Explosive proliferation of networking technologies drastically affects operations of the health care industry. Physicians now can provide better services at lower costs through efficient management of the medical information. In recognition the importance of the interoperability of medical information, the government agencies and private sector have made considerable investment on various medical standards, such as DICOM, HL7 and various electronic patient record systems. Among many of the standards activities, a missing element is a universal software model that would enable physicians to integrate and customize various medical information products into a complete suite for their particular needs. Software tools built on the basis of such a software model should be provably reliable, verifiable, and field configurable. It should allow instrument vendors to embed their hardware and software solutions into the tool without compromising their proprietary designs. This tool should be able to communicate and command different instruments in a consistent manner, so that new applications can be built upon well-known and well-accepted software layers.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Computer Science Applications