Through 25 years of development of OB/GYN Ultrasound Information Systems, we have learned that regardless of how well the system is designed, the customer will invariably appreciate the option of personalizing it. OBSERVER allows and encourages a significant amount of customization, providing a level of flexibility that is unique to our system. The following is a small selection of the options that are available:
Exam Scopes: An exam scope is a term we use to describe the range of available content and the output for an exam. This controls not only which screens are displayed for any type of exam but in which order those screens are displayed, the titles of those screens, and the style of report that should print when this exam scope is selected. A simple example would be related to workflow in which the customer prefers to document the anatomy prior to the biometry, or the other way around. It is a very simple process to modify the workflow.
Fetal Anatomy: The entire anatomy window is completely definable. There are two levels, the Main Anatomy and the Anatomy Details. The Main Anatomy includes structures like the Head, the Extremities, the Spine etc. The Anatomy Details are the more detailed anatomy within those structures such as Calvarium, BPD Level, Lateral Ventricles etc. The contents of the Main Anatomy and the Anatomy Details are entirely determined by the customer in regards to the labels, the default values, the automatic descriptive text, and if they are to be printed on the report.
Fetal Biometry: Every aspect of each measurement within the fetal biometry is user definable. This includes the name, the unit of measure, the precision of the measurement, the gestational age calculation, whether it is printed on the report, and if it is included in the average gestational age calculation. If a measurement is not included in our default set of measurements, it can easily be added to the system.
Reports: OBSERVER reports are also extremely flexible. The customer may take the existing built-in reports and modify them to their own design or they may create completely new reports. Report customization includes selecting the sections that appear in the report, in what order those sections print, and the label section. Many of the individual sections have numerous options to modify the content or appearance of the output. If desired, different sites within the same system may have completely different report selections.
Program Settings: There is a wide selection of global or site specific settings that control the behavior of the program.