About OCINet

OCINet is Patient Focused
and Technology Driven

Formed in April 2022 with the consolidation of three diagnostic imaging repository programs (i.e., HDIRS, NEODIN, SWODIN), OCINet was created to execute Ontario’s medical imaging digital health strategy.

Building on regional efforts of the past decade, OCINet enables the secure storage and retrieval of image records, supports hospitals and integrated community health services centres (ICHSCs) (also known as independent health facilities, or IHFs), and connects radiologists, referring physicians, and specialists with their patients’ images province-wide.

The seamless, authorized sharing of imaging records supports the movement and treatment of patients, reduces repeat scans and harmful radiation exposure, reduces healthcare costs, and decreases wait times.

Beyond the repositories, OCINet is a shared services partner and service innovation hub for Ontario hospitals. OCINet offers regional picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), the Emergency Neuro Imaging Transfer System (ENITS), peer review technology, speech recognition, and is actively working with ICHSCs/IHFs to include additional imaging in the DIRs.

Continually working to add value, contain costs, and enrich care, OCINet is much more than a health information network provider (HINP).

DIRs Enable Healthcare Organizations to Share Resources

Regional DIRs (SW, CE, NEO)

new imaging exams added to DIRs annually

of DIR data (growing by 1 petabyte/year)

Different PACS Feed Imaging Exams To The DIRs

OCINet is Accountable
to the Health System

OCINet is committed to transparency in its finances and business administration. We disclose financial statements and accounting details to promote integrity, trust, and a deeper understanding of our role in the healthcare system.

OCINet Delivers Value Across Departments, Organizations, and Regions