Samsung Targets Market for Electronic Health Records - Page 2
Standardization of information systems is a requirement for comprehensive and effective data mining. It’s also becoming a business opportunity for solutions providers. For instance, Dicom Systems specializes in enabling clinics and hospitals to digitize their health records through the use of proprietary routers. “Our best in class routing products resolve the challenges that far too many clinicians are presented with in multi-vendor, multi-facility imaging and reporting communications,” said Dean Whitt, vice president of business development. By standardizing the protocol for handling, storing, printing, and transmitting information in medical imaging, disparate communications systems can “talk” to each other.
Not all attempts at process optimization have been successful at OMC. Samsung integrated productivity applications such as Dragon speech recognition software but the experiment posed significant limitations. “The configuration was far from perfect,” said Sean Johnson, OMC’s Information Systems Manager. “At the time, we were forced to have Dragon loaded locally on the tablets, and the physicians had to cut and paste their dictated notes over to the host server. The many issues with the workflow caused most of our physicians to abandon Dragon for a more traditional, and more costly, transcribed dictation model.”