Universal Cobbling

I’ve received a number of comments about the state of our Universally Disappointing Viewer. Here are some of the best:

As for the UV, thanks for the details on your experience thus far. I assure you that lots of GE customers are watching. As you know, GE has sunset PACS-IW.

The underpinnings of the UV are a Frankenstein PACS –  the UV is a “deconstructed” viewer built on the bones of multiple GE products cobbled together.  The UV can be deconstructed into the following parts – PACS-IW, RA1000, AW Server, IDI (for mammo), Centricity Clinical Archive and streaming from RTI (RealTimeImaging acquired via IDX in 2005). Pieces and parts cobbled together over the past decade largely through separate acquisitions that can be traced back to last century, the earliest from Applicare and Siemens/Loral.

The way GE runs their development, if each piece of the puzzle is not at the exact build of the other, it won’t work. Keeping that in synchrony for the life of the product(s) will constantly be an issue.

Outside of the product itself, GE is a shadow of the PACS company they once were, having reorganized so many times and letting go so many expert staff.

This is a GE product and will take a while for it to stabilize. It has been over 2.5 years (I think) since they announced UV. Add on how many years they were working on it prior to launch, and well, that’s too long considering the instability you are seeing.

But it’s GE.

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