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GE to fold web-based EHR

Source: InformationWeek
January 27, 2012
GE Healthcare is discontinuing a Web-based ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) product it purchased less than two years ago.

The Waukesha, Wis.-based healthcare division of General Electric Co. this week informed customers of the GE Centricity Advance EHR that the company will no longer support the product after June 30. GE Healthcare instead will offer upgrades to its flagship GE Centricity Practice Solution, a combined EHR and practice management system, for approximately the same price as Centricity Advance.

"Our decision to terminate the Centricity Advance product line will enable GE Healthcare to focus our efforts on a single ambulatory EMR/PM platform, which means we can deliver new innovations--like mobility and clinical depth--to our customers more quickly," the company said in a written statement.

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