Learn How to Monitor Healthcare IT with PRTG: Tutorial Videos

 Originally published on November 29, 2018 by Shaun Behrens
Last updated on January 23, 2024 • 6 minute read

In a recent post we discussed how to monitor healthcare IT using the DICOM and HL7 sensors in PRTG Network Monitor. We then covered how to monitor entire healthcare workflows. Now, in this post, we share some tutorial videos that show you exactly how to set these healthcare IT sensors up in PRTG, and the information that they deliver to you.

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DICOM Sensors

The DICOM sensors of PRTG use the the DICOM C-ECHO, C-FIND, and C-STORE requests to monitor various aspects of DICOM devices, such as whether devices are responding, or to check the number of worklist items scheduled for your modalities. Here's how to set the sensors up.


HL7 Sensor

With the HL7 sensor, you can check if your HL7 interfaces are responding. 


Business Process Sensor for Monitoring Workflows

Finally, if you want to monitor an entire healthcare workflow, such as the radiology process, then you can use the Business Process Sensor to show details from various other sensors, including the DICOM and HL7 sensors you already have in place. You can then get a status summary of a complete business process. Watch the tutorial video to see how.  


Are you an IT professional in a healthcare environment? Do you already use PRTG to monitor healthcare IT? Let us know more about how you handle monitoring healthcare infrastructure in the comments below!