XPS to TIFF

In the last post, I described how to convert a PDF into XPS as an intermediate step to split out and convert the individual pages to TIFF format.  Our goal is to combine single page TIFF pages back into their original form where multiple page documents are held in a …

Converting the PDF to XPS

Last time we removed the password from the PDF supplied by our Provider and now we have an 877 page PDF file contains dozens of multi-page documents from my medical record.  Inside this one large PDF, I may have four pages of labs, a two-page EKG, four pages of physician …

Cerner Notes Extract

Today, I posted up on Cerner’s internal customer site, twenty page document describing how to extract the compressed notes from Cerner into a Microsoft SQL Server database that has SQL File Table and Full Text Search enabled.  I will not post the document here out of respect for Cerner’s intellectual …

Indexing Scanned Documents

Frequently in Health IT, we battle our own “urban legends” regarding how difficult some solution might be.  In this post, I’ll attempt to dispel one of those: that it’s difficult or impossible to index scanned documents. First, some technical background.  A scanned document is simply an image of a document …