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PACS as an element of the computerized patient record: a health care enterprise model
Author(s): Kent Wreder; Eric Navarro
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Paper Abstract

Business process automation utilizing information technology is a requirement today for business survival. This will also become true within the radiology department. Operational changes within the radiology department, supported or enabled by PACS, will be essential to every radiology department. Operational changes outside the radiology department are also supported or enabled by PACS, but in a different manner. Outside the radiology department, images are an element of information content utilized in the decision process. As such, PACS is an element of the computerized patient record (CPR). This paper will explore how business processes can be optimized utilizing information technology automation in constructing a CPR. AN object-oriented methodology is proposed to consistently and precisely describe both the business process and the required automation to be provided by the CPR. By customizing the CPR user interfaces, the information technology department is able to support the creation of truly optimized automated business processes. The underlying technical foundation that enables creating fully customized user interfaces into the CPR is the system architecture. It also provides access to CPR functionality and information independent of a predefined, static, user interface.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3035, Medical Imaging 1997: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (22 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274628
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Kent Wreder, Baptist Health Systems of South Florida (United States)
Eric Navarro, Baptist Health Systems of South Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3035:
Medical Imaging 1997: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues
Steven C. Horii; G. James Blaine, Editor(s)

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