DeJarnette updated Entegra+™ which uses XOE™, our XML Operating Environment. Designed to help healthcare organizations develop integrated DICOM and HL7 medical informatics solutions, Entegra+ leverages DeJarnette’s more than 30 years experience with DICOM and HL7 interface technology. DeJarnette believes Entegra+ is the first integrated toolkit solution to support both HL7 and DICOM equally well. Entegra+ with XOE has been in development for more than two years and is already deployed in a few early adopters’ clinical environments.
The latest release of Entegra+ (4.0.1) takes advantage of the compactness of Microsoft’s SQL Server Compact Edition database engine and bundles it with the software. Customers no longer need to download SQL Server Express to begin working with Entegra+.
XOE™ is the work horse of the Entegra+ product suite. XOE uses XML as its common scripting language for solution development. It is possible to develop and deploy an application without knowing the details of either the DICOM or HL7 protocols. All such knowledge is managed by XOE. Some key features of XOE are:
- HL7 primitives that allow developers to receive, manipulate, and send HL7 messages
- DICOM primitives that allow developers to receive, manipulate, and send DICOM messages and requests
- Database support for Oracle, SQL Server, SQL Server Compact Edition and MySQL using ADO.Net
- File I/O primitives that include read, write and append
- Multi-threaded to support multiple applications on a single server
Entegra+ supports multiple applications deployed as Windows services with the support of tools which are part of Entegra+ that help configure, manage, and view message activity of your applications. Steve Wineke, Project Engineer at DeJarnette and the lead engineer in the development of XOE claims that, “XOE provides a drastic improvement in the ability to develop, deploy and maintain a wide range of applications for medical informatics. It has excellent performance and broad protocol support.”
For more information, please visit our website at www.dejarnette.com where you can download a free trial of Entegra+ and evaluate the product within your clinical environment. Entegra+ comes with a Programmers’ Guide to XOE and sample XML to get you started.
DeJarnette Research Systems, Inc. is a world leader in medical imaging interface technology, dedicated to increasing the efficiency of image management workflow for all types of healthcare institutions. Founded in 1985, the Towson, Maryland-based company develops and services medical imaging and medical informatics software.