1 August 1990 Providing image management and communication functionality as an integral part of an existing hospital information system
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Abstract
The effective delivery of health care has become increasingly dependent on a wide range of medical data which includes a variety of images. Manual and computer-based medical records ordinarily do not contain image data, leaving the physician to deal with a fragmented patient record widely scattered throughout the hospital. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is currently installing a prototype hospital information system (HIS) workstation network to demonstrate the feasibility of providing image management and communications (IMAC) functionality as an integral part of an existing hospital information system. The core of this system is a database management system adapted to handle images as a new data type. A general model for this integration is discussed and specifics of the hospital-wide network of image display workstations are given.
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Ruth E. Dayhoff, Ruth E. Dayhoff, Daniel L. Maloney, Daniel L. Maloney, } "Providing image management and communication functionality as an integral part of an existing hospital information system", Proc. SPIE 1234, Medical Imaging IV: PACS Systems Design and Evaluation, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19054; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.19054
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