22 May 1997 Enterprise communication framework as a means to PACS/information systems interoperability
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Interoperability among healthcare applications goes beyond connectivity to allow components to exchange structured information, and to work together in a predictable, coordinated fashion. To facilitate building an interoperability infrastructure an Enterprise Communication Framework (ECF) was developed by the members of the Andover Working Group for Healthcare Interoperability. The ECF consists of four models, (1) the use case model, (2) the domain information model, (3) the interaction model, and (4) the message model. To realize this framework, a software component called the enterprise communicator is used. In this paper we will demonstrate the use of the framework in interoperating a PACS with a radiology information system.
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Yasser H. Alsafadi, William P. Lord, and Nicholas J. Mankovich "Enterprise communication framework as a means to PACS/information systems interoperability", Proc. SPIE 3035, Medical Imaging 1997: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (22 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274592; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.274592

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