GovTech Challenges

Voice-controlled echocardiography documentation solution

Vilnius University Hospital Santaros is looking for a digital solution that uses natural language processing algorithms to automatically populate test data.


  • Currently, Lithuanian healthcare institutions lack personalised and localised automated documentation tools based on voice recognition systems. Existing voice recognition systems are not designed to integrate seamlessly with the data systems used in Lithuanian healthcare institutions.
  • Existing voice recognition systems are not tailored to the specific needs of the medical field – there are no solutions that can correctly understand and interpret Lithuanian medical terms. This hindrance prevents Lithuanian healthcare institutions from making full use of modern voice-driven documentation tools, which hampers progress in patient care and the optimisation of healthcare operations.
  • The ultrasound method chosen for the project (echoscopy) is one of the most widely used in radiological diagnostics. VUL SK has 130 diagnostic ultrasound devices and performs on average over 166 000 echoscopies per year. The project partner, RVUL, has 23 diagnostic ultrasound devices and performs an average of 38 300 diagnostic examinations per year.
  • The duration of an ultrasound visit varies between 30 minutes and 1 hour, depending on the extent of the visit (single- or multidisciplinary examination). It is estimated that the manual description of the results and the formulation of the conclusions account for up to 40% of the total duration of the examination. This takes away time that could potentially be spent on direct communication with the patient, delving deeper into the condition or complaints, and focusing on a more in-depth examination.


  • The solution should use artificial intelligence to recognise the apparent Lithuanian language and the medical terms used in echoscopic examinations.
  • The solution should help to automatically populate the data in the electronic medical record in SANTA-HIS, thus optimising the duration of examinations, reducing the time spent on documentation and increasing the time spent on direct communication with the patient.


A detailed description of the functional and non-functional requirements of the solution is given in Annex 3 ‘Technical Specification’ to the contract.

Prizes for participants

Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners:

  • 1st prize – 5 600 EUR (the prize is awarded upon conclusion of a solution development service contract)
  • 2nd prize: 3 000 EUR
  • 3rd prize: 2 000 EUR


The first prize winner will be awarded a service contract for the development of a pilot version. The contract shall be for a fixed amount of 42 400 EUR.

Additional information

Deadline for receipt of projects or applications: 02.10.2023, 09:00.
Proposals must be submitted by electronic means only, using CVP IS.

For a detailed description of the challenge and the call for projects, please consult the Central Public Procurement System (CVP IS).


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