OCI partners with medical facilities to seamlessly provide interpretation and reading of diagnostic images from multiple modalities, giving you operational efficiency and faster turnaround to better serve your patients. Read below to learn more.

Ownership of Data

Each participating organization owns the medical imaging data they generate, as OCI retains no control over study images.

Costs to Partner with OCI

Each participating organization will be responsible to pay a one-time cost-per-study to save studies to the archive. In addition, they are responsible for securing their own dedicated point to point connection from their facility to the data center. Additional fees are required for migration and other services. Please see the Oregon Community Imaging Participation Agreement for more details.

Each organization will be required to project the study volumes for their organization over the course of the participation term. Your cost-per-study rate will be determined based on a sliding scale rate commensurate with your volume commitment. Each organization contributing medical images to the system will need to meet a minimum of 80% of their volume commitment.

Your pricing will remain consistent for the term of your agreement. A shorter term may be subject to increased costs per study. The best way to guarantee price stability for your organization is to commit to the longest available term.

Cost Savings in Partnering with OCI

Sharing an archive system, rather than operating and supporting an independent system, results in many cost savings for participating organizations:

  • Avoids the duplication of IT support resources across the community by allowing partners to share labor costs of hiring an experienced PACS administrator
  • Saves on electrical utility costs, a significant expenditure of a PACS system
  • Reduces the need for small and medium-sized facilities to secure the high bandwidth circuits necessary to connect to the internet and upload large data files like those generated by medical imaging
  • Allows easy, immediate access to comparison studies from participating facilities, saving significant labor, time, and supplies in tracking them down


At the heart of the OCI system is the Philips iSite Enterprise PACS. The iSite system is the industry’s leading technology solution for medical image management and distribution.


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Reliability & Redundancy

OCI understands the critical role that medical imaging plays in the care and treatment of patients. We also understand the necessity that image viewing systems be reliably available on a 24/7 basis. OCI through its relationship with Viawest and Philips medical has engineered a technically robust system with unparalleled reliability features. Highlighting some of these features, Philips has provided OCI with uptime guarantees which allow no more than 5 minutes of unscheduled system downtime per month without incurring financial penalties. It attains this level of reliability using clustered worklist/database servers, replicated RAID 5 Direct Attached Storage (DAS) units for critical image data, and load-balanced fail-over servers. The Viawest environment which is the home site for the core system hardware is located directly off Portland General Electric’s primary power generation facility. All incoming electrical power at the Viawest facility is cleansed through a conversion process transforming incoming alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC) and then back to AC before supplying OCI power modules. The Viawest facility is equipped with redundant power supplies which allow it to operate entirely from PGE’s public power grid or independently through industrial scale diesel generators. Network connectivity from each medical imaging provider is the responsibility of the member organization through independent contract with network providers such as Comcast and Qwest. To ensure the ongoing reliability of the system, Philip’s proprietary heartbeat technology performs minute-by-minute self diagnostic analysis which is communicated to the Philips technical support center on a 24/7/365 basis.

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