AMICAS Inc. showcased the release of a new web-based integration toolkit designed to provide seamless connectivity and integration to third party applications this week at HIMSS 2006 in San Diego. With the new toolkit, AMICAS expects to deliver enhanced workflow and productivity to all users of Vision Series PACS with complementary applications of their choice. The new toolkit utilizes XML (Extensible Markup Language) technology to share context between the Vision Series PACS and any type of application such as digital document management, speech recognition, digital dictation or teaching file applications, the company said.
AMICAS expects radiologists will be able to combine the powerful imaging and workflow management tools provided by the Vision Series PACS with instant, integrated access to their preferred complementary applications without having to re-enter information such as user ID, patient name, or study information.
"We believe this new toolkit will provide users with tighter integration and improved workflow resulting in saved time throughout the work day," said Rodney Hawkins, VP Product Management, AMICAS. The toolkit is already in use by several strategic partners such as Dictaphone (radiologist dictation), Hyland Software (digital document management) and PeerVue (radiology teaching files).