GE launches integrated healthcare IT suite
15 February 2006
GE Healthcare, a division of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), has
unveiled its first product resulting from its January 2006 takeover of IDX.
Launched under the Centricity product brand at the Healthcare Information
and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference in San Diego, it is
a suite of clinical, financial and business management solutions.
"The new GE Healthcare Integrated IT Solutions business is combining the
best minds in medicine, technology, and business to transform the way
healthcare is delivered by offering customers a comprehensive suite of
clinical, financial and business management solutions that support
knowledge-driven care," said Vishal Wanchoo, president and CEO of GE
Healthcare Integrated IT Solutions. "These powerful new capabilities
position GE as a leading healthcare IT provider, helping customers
streamline healthcare costs, reduce medical errors and improve the overall
quality of patient care."
GE's range of healthcare products now extend throughout a patient's journey
through the healthcare continuum, including inpatient and outpatient
electronic health records, imaging, monitoring devices, and departmental
systems, such as perinatal and perioperative, modular decision support; home
monitoring device integration; and portable lifetime patient health records.
"By offering a comprehensive solution of information technologies, we are
truly integrating healthcare delivery by seamlessly capturing a
comprehensive view of the patient," said Wanchoo. "This view will help all
care providers better predict, diagnose and treat their patients — resulting
in more effective and cost efficient care."