I am a radiologist who spends all day taxing my computer with thousands of medical images and heavy duty image processing. Unfortunately, my hospital, and many like it, apply the same antivirus policy (symantec endpoint: scan all files on access / modification) to radiologists as to the computers out in the hallways. This is killing our productivity and wasting precious time of a scarce resource: radiologists. Even the noise of the constant disk access by symantec can ruin the otherwise distraction free environment that is the standard of care in reading x-rays.
Can you recommend the best way for me to gather data (and what data to gather) on exactly how much time is being wasted with this aggressive antivirus policy? I may be able to commission IRB approval for a study putting an imaging workstation head to head with and without autoprotect on all file access.
I think I will start with time required to:
2. load / transfer 100, 1000 images
3. look up patient info in our hospital information systems
4. medline literature search
and differences in
5. average noise level
can you think of other professions besides developers that might be victim to a similar scenario?