas and modalities.

Standards Selection, Profiling & Development

With extensive experience in multiple healthcare IT standards development organizations and trade associations, Argentix Informatics can work with you to select the most relevant standards, implementation guides, and profiles for your healthcare IT project; or, we can lead the development of new specifications to improve data interoperability.

Training

Whether you are looking to improve your clinical workflows, or give your development team a headstart implement a new technology, Argentix Informatics can provide training on a variety of topics including HL7 FHIR, DICOM, and IHE profiles such as XDS. Training will be customized to your organization and audience, and can be presented in-house or online.

Testing & Assessment

Increasingly, healthcare IT vendors are being asked about IT standards testing, conformity, and certification. Argentix Informatix can help guide your team through: IHE Connectathon; IHE Conformity Assessment; RSNA Image Share Validation; and more. We can assist vendors and provider organizations to develop in-house testing programs.

Documentation & RFPs

If you’re a vendor wanting to produce a DICOM Conformance Statement (DCS), IHE Integration Statement, or HL7 Interface Specification for your new product; or, if you are trying to understand the documents provided by your vendor, we can help. Argentix Informatics can also assist your organization prepare or respond to Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for healthcare IT procurements.

Custom Software Development

Argentix Informatics can provide software development and product management for your next project. We have experience creating regulated medical software, but our expertise goes beyond than that. From small projects to large, contact us to discuss your development needs.

Privacy & Security

A malicious or accidental disclosure of patient information entrusted to your organization could result in government penalties, lawsuits, reputational damage, and more. Argentix Informatics can advise how to use industry standards and best practices to protect patient and organizational information.

Healthcare IT Integration & Implementation

Unfortunately, in many cases, it’s still difficult to get various healthcare systems and devices to exchange information. Argentix Informatics is available to assist with your healthcare IT integration and implementation needs.

Our philosophy

Together we succeed

At Argentix Informatics, we believe that we do better by working together. That philosophy applies both to our relationship with you, and to enabling better exchange of healthcare information.
We want you and your project to succeed, and will endeavor to help you acheive that. We want to understand your unique challenges and environment, and will design a solution tailored to you.
We work with clinicians, provider organizations, healthcare IT vendors, and industry associations to design standards-based solutions to improve healthcare interoperability and improving information sharing. We believe that this leads to lower healthcare costs, and better patient outcomes.

Testimonials

Here’s what our clients say:

Elliot’s FHIR training was the perfect thing to get our team excited and educated about this new standard. His knowledge of the standard was obvious and his enthusiasm contagious. Product management and product development both came away with a better understanding of FHIR and a clear sense of where the industry is heading.

Geoff Browne

STEMSOFT Software

Our Team

Elliot Silver, M.Sc.

Principal

Elliot is an internationally recognized expert in healthcare IT interoperability and standards, specializing in medical imaging and health information exchange. He has served as co-chair for multiple HL7, DICOM, and IHE working groups and committees.
Elliot has over twenty years of experience in various software product development roles, including fifteen years of experience in medical imaging.
Elliot is co-author of a number of journal articles, has presented at multiple conferences, and has delivered healthcare IT standards training (including FHIR and DICOM) around the world.
Elliot works to build concensus, and ensure multiple viewpoints are heard. He is detail oriented, and can adapt complicated technical material to the level and interests of his audience. He combines his subject matter knowledge and technical background with business insight.

Elliot was featured on the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine’s SIIMCast podcast on 20 November 2019.

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Standards &
Interoperability

At Argentix Informatics, we have experience working with many healthcare informatics organizations, and standards. Some of the standards we’re familiar with include:

HL7 – Health Level 7

HL7v2 – “Traditional” HL7
HL7v3
HL7 FHIR – Fast Healthcare Interoperable Resources
HL7 CDA – Clinical Document Architecture, including Consolidated CDA (C-CDA)

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DICOM – Digital Imaging Communications in Medicine

DIMSE – “Traditional” DICOM networking
DICOMweb – RESTful DICOM including WADO-RS, QIDO-RS, UPS-RS; WADO-URI
DICOM Worklists
Specific SOP class support – including 3D Modeling, Radiation Dose, DICOM Structured Reports (DICOM SR)

DICOM Conformance Statements

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IHE – Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise

AI Results (AIR)
AI Workflow for Imaging (AIW-I)
Audit Trail and Node Authentication (ATNA)
Basic Patient Privacy Consents (BPPC)
Consistent Presentation of Images (CPI)
Cross-Community Access (XCA)
Cross-Community Access for Imaging (XCA-I)
Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing (XDS)
Cross-enterprise Document Sharing for Imaging (XDS-I)
Encounter-Based Imaging Workflow (EBIW)
Imaging Object Change Management (IOCM)
Metadata Update extionsion to XDS (MU)
Mobile Access to Health Documents (MHD)
Patient Demographics Query (PDQ, PDQ v3, PDQm)
Patient Identifier Cross-Referencing (PIX, PIX v3, PIXm)
Patient Information Reconciliation (PIR)
Portable Data for Imaging (PDI)
Radiology Scheduled Workflow (SWF)
Web-based Image Access (WIA)
Web-based Image Capture (WIC)

IHE Connectathon and IHE Integration Statements

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Industry Initiatives

CommonWell Health Alliance
Argonaut Project

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Argentix Informatics is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.