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.
|Title of host publication||COMPUTERS IN CARDIOLOGY 2002, VOL 29|
|Place of Publication||NEW YORK|
|Publisher||IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
|Event||29th Annual Conference on Computers in Cardiology - , Tunisia|
Duration: 22-Sep-2002 → 25-Sep-2002
|Name||COMPUTERS IN CARDIOLOGY|
|Other||29th Annual Conference on Computers in Cardiology|
|Period||22/09/2002 → 25/09/2002|