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Networked electronic information services at the Austin Hospital, Melbourne
Author(s): Graeme Joseph O'Keefe; Gary F. Egan; Daniel O'Callaghan; W. McKay; Oliver Hennessy; Iain Morrison
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Paper Abstract

A wide area computer network has been installed at the Austin Hospital, Melbourne. The network consists of optic fiber segments between buildings, an ethernet spine through the main buildings and ethernet segments throughout each department. The network is connected to Internet via an ISDN link to the University of Melbourne computer network. The Austin hospital network is used for intra-hospital image distribution, external image distribution, internal and external electronic mail via Internet, electronic information access, file transfer via Internet, and remote login to Internet networked computers. Present and future developments include secure patient record access for internal users, confidential information transmission using public key encryption techniques, external dial-up connectivity for teleradiology, and research and development into medical image processing and analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2165, Medical Imaging 1994: PACS: Design and Evaluation, (15 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.174384
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Graeme Joseph O'Keefe, Austin Hospital and Univ. of Melbourne (Australia)
Gary F. Egan, Austin Hospital and Univ. of Melbourne (Australia)
Daniel O'Callaghan, Austin Hospital (Australia)
W. McKay, Austin Hospital (Australia)
Oliver Hennessy, Austin Hospital (Australia)
Iain Morrison, Univ. of Melbourne (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2165:
Medical Imaging 1994: PACS: Design and Evaluation
R. Gilbert Jost, Editor(s)

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