- Integrated Products Give Comprehensive End to End Radiology Workflow Solution;
- Accessibility is Key Theme of Innovations, with Access at the Touch of a Button.
GE Healthcare IT, a division of General Electric Company, will be exhibiting its latest range of IT solutions at this year’s meeting of the United Kingdom Radiology Congress (UKRC). The Congress runs from 25 to 27 June at the Manchester Central Convention Centre and GE’s display is on stand number 74.
GE Healthcare IT, which has operations around the globe and currently provides PACS to a large proportion of NHS Trusts, specialises in providing a full range of highly innovative IT solutions which helps clinicians to make more informed, faster diagnoses and achieve gains in productivity.
At UKRC, GE Healthcare IT will demonstrate how it is helping to fulfill the needs of its customers in the NHS, in particular supporting the aim of providing patients with access to high quality healthcare in a cost effective and efficient way.
Said Olivier Croly, General Manager GE Healthcare IT, UK & Ireland:
“The face of healthcare is changing and we are entering a time of ‘collaborative care’ which is a patient-driven, outcomes-driven method of delivering healthcare. Information Technology (IT) helps make this possible by linking together information from across the healthcare delivery system (in-patient, ambulatory, home-based), to generate new insights that contribute to improved patient outcomes.”
“In partnership with our UK customers, GE Healthcare IT is constantly working to introduce new innovations to meet their evolving requirements. The range of solutions on show at UKRC illustrates the breadth and depth of what we have to offer to help clinicians deliver better quality care for more patients at a lower cost. This is particularly important given the NHS drive to achieve efficiency savings.”
A key theme running through GE Healthcare IT’s latest innovations is accessibility – clinicians want to be able to access all types of patient data at the touch of a button from anywhere at any time. In particular, they want to improve work flow and be able to share information and collaborate with other specialists to make clinical decisions more quickly.
Continued Mr. Croly,“The more you delay a clinical decision, the bigger the impact on the outcome for the patient. Our IT solutions have been developed to provide a single web-based user interface which gives clinicians access to the right, quality information precisely when they need it, so they can diagnose and treat in record time.”
Highlights of the technologies on display on the GE Healthcare IT stand include:
• The GE Centricity* Radiology Information System (RIS), offering the latest generation of community-wide radiology workflow sharing capabilities
• A Web based PACS solution for global reading across enterprises which is deeply integrated with RIS through a single user interface
• A four-level Vendor Neutral Archive which allows patient records from across different hospitals, to be consolidated and stored using industry standards
• A Clinical Patient Information Viewer which provides access and viewing of patient histories to multi-disciplinary teams throughout the patient’s health community
• The eRadCockpit which facilitates integrated collaborative patient care by enabling radiologists to share workloads and reporting across sites. Both an XDS source and consumer access to the patient’s history is comprehensive and reporting is efficient leveraging tools such as embedded voice recognition. (Unreleased product. MDD conformity assessment for issuance of CE mark and product release pending.)
In addition to showcasing its latest solutions, GE Healthcare IT will highlight its involvement at the Polyclinic onsite at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games where it is providing its Centricity RIS/PACS systems. Centricity RIS/PACS stores the patient’s imaging records, enabling a quicker diagnosis through availability of the complete electronic record.
*Registered trademark of General Electric Company
About GE and the Olympic Games
GE is a Worldwide Olympic Partner and the exclusive provider of a wide range of innovative products and services that are integral to staging a successful Olympic Games. GE works closely with host countries, cities and organizing committees to provide infrastructure solutions for Olympic Games venues including power, water treatment, transportation and security, and to supply hospitals with ultrasound and MRI equipment to help doctors treat athletes. GE's Olympic Games partnership was launched in January 2005 and continues through the London 2012 Olympic Games.
GE is also a partner of British Triathlon teams, providing support and expertise for the athletes as they prepare and compete at the highest levels in the run up to the 2012 Olympic Games. We support British Triathlon Elite events, Elite Paratriathlon team, Age Group teams, home nation regional academies, and the British Triathlon Coach Development programme.
GE Healthcare IT is working with the U.S. Olympics Committee (USOC) and Performance Solutions to convert the US Olympic team’s medical records into an extensive electronic medical records system that will support the care of the more than 700 athletes who will compete in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
About GE Healthcare
GE Healthcare (gehealthcare.com) provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Our broad expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, performance improvement and performance solutions services help our customers to deliver better care to more people around the world at a lower cost. In addition, we partner with healthcare leaders, striving to leverage the global policy change necessary to implement a successful shift to sustainable healthcare systems.
Our “healthymagination” vision for the future invites the world to join us on our journey as we continuously develop innovations focused on reducing costs, increasing access and improving quality around the world. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employees are committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries.