Spain's Castilla-La Mancha Healthcare Service to Implement Philips SpeechMagic

VIENNA, Austria - Spain's Castilla-La Mancha regional healthcare service (SESCAM) selected Royal Philips Electronics' (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG) SpeechMagic to be implemented by Spanish IT provider Indra in all radiology departments.  SpeechMagic will be installed first in the three hospitals of the cities of Cuenca, Albacete and Hellin, with the remaining hospitals to follow in 2007.

SpeechMagic will be introduced within the framework of project "Ykonos" - an initiative supported by the European Union, which aims to develop and introduce a digital image-based diagnosis system. The third phase of the "Ykonos" project draws upon 8.5 million euros ($10.8 million) and includes the installation of equipment for the digitization, storage and display of radiology images, as well as a series of support services. 

Ykonos will enable physicians to share and access medical patient information. By capturing this information through a speech recognition system, physicians now have a tool that improves clinical documentation, as Ambrosio Rodriguez, IT director at SESCAM, explains: "We chose to extend our Digital Medical Imaging System with SpeechMagic as it facilitates the immediate and complete availability of a patient's documents and allows seamless integration with our system."

The Ykonos project is executed by Spanish IT provider Indra - Information Technologies and Defence Systems.


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