Integrated radiology information system, picture archiving and communications system, and teleradiology--workflow-driven and future-proof.

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Abstract

  • The proliferation of integrated radiology information system/picture archiving and communication system (RIS/PACS) and teleradiology has been slow because of two concerns: usability and economic return. A major dissatisfaction on the usability issue is that contemporary systems are not intelligent enough to support the logical workflow of radiologists. We propose to better understand the algorithms underlying the radiologists' reading process, and then embed this intelligence into the software program so that radiologists can interact with the system with less conscious effort. Regarding economic return issues, people are looking for insurance against obsolescence in order to protect their investments. We propose to future-proof a system by sticking to the following principles: compliance to industry standards, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components, and modularity. An integrated RIS/PACS and teleradiology system designed to be workflow-driven and future-proof is being developed at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
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  • Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Systems, Consumer Behavior, Diagnostic Imaging, Forecasting, Humans, Investments, Radiology, Radiology Information Systems, Software, Systems Integration, Teleradiology, Texas, User-Computer Interface, Workload
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    Author List

  • Shieh YY; Roberson GH
  • Start Page

  • 199
  • End Page

  • 200
  • Volume

  • 12
  • Issue

  • 2 Suppl 1