Meta-Manager: A requirements analysis

Jay F. Cook, Jerzy W. Rozenblit, Anna K. Chacko, Ralph Martinez, Harold L. Timboe

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Abstract

The digital imaging network-picture archiving and communications system (DIN-PACS) will be implemented in ten sites within the Great Plains Regional Medical Command (GPRMC). This network of PACS and teleradiology technology over a shared T1 network has opened the door for round the clock radiology coverage of all sites. However, the concept of a virtual radiology environment poses new issues for military medicine. A new workflow management system must be developed. This workflow management system will allow us to efficiently resolve these issues including quality of care, availability, severe capitation, and quality of the workforce. The design process of this management system must employ existing technology, operate over various telecommunication networks and protocols, be independent of platform operating systems, be flexible and scaleable, and involve the end user at the outset in the design process for which it is developed. Using the unified modeling language (UML), the specifications for this new business management system were created in concert between the University of Arizona and the GPRMC. These specifications detail a management system operating through a common object request brokered architecture (CORBA) environment. In this presentation, we characterize the Meta-Manager management system including aspects of intelligence, interfacility routing, fail-safe operations, and expected improvements in patient care and efficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)186-188
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Digital Imaging
Volume12
Issue number2 SUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 16th Symposium for Computer Applications in Radiology (SCAR 99) 'PACS: Performance Improvement in Radiology' - Houston, TX, USA
Duration: May 6 1999May 9 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Cook, J. F., Rozenblit, J. W., Chacko, A. K., Martinez, R., & Timboe, H. L. (1999). Meta-Manager: A requirements analysis. Journal of Digital Imaging, 12(2 SUPPL. 1), 186-188. https://doi.org/10.1007/bf03168795