Imaging News

Software developed by Michael Zalis and his Massachusetts General Hospital colleague Mitchell Harris harnesses search-engine technology to help physicians access disparate records.

Connecting electronic medical records

09/Aug/2010

Even as use of EMR (electronic medical record) systems increases, medical records are spread over multiple databases that don't necessarily communicate with each other. Over the past five years, a team led by Michael Zalis and his Massachusetts General Hospital colleague Mitchell Harris developed a program called Queriable Patient Inference Dossier. The program combines a search engine with a programming system to automatically pull data from various EMRs (electronic medical records) and databases.

Source: Technology Review

patient

U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals 2013-2014

U.S. News & World Report ranks Mass General #2 in the nation and #1 in New England based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 clinical specialties.

Search the Mass General news archive

Search the archive for previously published news articles, press releases and publications.

View all departments

Departments and Centers at Mass General have a reputation for excellence in patient care. View a list of all departments.