The Southwestern Ontario Diagnostic Imaging Network (SWODIN) connects radiologists, referring physicians and specialists at hospitals across southwestern Ontario, allowing them to instantly access, exchange and store diagnostic images and reports.

  • SWODIN has just reached the milestone of 14 million shareable exams in January 2014.  This number is growing at over 4 million exams per year.

  • Three Independent Health Facilities (IHF) were integrated to the DI-r in 2013.  In 2014, two more will be implemented.

  • On March 6th, 2013 the last hospital in the LHINs 1 through 4 region was connected.  Hospitals from Tobermory in the north to Tillsonburg in the south, Windsor in the west and east to Fort Erie are sharing diagnostic reports and images.

  • SWODIN is the first network of its kind in North America to provide access to patient images acquired at multiple facilities using multiple vendor platforms.

  • Images are housed in a secure facility that is built to handle 4 million exams per year as the network grows. All data is replicated in a second facility in another location. Extensive fail-safe procedures are in place.

SWODIN acknowledges support and funding from participating hospitals, eHealth Ontario and Canada Health Infoway.

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