What is it?
Medical Image Manager is a purpose-built database solution which allows healthcare professionals to access clinical photographs at workstations in their clinic or ward, using a simple web browser. Medical Image Manager enables all users’ access to the relevant image, in the relevant place, at the relevant time to support patient care. The system has been fully implemented within the acute hospitals of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and can be accessed via the Clinical Portal, or directly from the applications page of StaffNet. The database stores all clinical images taken or managed by Medical Illustration Services, and allows users to search and retrieve images on various levels.
How do I get access?
To log onto MIM click the following link: http://10.3.11.166:9001/medical/ or access directly via the Clinical Portal.
To register to use the system, please complete the MIM System Access Request Form. This form can be filled in electronically but must be signed and authorized. Unsigned electronic copies will not be processed. Due to the sensitive nature of the images held within the database, access is restricted. Users must have an active GGC account and Clinical Portal account to register for the system.
For enquiries, email: MIM.Requests@ggc.scot.nhs.uk
Click here to visit the Medical Illustration Services homepage.
Due to the confidential nature of the database, images within Medical Image Manager are grouped into collections; permissions or level of access is defined by a role-based policy.
User-access level is set by the administrator during the registration process. If you need to change your level of access, please email: MIM.firstname.lastname@example.org
Consent levels for the use of clinical images must be respected. The three consent levels adopted by NHSGGC are as follows:
A Medical Record- images may only be used for monitoring treatment by clinical staff involved in clinical assessment.
B Teaching - images may be shown to appropriate professional staff for teaching purposes.
C Publication - images can be used for publication if further specific consent is obtained.
All clinical images are classed as sensitive. Clinical images of a more intimate nature are classed as highly sensitive Adult and paediatric collections are held separately.
Specialist collections have been created for dental-only and ophthalmic-only staff.
Please be aware that access to any patient identifiable information is governed by the Data Protection Act 1998. Your rights and responsibilities under this act can be found in the NHS Code of Practice on Protecting Patient Confidentiality.