Research and development projects are primarily related to imaging informatics as well as enterprise-wide informatics interoperability issues. Recognized expert in the field of imaging informatics. Work in workstation design has resulted in presentation and navigation models that have been adopted by most PACS vendors. Co-inventor of a novel lossless wavelet-based image distribution mechanism, dynamic transfer syntax (DTS); this technology subsequently commercialized by the creation of Stentor PACS, acquired by Philips Medical Systems. This PACS system is used by several hundred hospitals worldwide and is a world-wide leader in market share.
Current informatics initiatives at the University of Chicago under include 1) the development of a robust SOA-based Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) that provides web-services access to clinical information to allow the creation of customized clinical and research applications; 2) an ambitious “closed loop imaging” infrastructure that establishes interoperability across information systems, including modalities, to improve efficiency and quality in image acquisition, interpretation, and results delivery/acknowledgement; 3) an enterprise wide business intelligence and analytics infrastructure leveraging existing SOA architecture and noSQL approaches to support advanced analytics, machine learning, and complex workflow orchestration