USING A CLASSIFICATION SCHEME TO FACILITATE OUTSOURCING OF RADIOLOGY SERVICES

Ulrik Schønnemann, Uffe Kock Wiil

Abstract

This paper deals with the issues involved in outsourcing radiology services. Based upon a field study of the work practices at the radiology department at Svendborg Hospital in Denmark, a novel solution (including a prototype of a computer supported reporting tool) that enables outsourcing of radiology services is introduced. The solution is based upon development of a classification scheme of possible radiology findings. Using predefined clinical findings for the radiology reports assure a high quality and enable automatic translation of radiology reports.

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Schønnemann U. and Kock Wiil U. (2009). USING A CLASSIFICATION SCHEME TO FACILITATE OUTSOURCING OF RADIOLOGY SERVICES . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111-63-0, pages 149-154. DOI: 10.5220/0001510101490154


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@conference{healthinf09,
author={Ulrik Schønnemann and Uffe Kock Wiil},
title={USING A CLASSIFICATION SCHEME TO FACILITATE OUTSOURCING OF RADIOLOGY SERVICES},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2009)},
year={2009},
pages={149-154},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001510101490154},
isbn={978-989-8111-63-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2009)
TI - USING A CLASSIFICATION SCHEME TO FACILITATE OUTSOURCING OF RADIOLOGY SERVICES
SN - 978-989-8111-63-0
AU - Schønnemann U.
AU - Kock Wiil U.
PY - 2009
SP - 149
EP - 154
DO - 10.5220/0001510101490154