Leadtools.Ccow Introduction (PACS)
LEADTOOLS CCOW SDK functionality encapsulates HL7's vendor-independent Context Management Architecture standards. Context Management is a dynamic computer process that uses 'subjects of interest' in one application, to point to data resident in a separate application, also containing the same subject. Incorporating Clinical Context Object Workgroup (CCOW) interface standards into the LEADTOOLS PACS Framework Imaging enables developers to link and synchronize applications. Applications share information so they appear to behave as a single system: creating the illusion of a single, authenticated system at point-of-use, rather than disparate applications from multiple vendors.
Advantages of CCOW:
- Widespread interoperability, allowing selection of clinical applications that meet specific needs regardless of the vendor.
- Context-oriented workflow, improving access to patient data from different applications, based on subjects of interest(context).
- Fast, unified access for clinicians to patient data, whenever needed.
- Single sign-on management capabilities, reducing the number of sign-ons to disparate applications.
- Patient information accessibility, supporting better clinical decision-making.
Because CCOW leverages existing investment, health providers can realize the benefits of a single sign-on, patient-focused information system (without re-investing in new technologies).
LEADTOOLS CCOW consists of:
- Context participants. A context participant is an application that gets or sets context data from a context manager. The LEADTOOLS CCOW SDK supports both ActiveX and Web participants.
- Context Managers. The LEADTOOLS CCOW Server is a Context Manager, supporting both COM local servers and web interfaces.
- Context Agents. Context agents include Mapping, Annotation, and Action agents.
- Authentication Repository. It enables applications to securely store and retrieve user authentication data.
Getting Started (Guide to Example Programs)
Leadtools.Ccow Assembly Changes