Studies by Canada Health Infoway suggest the move towards digital X-rays could improve the productivity of radiology specialists by 25 to 35 per cent. Already, 80 per cent of X-rays in Canada are digitized.
Digital X-rays also mean that radiologists are now able to help patients in remote areas, which cuts down on expensive delays and injuries from moving patients.
Source:Telus, Microsoft Hope Canada Will Buy into
Patient-centred e-Health Records
Date: May 6, 2009
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