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The Image Engine HPCC project. A medical digital library system using agent-based technology to create an integrated view of the electronic medical record

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6 Author(s)
Lowe, H.J. ; Section of Medical Informatics, Pittsburgh Univ., PA, USA ; Walker, W.K. ; Polonkey, S.E. ; Fuchun Jiang
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This paper describes the Image Engine project supported by the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) biomedical applications of High Performance Computing and Communications (BAA/HPCC) program. Image Engine is a multi-user, object-oriented, client server database system for the storage, retrieval, integration and sharing of a wide range of biomedical images. In addition, Image Engine uses agent-based technology to implement real-time links between medical images and associated data stored in external database systems. This project is a first step towards implementing a multimedia electronic medical record system. As a digital library architecture Image Engine has the potential to support innovative applications in the clinical, research and educational domains of medicine

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Digital Libraries, 1996. ADL '96., Proceedings of the Third Forum on Research and Technology Advances in

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13-15, May 1996