Reliability, Security, and Authenticity of Meta Medical Image Archive for the Integrated Healthcare Enterprise
Annual rept. 1 Oct 2000-30 Sep 2002
CALIFORNIA UNIV REGENTS SAN FRANCISCO
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Meta-management using broker concept has been increasingly accepted for interconnecting multiple Picture Archiving and Communication Systems PACS via global network in the Integrated Healthcare Enterprise IHE. An example of multiple PACS integration is the planned project entitled U.S. Army Virtual Radiology Environment USAVRE, announced by the U.S. military. We propose methods to enhance this broker-based meta-management approach in the aspects of interchange and information protection for medical images within an IHE. The proposed project will use our existing asynchronous transfer mode ATM network and the being implemented next generation internet NGI to interconnect four hospitals with different clinical settings in Northern California. Our study consists of two major components. The first component is to develop a meta medical image archive MMlA prototype system as the testbed to simulate the mete-management of multiple PACS in an IHE environment. The second component is to implement a comprehensive information protection infrastructure based on reliability, security, and authenticity for multi-PACS medical images on top of MMIA. We will evaluate the two components in both technical and clinical aspects. Results from this study will provide important guidelines in multiple PACS integration to support healthcare delivery systems for the IHE.
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