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18 May 2000 Platform-independent means for specifying presentation of electronic patient record content including images
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A key current objective in Medical Informatics is to impose structure on collections of healthcare data recorded in electronic form. A relevant example is the DICOM Structured Reporting (SR) data structure. Appropriate presentation of image and related data is essential for effective communication of information between clinicians. The effective use of display screens for clinical viewing of image and related data, within the imaging service department and in the broader domain, depends on the availability of means to ensure consistent presentation on different systems. Whilst some users, such as reporting clinicians, will need full control over selection of presentation content, layout and rendering parameters, others may be restricted to viewing data as originally prepared. In order to support this, generally accepted data structures are required that allow the specification of presentation details for medical image data, graphics data and text data. The implementation options for supporting the identified needs are discussed, including the scope for using XML to carry the structures and to support an open presentation model for use throughout all healthcare domains.
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Nicholas J.G. Brown, David L. Plummer, W. Dean Bidgood M.D., Theodoros N. Arvanitis, and Andrew Hinchley "Platform-independent means for specifying presentation of electronic patient record content including images", Proc. SPIE 3980, Medical Imaging 2000: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (18 May 2000);

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