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PACS project management utilizing web-based tools
Author(s): Sunil Patel; Brad Levin; Robert J. Gac Jr.; Douglas Harding Jr.; Anna K. Chacko M.D.; Martin Radvany; John R. Romlein
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Paper Abstract

As Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS) implementations become more widespread, the management of deploying large, multi-facility PACS will become a more frequent occurrence. The tools and usability of the World Wide Web to disseminate project management information obviates time, distance, participant availability, and data format constraints, allowing for the effective collection and dissemination of PACS planning, implementation information, for a potentially limitless number of concurrent PACS sites. This paper will speak to tools, such as (1) a topic specific discussion board, (2) a 'restricted' Intranet, within a 'project' Intranet. We will also discuss project specific methods currently in use in a leading edge, regional PACS implementation concerning the sharing of project schedules, physical drawings, images of implementations, site-specific data, point of contacts lists, project milestones, and a general project overview. The individual benefits realized for the end user from each tool will also be covered. These details will be presented, balanced with a spotlight on communication as a critical component of any project management undertaking. Using today's technology, the web arguably provides the most cost and resource effective vehicle to facilitate the broad based, interactive sharing of project information.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3980, Medical Imaging 2000: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (18 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386411
Show Author Affiliations
Sunil Patel, InformaTech Inc. (United States)
Brad Levin, InformaTech Inc. (United States)
Robert J. Gac Jr., InformaTech Inc. (United States)
Douglas Harding Jr., InformaTech Inc. (United States)
Anna K. Chacko M.D., U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (United States)
Martin Radvany, Brooke Army Medical Ctr. (United States)
John R. Romlein, InformaTech Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3980:
Medical Imaging 2000: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues
G. James Blaine; Eliot L. Siegel, Editor(s)

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