The provider and the patient are at the center of each innovation displayed by GE Healthcare IT at Arab Health 2011, the world’s second largest healthcare exhibition currently ongoing at the Dubai International Convention Center.
“GE is driving the vision of One desktop, One patient and One community with a world class multi-disciplinary solutions suite,” said Sia Moussavi, General Manager of GE Healthcare IT for Eastern and Africa Growth Markets.
“We’re integrating multiple applications on a single desktop and making them accessible through an open, web-based approach. We’re aggregating clinical information into a unified single patient view. We’re creating a connected community of care providers with local and remote imaging workflows integrated among stakeholders. This integration is important because 18 percent of diagnostic errors are due to incomplete patient data where data can be made available.”
Among the products and applications on display are:
Centricity PACS 3.2: The latest release of Centricity PACS contains many new features that have been developed based upon customer requests, as well as optional integrations to solutions that support new market trends.
Centricity PACS Web Diagnostic (Web DX): It enables GE PACS customers to have access to a web-based diagnostic viewer with embedded MIP/MPR and advanced clinical tools.
Centricity PACS-IW: The latest version of GE’s Web-based PACS helps enable radiologists to be more productive through improved system performance, and a new look and feel in study presentation and navigation, including enhanced hanging protocols. Support for remote image and data protection solution is also available, which eliminates the need for manual tape backup. Integration to Centricity RIS is also significantly improved. Centricity PACS-IW is deeply integrated with Centricity RIS to provide information at the fingertips: patient data, clinical documents and images, streamlined workflows and improved communication among healthcare experts.
Centricity RIS/PACS: An integrated, Web-based, enterprise-wide scalable solution. It’s a complete end-to-end solution for RIS/PACS and completes the patient care cycle in a streamlined, reliable manner, leveraging established best practices. Voice recognition capability can be embedded as well, providing a 30-40% improved report turnaround time, instantly available reports: “What You Say Is What You See” and voice commands. Centricity PACS-IW can also be integrated with Voyant Health’s TraumaCad software for digital orthopedic templating and with IDI for screening and mammography double blind reading.
Centricity Enterprise Archive 4.0: An open, standards-based, vendor-neutral archive, Enterprise Archive helps facilities meet enterprise imaging initiatives with a unified architecture that provides a single point of access to a patient’s imaging records. Complimenting Enterprise Archive are optional solutions for image lifecycle management and unique patient information viewer for reviewing both DICOM and non-DICOM data.
Centricity Portal: This innovative solution suite delivers a single patient jacket and global reading solution bringing disparate RIS and PACS together facilitating image exchange for simplicity, connectivity and productivity with the offering of a powerful, web-based information and workflow solutions.
Centricity Cardiology: An integrated system that serves as the central point of access for all data, images, and information in the cardiology department: streamlining workflow, tracking inventory, creating clinical reports, and running clinical and administrative queries on department data. GE Centricity Cardiology bridges the gap between cardiology modalities and the healthcare information system, enhancing efficiency and more accurate diagnoses for organizations of all sizes.
Centricity Clinical Information System (CIS): This solution provides a comprehensive portfolio for managing patient’s documentation and high quality care for anesthesia and critical care areas. CIS creates an easy-to-use, high performance and flexible care planning and documentation solution for physicians, nurses and hospital administrators, complete with deep departmental applications at the point of care. CIS facilitates analyzing and improving patient outcomes, while reducing the average length of stay and cost.
eHealth: GE offers a full suite of eHealth solutions, ranging from the basic infrastructure needed to connect healthcare organizations to advanced performance applications that leverage data to transform care delivery and enable workflows that were not possible before – such as chronic disease management, quality reporting, evidence-based medicine and more.
“GE believes in the power of IT to make a difference in people’s lives,” said Sia Moussavi. “We’ve aligned our solutions portfolio with our healthymagination strategy. ’One desktop, One patient, One community’ represents a commitment we’ve made to our customers and the patients they serve. It’s our pledge to improve access and efficiency for enhanced quality of patient care addressing challenges of this important region.”
EHealth: GE offers a full suite of ehealth solutions, ranging from the standards-based infrastructure needed to connect healthcare organizations to the advanced performance applications that leverage data to transform care delivery and enable workflows that were not possible before – such as chronic disease management, quality reporting, evidence-based medicine, and more.
GE’s eHealth Solutions platforms support the secure exchange of patient data in virtually any scenario - between providers, across an integrated delivery network or accountable care organization (ACO). The infrastructure is standards-based, fully scalable, and highly secure.
Many of GE Healthcare’s customers have disparate systems and need to maintain heterogeneous EMR landscapes. GE’s eHealth Information Exchange and eHealth Image Exchange solutions are designed to integrate seamlessly with existing clinical workflows to take advantage of existing systems, to accelerate provider adoption and enhance transparency. Care providers are able to make the best care decisions when patient information is available when and where they need it.
GE Healthcare, a Platinum Sponsor of Arab Health 2011, is showcasing its innovative technologies, services and solutions at its pavilion, in Hall No 4, G30 of Dubai International Convention Center.