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New software improves Danish X-ray throughput:

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

The Danish county councils are pressing ahead with measures to revolutionise the use of IT in the health service, despite the reluctance of doctors to use computers. Despite the introduction of the electronic patient journal, many doctors prefer to dictate information to secretaries, who then type this into the computer. The Velje-Give Hospital has now been given speech recognition software to overcome this problem. The equipment has currently been installed in the X-ray department in Velje and it is also due to be introduced at the pathology institute. Not only does it free up hospital staff, but it also means that descriptions of X-ray images, which used to take up to two days, can now be completed within an hour, said Johannes Gaub, senior physician at the Velje-Give Hospital.

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