What makes you so special, DICOM?
Back in May 2011 I was talking to a doctor at The Guardian’s sadly short-lived Health Network show in London. We were talking about what Enterprise Content Management actually meant, and specifically about what sort of content OnBase by Hyland could manage.
“Everything…” I said. “Any unstructured information. Whatever doesn’t fit comfortably into the rows and columns and tables of a database. Your EMR is for your discrete patient data. Your ECM system is for all of the unstructured information that completes that record: the letters, the photographs, the diagnostic outputs, the scanned paper…”
“So, what about medical images?” he asked. “What about DICOM?”