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Process-driven selection of information systems for healthcare
Author(s): Stephen F. Mills; Raymond T. Yeh; Brett P. Giroir; Murat M. Tanik
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Paper Abstract

Integration of networking and data management technologies such as PACS, RIS and HIS into a healthcare enterprise in a clinically acceptable manner is a difficult problem. Data within such a facility are generally managed via a combination of manual hardcopy systems and proprietary, special-purpose data processing systems. Process modeling techniques have been successfully applied to engineering and manufacturing enterprises, but have not generally been applied to service-based enterprises such as healthcare facilities. The use of process modeling techniques can provide guidance for the placement, configuration and usage of PACS and other informatics technologies within the healthcare enterprise, and thus improve the quality of healthcare. Initial process modeling activities conducted within the Pediatric ICU at Children's Medical Center in Dallas, Texas are described. The ongoing development of a full enterprise- level model for the Pediatric ICU is also described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2435, Medical Imaging 1995: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (12 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.208795
Show Author Affiliations
Stephen F. Mills, E-Systems Medical Electronics, Inc. (United States)
Raymond T. Yeh, International Software Systems, Inc. (United States)
Brett P. Giroir, Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr. (United States)
Murat M. Tanik, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2435:
Medical Imaging 1995: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues
R. Gilbert Jost M.D.; Samuel J. Dwyer III, Editor(s)

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