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The infraNET Project and 
The Education Program for Health Informatics Professionals (EPHIP)
at the University of Waterloo

present ...

Innovations in Medical Image Management 


Jim Herrewynen and Steve Rankin

Mitra Inc.

Wednesday, September 18, 2002
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.
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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

Shirley Fenton
The infraNET Project
Computer Systems Group, University of Waterloo
(519) 888-4074

Seminar Hosts

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 Waterloo.