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Barrington, IL, United States, 2010/04/19 - Maternal-Infant care solution's strong start to 2010 includes new installs, demonstration of interoperability commitment. NYSE: GE
After a strong finish to 2009, GE Healthcare IT’s maternal–child departmental solution, Centricity® Perinatal, has surged into 2010.
The solution continues to expand its customer base with several key implementations since January, adding 12 new customers to its current install base of more than 1500.
The latest Centricity Perinatal equipped hospitals and health systems include:
• Brookwood Medical Center (Ala.)
• Carolinas Healthcare System (N.C.)
• Fairview Health Services (Minn.)
• Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center (Wis.)
• Midwest Regional (Okla.)
• Wellstar (Ga.)
The Centricity Perinatal Clinical Information System supports efficient documentation of mothers and infants throughout the perinatal continuum of care. The product is positioned for a promising year, highlighted by the upcoming release of version 6.9.0. This launch of this latest upgrade continues to demonstrate the strong commitment GE Healthcare has to departmental IT solutions and builds upon the current product’s existing capabilities.
“We believe our maternal-child care solution is fast becoming the solution of choice in a highly competitive industry, ” said Laurent Rotival, vice president and general manager, GE Healthcare IT. “Customers appreciate that they’re buying more than a solution. They each get our resources and our commitment to partnership that guides them as they grow into the solution and its capabilities.”
For five consecutive years, Centricity Perinatal has demonstrated that commitment, in part, by participating in the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase. Centricity Perinatal has demonstrated successful access to and viewing of the mock personal health record created for the event and, of the near 100 eligible unique systems, was the only clinical labor and delivery system to participate in the 2010 event. In addition, Centricity Perinatal served as the host of document source for the IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) Labor and Delivery Summary Profile and was the first to implement this within the IHE Patient Care Coordination Domain. GE Healthcare is also proud to have served as a leader and active participant within the IHE organization.
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