Modernized medical information and chart sharing
Congratulations! A facility you work with has implemented CryptoChart Secure Image & Report Sharing. This award-winning solution gives you simple, secure access to patient images on-demand on any device without CDs, passwords, or logins. Using a simple but highly secure QR code, patients can share their information with their referring physician as easily as sending a text message or email.
This page is intended to help you navigate the use of the CryptoChart system to help better serve your patients.
The data in CryptoChart is extremely encrypted both in transit and at rest. Novarad follows best practices to ensure the data is kept safe and either meets or exceeds industry security requirements. The QR code and web access code provided on the printout is the only copy of those access points in the universe, so as long as the patients keep it secure, it is highly secure. If a replacement QR code is generated the old one is deactivated. Providers have the option of adding a secondary form of authentication by requiring anyone using the web access code to know and enter the patient’s DOB (please note, this is the second form of authentication and not a 2-factor)
The DICOM images can only be downloaded from a PC for importing into PACS. To do so you simply scan the CryptoChart QR code with a USB scanner or type the secure web access code into nv.novarad.net. Once entered the option to download the images will appear. Click that option, select the studies you want to download, and download. The system downloads all the files into a .zip format, so they will need to be unzipped to import into the PACS. Once unzipped you will have a DICOM.DIR folder that contains all the images. You will need to follow your PACS processes for importing the DICOM.DIR and images. Please note: it can take a few minutes to zip up large files like tomosynthesis so please be patient once you select to download. Your browser will indicate when the file starts and is completed downloading.
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You do not need a scanner to use CryptoChart, although it is much simpler to do so. Without a scanner, you would go to nv.novarad.net and enter the secure web access code. Using a scanner you just click into a browser bar and scan the CryptoChart QR code.
There is a Print History section in the CryptoChart Health Monitor on each client. It contains a 7-day rolling history of what has been sent to CryptoChart. Currently, it only shows the primary study sent, all comparisons will be viewable in the Universal Viewer on a PC.
The CryptoChart QR code is valid for 2 years. The secure web access code is good for a period of time that will vary based on the sending site’s preference. An expiration date is provided for both.
- Make sure you are on a PC and not a mobile device.
- It can take a while for large studies like Tomosynthesis to be packaged up for download. Once packaged the download progress will be displayed based on the browser you are using.
- Check your browser settings to make sure they aren’t blocking the download
- Try a different browser. Sometimes browsers restrict these kinds of activities. You may want to try Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome.
- Double-check your Download folder, sometimes it downloaded but you missed the browser progress indicator.