Proceedings 13th IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems. CBMS 2000 (2000)
June 23, 2000 to June 24, 2000
Dong Hoang , Indiana University and Purdue University
Omran Bukhres , Indiana University and Purdue University
Christina Davenport , Indiana University and Purdue University
Recently, technological advances in digital imaging modalities and high-speed networks have enabled physicians to store digital medical images and integrate them with the patient's electronic medical record for fast access by computer. This paper outlines the characteristics and design requirements of an Image Workflow Management System (IWFMS) in a large-scale hospital environment. In this paper, we present an enterprise four-tiered architecture of the image workflow management system for supporting streamlining, automating, and monitoring the flow of the medical images in a large-scale consortium of hospitals known as the Clarian Health system in Indianapolis, Indiana. The first tier presents the Graphic User Interface (GUI) that enables users to view and interact with the workflow engine. The second tier implements the business model that depends on the work requirements within the different units of the hospital system. The third tier implements the business logic and automates tasks that support image flows. The fourth tier is the back-end database tier used to store and retrieve workflow data. The components in each tier have been designed and implemented as a set of CORBA objects that provide seamless integration of the image flows in the Clarian Health System.
Image Workflow Management System, Image Workflow, CORBA, Servlet, Object Oriented Architecture, Visibroker, Distributed Objects, Object Management
D. Hoang, C. Davenport and O. Bukhres, "Image Workflow Enterprise Architecture of the Clarian Health System," Proceedings 13th IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems. CBMS 2000(CBMS), Houston, Texas, 2000, pp. 281.