Workflow Steps in Radiology

  • R. L. “Skip” Kennedy


The understanding of workflow in Radiology is, properly, part of the larger domains of business process analysis (BPA) and business process modeling (BPM), for which extensive literature exists in the business administration literature outside of imaging informatics. However, some special and particular aspects of digital image management, such as the specific technical mechanisms of DICOM and HL7, as well as the interactions of these two standards and other emerging standards, need to be addressed to fully understand how data and processes interact in the context of a fully digital imaging environment. Fortunately, the integrating the healthcare enterprise (IHE) frameworks offer particularly useful models that specifically address and leverage both HL7 and DICOM capabilities in regard to workflow. Further, it is increasingly important


Business Process Modeling Radiology Information System Standard Business Process Modality Worklist Business Process Analysis 
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© Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. L. “Skip” Kennedy
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  1. 1.Imaging InformaticsThe Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser PermanenteSacramentoUSA

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