19 April 2004 Physician order entry of ultrasound examination with handheld wireless terminal
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Abstract
Although our hospital has an electronic order entry system, physician order entries must be performed using one of a limited number of terminals which are located in places like nurse stations. Due to this limitation, the mobility of the ultrasound machine cannot be fully exploited if a physician wants to perform a mobile ultrasound examination far from an entry terminal. In addition, this situation increases the possibility that a physician will fail to issue a paper voucher of the examination. In an attempt to resolve these problems, we have developed a mobile physician order entry system that incorporates ultrasound machines equipped with handheld wireless terminals, which use the 802.11b standard and the bandwidth is 11 Mbps. This is an efficient way to order ultrasound examination entries because physicians can register entries at any location in a hospital ward. In addition, the proposed system is a reliable method by which to attach images upon ultrasound examination entry.
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Shiro Matsuya, Yuzo Onogi, Nobuo Shinohara, Izumi Yamaguchi, Hiroki Watanabe, Kazuhiko Ohe, Kenichi Yamaguchi, Takuro Niidome, Hiroshi Oyama, "Physician order entry of ultrasound examination with handheld wireless terminal", Proc. SPIE 5371, Medical Imaging 2004: PACS and Imaging Informatics, (19 April 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.534748; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.534748
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