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Computer-aided resource planning and scheduling for radiological services
Author(s): Hong-Mei Chen Garcia; David Y. Yun; Yiqun Ge; Javed I. Khan
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Paper Abstract

There exists tremendous opportunity in hospital-wide resource optimization based on system integration. This paper defines the resource planning and scheduling requirements integral to PACS, RIS and HIS integration. An multi-site case study is conducted to define the requirements. A well-tested planning and scheduling methodology, called Constrained Resource Planning model, has been applied to the chosen problem of radiological service optimization. This investigation focuses on resource optimization issues for minimizing the turnaround time to increase clinical efficiency and customer satisfaction, particularly in cases where the scheduling of multiple exams are required for a patient. How best to combine the information system efficiency and human intelligence in improving radiological services is described. Finally, an architecture for interfacing a computer-aided resource planning and scheduling tool with the existing PACS, HIS and RIS implementation is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2711, Medical Imaging 1996: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239244
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Hong-Mei Chen Garcia, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
David Y. Yun, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Yiqun Ge, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Javed I. Khan, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2711:
Medical Imaging 1996: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues
R. Gilbert Jost M.D.; Samuel J. Dwyer III, Editor(s)

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