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 …

Decrypting Our Cerner “BLOB” Data

This was a “no brainer”.  I am intrigued with data compression, particularly in a medical environment (and thus why I co-authored two patents on medical image compression); and I love puzzles.  So this (and the next post) will discuss the path I took to figuring out how Cerner compresses BLOBs. …