The infraNET Project and
The Education Program for Health Informatics Professionals (EPHIP)
at the University of Waterloo
Medical Image Management
and Steve Rankin
Wednesday, September 18,
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Davis Centre, Room 1302
University of Waterloo
This seminar is of
interest to Health and IT Executives,
IS/IT Staff, Faculty and Students.
The general public is welcome.
In order to
realize effective workflow in today s busy diagnostic departments, all
system components must be able to share needed information and
distribute it in a timely and accurate fashion to the healthcare providers.
These components are usually disparate, posing a challenge to achieving
efficient workflow within the department. This challenge is magnified when
distributing information throughout the enterprise.
Data workflow and integration solutions
allow us to bring hospital and patient and study information together
for delivery to and review by healthcare providers, enabling them to
carry out their roles in a timely and efficient way.
We are introducing our latest in Departmental Workflow Solutions,
which fit within an innovative Enterprise Integration Framework. This
framework, the foundation for developing an Electronic Health Record (EHR), is
based on the functional design characteristics of flexibility, scalability and
modularity, making it possible to integrate any additional systems and databases
as they are introduced into the enterprise.
Our leading edge technologies will be
introduced within the following demonstrations. We will demonstrate
tools and processes used by radiologists and cardiologists in a digital
environment to study, retrieve, and review examinations and report
results. The data used in this environment includes images and reports
pertaining to MRI, CT, X-Ray, ultrasound, and electrocardiographic and
pressure waveforms. We will also demonstrate our support for orthopedic
studies, showing the use of representative prosthesis template overlays
and special measurement methods on radiograph, film, CR and DR images.
These techniques provide orthopedic surgeons with the opportunity to minimize
the incidence of intra-operative complications.
Jim Herrewynen and Steve Rankin
Jim has been active in healthcare information technology
for the past 13 years. He previously worked as a IT Programmer/Analyst
at Hamilton Health Sciences. At Mitra, Jim has been instrumental in the
rollout and implementation of PACS Broker. He has specialized in the
integration of best-of-breed hospital information systems and multi-site
integration. His current focus is on Electronic Health Record integration
initiatives for Integrated Delivery Networks and Regional Health Authorities.
Jim has a BSc (Computer Science and Statistics) from the University of
Western Ontario, London Ontario.
Steve has been active in information technology for
the past 5 years. Trained in both computer science and music, Steve has worked
for companies such as Adidas in their information systems group and in music
distribution with Saturn Distributing Inc. At Mitra, Steve has been involved
in Service and Support as well as Integration Services and Product Research
and Development. He is currently working in Product Management.
For more information
The infraNET Project
Computer Systems Group, University of Waterloo
This seminar is hosted by the Education
Program for Health Informatics Professionals (EPHIP) and The infraNET
Project, University of Waterloo.
The infraNET Project, initiated by the
University of Waterloo in 1996, is a partnership to advance Web and
Internet technologies. Its founding partners are: LivePage (now part
of Siebel), MKS, Open Text, RIM, Sybase (Waterloo) and Waterloo Maple.
We also gratefully acknowledge the
assistance of the Institute for Computer Research, University of