Application form based optimization of the echo lab workflow

J Ruys*, J. Koster, WA Dijk, W van der Velde, GAJ Jessurun, DJ van Veldhuisen

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    In 2001, the number of echocardiograms performed at the University Hospital Groningen has exceeded the 5500. This is an increment of 13.5% compared to two years before. This number is expected to increase further, as improvements in the clinical application and structural changes in the organization progressively evolve. Real time reporting and digital storage of the ultrasound images had a major beneficial impact on the optimization of the total process.

    Currently, clinical supervision by experienced operators is possible through the implementation of Apple Macintosh machines, connected to a local network. This connection is subsequently able to provide the entire hospital area network, following the conversion of the Apple platform into Microsoft Windows variants. Albeit, a significant improvement in the efficiency of clinical supervision was achieved, further research is implemented to continue the update process.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCOMPUTERS IN CARDIOLOGY 2002, VOL 29
    EditorsA Murray
    Place of PublicationNEW YORK
    PublisherIEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)0-7803-7735-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    Event29th Annual Conference on Computers in Cardiology - , Tunisia
    Duration: 22-Sep-200225-Sep-2002

    Publication series

    ISSN (Print)0276-6574


    Other29th Annual Conference on Computers in Cardiology

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