hi @vishal_io, here’s a good overview of how this started and where it’s going including the current capability of viewing a DICOM image inside OpenEMR.
@stephenwaite sir thanks for the information can you say how to start with the Picture Archiving and Communication System project and languages used for the development.
sir what are the technologies are involved in developing an pcas system
hi @vishal_io, haven’t spun up orthanc so probably would want to look at https://book.orthanc-server.com/users/docker.html#docker so could have it be accessible to the openemr docker
can envision using https://osimis.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/OKB/pages/26738689/How+to+use+osimis+orthanc+Docker+images and editing openemr’s docker-compose.yml to create a testing environment
Hi @vishal_io ,
Regarding the orthanc docker, can see how it is incorporated into the insane development environment to help incorporate it into easy development environment that @stephenwaite linked to above. Can see how this is done on the below 2 links:
openemr/docker-compose.yml at master · openemr/openemr · GitHub (example docker-compose.yml section)
openemr/contrib/util/docker at master · openemr/openemr · GitHub (instructions for using orthanc in this docker environment)
sir can u list the feature that are need to be established in pcas server. Then i have doubt does this comes electronic medical record feature of the software
PACS has three components:
- Image Acquisition
- Display Workstations
- Archive Server
In this GSoC project, do we need to implement only Archive Server or all three?
hi @harshbawari, yes, we’re focusing on integrating the archive server.
hi @vishal_io ,
Do not need to build a PACS from scratch. A good direction to go would be to integrate orthanc (DICOM server) with OpenEMR.
so, we need to integrate this https://www.orthanc-server.com/ @brady.miller @stephenwaite in openEMR.
can u give an summary that how to integrate orthanc server with openEMR.
are we going use the orthanc source code.
@stephenwaite yeah i have setup the openEMR development environment with docker. And i checked the orthanc dicom server. but i didn’t get an clear idea. can u give an summary that how it is going to be integrated
hi @vishal_io, basically take the images that are stored in Orthanc and get them to flow to OpenEMR.
What’s the current status? Is help still needed for this?
I was taking a look at the issues and it looks like this should be the first “milestone”: Integrate Orthanc into Docker Compose · Issue #1364 · openemr/openemr · GitHub - does that make sense?
hi @lrossett ,
Yep, that would be a great starting point. Current status is unchanged from that issue, so help would be greatly appreciated
cool, I will take a look at that issue
I just wanted to jump in and ask what the status of the PACS integration is? For full disclosure, I am unfortunately not a developer. I managed to install OpenEMR as well as GNUHealth and Orthanc to work with a MRI-Viewer, but that is about it. I am actually a medical data scientist.
Why I am asking is, we are supporting several rural hospitals in Africa as well as a bigger hospital in Masar-e-Sharif (yep, that is Afghanistan). We want to switch from “diagnostic support” to “full hospital management” since this make follow-ups and doctor organization much smoother. Currently I have OpenEMR and GNUHealth running side-by-side. I am leaning towards OpenEMR, but the Orthanc-integration in GNUHealth allows to nicely organize a radiology department. In addition, we can use a MDR/ FDA certified MRI-viewer, which allows medical diagnosis from a legal point of view (no offense against the OpenEMR builtin viewer ).
Looking forward to hear from you guys!
P.S.: In any case, thanks for the awesome work! Such projects make it much easier for us to support people in less fortunate circumstances.