GE Healthcare (NYSE: GE) is pleased to announce that its innovative, pocket-sized, ultrasound device called the Vscan was named the winner in the Breakthrough Technology Award category of the American Technology Awards. The awards are organized by the foundation of TechAmerica, a technology industry trade association. The announcement was made Wednesday at the foundation’s Eighth Annual Technology and Government dinner in Washington, D.C.
“We’ve long believed we produce some of the most innovative and customer targeted technology in the healthcare sector,” said Agnes Berzsenyi, general manager of primary care ultrasound, GE Healthcare. “But, it is a true honor to be recognized as a leader amongst some of the best known technology companies in the world.”
The American Technology Awards were presented in 17 different categories recognizing the “best of” technology products and services.
“We had a lot of nominations for these prestigious awards, and we congratulate GE Healthcare for their winning achievement in the Vscan device,” said Phil Bond, chairman, TechAmerica Foundation. “The Foundation is excited to recognize GE Healthcare as it continues to influence technology development worldwide.”
GE Healthcare’s Vscan is a visualization tool developed to provide physicians with imaging capabilities at the point-of-care. Roughly the size of a smart phone, Vscan houses powerful ultrasound technology that provides clinicians with an immediate, non-invasive method to help secure visual information about what is happening inside the body. Vscan is portable and can easily be taken from room to room to be used in many clinical, hospital or primary care settings.
The Vscan is a prescription device for ultrasound imaging, measurement and analysis in the clinical applications of abdominal; cardiac (adult and pediatric); urological, fetal/OB; pediatric; and thoracic/pleural motion and fluid detection, as well as for patient examination in primary care and in special care areas.
About TechAmerica Foundation
TechAmerica Foundation (techamericafoundation.org) educates industry executives, policy makers and opinion leaders on the promise of technological innovation to advance prosperity, security and the general welfare. Launched in 2009, the foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit, non-partisan affiliate of TechAmerica, the leading voice and resource for the U.S. technology industry. It disseminates award-winning industry, policy and market research covering topics such as U.S. competitiveness in a global economy, innovation in government, and other areas of national interest. The foundation also organizes conferences and seminars to explore pertinent issues with government and industry representatives and to share the foundation’s findings.
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 and efficiency around the world. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a $16 billion unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employs more than 46,000 people committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries.
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