ACR Connect

ACRConnect_320ACR Connect is a software system designed to interact with individuals and systems at local healthcare facilities and process data for use in ACR-sponsored programs through a common platform. ACR Connect is freely-provided software installed behind your facility's firewall and includes edge components that interact with local users and systems, cloud components that allow for processing in HIPAA-secure environments where necessary and/or desired, and an array of microservices used to process data and interact with other ACR operational and data processing systems in a safe, consistent, and seamless manner, regardless of ingestion method. Applications on ACR Connect enable you to participate in ACR programs such as NRDR quality registries, clinical trials, research registries, AI-LAB, and other data science projects. 


How it Works

ACR Connect can be installed on your local servers or inside your virtual private cloud. Configuration depends on ACR programs and local facility needs. Typical scenarios range from a robust local server with GPU-capable hardware so that all data processing is performed onsite to a light web interface or VPC, where most computing is performed in a secure virtual private cloud environment. The ACR engagement and support team will work with each facility to determine the most appropriate configuration of resources.

Keeping the Data Local

The goal of ACR Connect is to allow sensitive data to remain onsite or in a facility's private cloud instance if preferred. Most data needs can be accommodated by distributed processing (data remains at the site and is processed locally) or through de-identification via local ACR Connect services prior to transmission. Where transmission of limited data sets is necessary, they are maintained in a HIPAA-secure environment. Our engagement teams are experienced working with local security and privacy officers to ensure compliance with local requirements and industry best practices. Access control leverages multi-factor authentication and can interface with local identify providers where desired. 


ACR Connect currently supports research registries, the Dose Index Registry, and AI-LAB. It will continue to grow to support all ACR data ingestion and local processing needs. If you would like to know more, please contact the ACR at: