[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Gnumed-devel] Just joining

From: Alan O'Keefe
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Just joining
Date: 07 Aug 2002 19:14:12 +1000

Hi Richard

I have downloaded the anonymous CVS and am going to build the
server database and look at the client over the weekend.

What we need is a import engine with modular parser's for various
formats, (eg. PIT, HL7, maybe XML in the future).  The first step
would be to import report images, this is relatively, (!!), easy.
The next step is to look at the whole electronic ordering/results
interpreting can of worms, (you might be surprised how much of a
pain LOINC is in this area, though there isn't much out there that
is better).  

What we may have to do is to setup an internal ordering data set 
and provide mapping tables from that to each of the key pathology
providers.  Is there any general pathology ordering guidelines 
defined by the College of General Practitioners that we could use 
as an internal data set ?

I know that there are several government e-health initiatives, but
as I'm no longer "officially" in the health industry, (I'm now an
independent consultant), I don't necessarily have direct access to 
that stuff anymore.  Is there anyone who can give me some info on
the current state of play in this area, both here in Australia, and
overseas in the various interested countries.

I live in Sunbury, (just near Tullamarine airport in Melbourne).

I have read your documents, it looks pretty sophisticated, I can't
judge the workflow aspects of them as I've never practiced as a 
doctor. ;-)

Let me get what's in CVS installed and have a look before I get
any further into all of this.


On Wed, 2002-08-07 at 18:05, richard terry wrote:
> Big welcome with open arms!
> You will love python and wxPython I'm sure.
> Have you downloaded the CVS?
> >
> > I am an experienced Programmer/Systems-integrator, mainly
> > working in the pathology area, (don't know much python yet,
> > but hey, what's another language).  I have just "discovered"
> > the GnuMed project and would be interested in getting involved
> > from the point of integrating external data from sources
> > such as pathology and radiology, (I have quite a bit of experience
> > with HL7).
> Done, you have the job.
>  I've mucked round with HL7/HL7-PIT which Douglas Hanly Moir use - I wrote a 
> quickn dirty HL7 parser in Visual Basic one night, just to see how the data 
> came out, I'm sure with your skills you can do much better.
> >
> > I am currently working with a couple of major Australian pathology
> > groups in various projects and with the Triple G, vendor of the
> > ULTRA pathology LIS.
> I Note you are from Oz. Can you let us know where abouts. Horst is from 
> Dorrigo, David from Lismore, Ian Haywood from Melbourne, I live in Newcastle.
> My role in the project is gui designer/coordinator. My quals for this are 
> somewhat dubious, however as I've posted to the list before, go read:
>  for a summary, and some idea of the 
> design philosophy behind the interface. I'm currently knocking up a rough gui 
> for gnumed which needs much refinement but is starting to look functional. 
> Ian haywood has implemented the plugin mechanism behind the gui screens 
> together with Karsten from East Germany.
> I have a fully functional vb medical records system which I use in my project 
> (see the screen dumps at the above address, including a generic form 
> generator. I've a complete list of pathology ordering terms I use (from 
> Hunter Area Pathology) but we really need to move over to some 
> standardisation (?loinc) so as to allow linkage with the results via HL7.
> If you are anywhere local, give me a ring on 02 49 426861 (work) or home 02 
> 49527591 after 8pm one night.
> BTW the gnumed slogan is 'gnumed never sleeps', quite apt given the 
> multi-national group working on it in both hemispheres!
> Dr Richard Terry
> General Practitioner
> gui-coordinator
> gnuMed Project.
> >
> > Please let me know how I can help.
> >
> > Regards
> > Alan

Alan O'Keefe
O'Keefe Systems Consulting
email:  address@hidden
Phone:  +61 413 517168        Fax:    +613 97408893

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]