X-ray Tracker

Orthopedic Associates of Hartford used a custom application developed and installed 0ver fifteen years ago. The application tracked X-ray information such as patient name, birth date, the area to be X-ray’d, Dr.’s name, incoming X-rays, etc. The application also printed labels containing the patient and Dr. names that are adhered to the X-ray jacket. X-ray image files are not stored in the application.

The original application was developed in MUMPS on a PC platform that was housed in the radiology department. Users connected to the server via serial technology, either by modem from OAH remote offices, or by serial line if the users were located at main office. The X-ray application was no longer supported by the developer and a replacement application was required. The application is used by radiology technicians that access the system from each of the many offices.

In 2006 the application was redesigned, developed and installed as a Web-based application. The new intranet application resides on an internal Orthopedic Associates server with accessibility to all OAH locations via web browser. Additionally, support for bar code scanning and printing was added.

Detailed Functions by Group

MEA’s, Physicians, others

  • Login / Logout
  • View Incoming & Outgoing Mail
  • Lookup and display patient history
  • View X- Ray history

Radiology Technicians

  • Login / Logout
  • Enter new patient or X-ray and print label
  • Edit patient or X-ray and print label
  • Print X-ray label
  • Display and print patient history
  • Print X-ray jacket label
  • Enter Incoming and Outgoing Mail / X-ray
  • Edit Incoming and outgoing Mail / X-ray
  • View & Print Mail / X-Ray history

System Administrator

  • Login
  • User administration
  • Facility Administration
  • Physician Administration
  • CPT Code Administration

Responsibilities:

Application Architecture design including:

  • requirements definition
  • site specification
  • project plans
  • tier structure development
  • user interface definition

Complete programming of application including:

  • GUI
  • Site code
  • SQL database

Management of application including:

  • on-going support
  • user training

Features

  • A "pluggable" framework that is simple to extend
  • Roles-based security for viewing content and administering the portal
  • Online administration of portal layout, content and security
  • Configurable output caching of portal page regions
  • Multi-tier application architecture
  • Data access using SQL stored procedures
  • Forms authentication using a database for usernames/passwords