Impact of tightly coupled PACS/speech recognition on report turnaround time in the radiology department.

Steve G. Langer

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Abstract

As medical reimbursements decline in real dollars, solid evidence of potential cost savings and improved service is needed to justify purchasing new health care equipment. Many picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and speech recognition studies have examined the cost savings implied by their adoption, and some studies have investigated service improvement as defined by shortened report turnaround times (RTT). However, it is not clear what synergy is possible with adoption of tightly coupled PACS/speech recognition and how that would impact RTT. A survey of more than 40 North American sites was undertaken to quantify the manpower and RTT efficacy of four possible workflows: film with transcription, film with speech recognition, PACS with transcription, and PACS with speech recognition (as distinct applications or tightly coupled). Twenty-five percent of sites completed the full survey.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)234-236
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of digital imaging : the official journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
Volume15 Suppl 1
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Radiology Information Systems
Picture archiving and communication systems
Turnaround time
Radiology
Speech recognition
Cost Savings
Transcription
Workflow
Purchasing
Health care
Costs
Delivery of Health Care
Equipment and Supplies
Surveys and Questionnaires

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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