Release notes

This page documents production updates to Cloud Healthcare API. Check this page for announcements about new or updated features, bug fixes, known issues, and deprecated functionality.

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October 24, 2019

DICOM and FHIR de-identification at the individual store level is now available in beta. De-identification using filters is also now available in beta. See the de-identification documentation for DICOM and FHIR data for more information.

September 24, 2019

Public access to the Cloud Healthcare API v1alpha2 version has been discontinued. Access to the v1alpha2 version is now restricted to Trusted Testers. To become a Trusted Tester, complete this form.

September 16, 2019

The Cloud Healthcare API offers single-region support in the asia-southeast1 (Singapore) and us-west2 (Los Angeles) regions.

September 12, 2019

Cloud Healthcare API gcloud tool commands are now available in gcloud beta.

August 13, 2019

DICOM de-identification supports an additional configuration option of not automatically regenerating unique identifiers (UIDs), such as StudyInstanceUID, SeriesInstanceUID, and SOPInstanceUID as part of the operation. See the documentation for more information on when you might want to enable this option.

July 26, 2019

The Cloud Healthcare API offers single-region support in the asia-northeast1 (Tokyo) region.

July 15, 2019

The Cloud Healthcare API offers single-region support in the europe-west4 (Netherlands) region.

July 10, 2019

The Cloud Healthcare API offers multi-region support in the us (United States) region.

June 19, 2019

DICOM de-identification has improved image output quality. There is now support for lossless image output for lossless image input formats.

April 04, 2019

The Google Cloud Console provides a user interface to the Cloud Healthcare API. The console allows you to:

An expanded set of configuration options are available for de-identification operations on DICOM and FHIR data. These options provide greater control over how resources (including pixel data) are processed. For details, see De-identifying sensitive data.

DICOMweb has improved performance.

DICOM has these conformance enhancements:

  • The API supports QIDO-RS result pagination, fuzzy patient-name matching, and transcoding additional DICOM transfer syntaxes, including lossless JPEG.
  • To avoid managing multipart headers on the client side, the API supports single-part WADO-RS and STOW-RS requests. See the DICOM conformance statement for details.

User labels on DICOM, HL7v2, and FHIR stores make it possible to filter resources and view billing charges based on label values.

Public beta release The Cloud Healthcare API provides a managed solution for storing and accessing healthcare data in Google Cloud Platform (GCP).