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Investigation into the need for ingesting foreign imaging exams into local systems and evaluation of the design challenges of Foreign Exam Management (FEM)
Author(s): Lazar Milovanovic; Arun Agrawal; Peter Bak; Duane Bender; David Koff
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Paper Abstract

The deployment of regional and national Electronic Health Record solutions has been a focus of many countries throughout the past decade. Most of these deployments have taken the approach of “sharing” imaging exams via portals and web-based viewers. The motivation of portal/web-based access is driven by a) the perception that review of imaging exams via portal methods is satisfactory to all users and b) the perceived complexity of ingesting foreign exams into local systems. This research project set out to objectively evaluate who really needs foreign exams within their local systems, what those systems might be and how often this is required. Working on the belief that Foreign Exam Management (FEM) is required to support clinical workflow, the project implemented a FEM capability within an XDSI. b domain to identify the design challenges and nuances associated with FEM.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 March 2015
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9418, Medical Imaging 2015: PACS and Imaging Informatics: Next Generation and Innovations, 94180N (17 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2082879
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Lazar Milovanovic, McMaster Univ. (Canada)
Arun Agrawal, McMaster Univ. (Canada)
Peter Bak, McMaster Univ. (Canada)
Duane Bender, McMaster Univ. (Canada)
David Koff, McMaster Univ. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9418:
Medical Imaging 2015: PACS and Imaging Informatics: Next Generation and Innovations
Tessa S. Cook; Jianguo Zhang, Editor(s)

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