14 Feb GE Healthcare medical-record system spans networks
Gathering and moving electronic medical records (EMRs) and images efficiently across just one computer network is a feat in itself. But offering a seamless view of data across vastly different IT systems? That has so far fit snugly into the “pipe dream” file of most CIOs.
The GE Healthcare division of General Electric Co. this week introduced its next general Centricity PACS, or picture archiving and communication system, which it says will allow hospital IT networks to create 3D images in real time. This product offers a way for clinicians to look at patient data across different IT systems.
Hospitals that use the new Centricity PACS solution will need less investment in enterprise-wide indexing, according to Vishal Wanchoo, president and CEO of Information Technologies, part of GE Healthcare.
“GE is helping healthcare facilities maximize their IT investment and expand their systems to include PACS resulting in a complete EMRs (electronic medical records) for their patients,” Wanchoo said.
The company has committed itself to following open standards. In the latest Centricity PACS, that includes the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine standard, Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise standards and Health Level 7.
Look for more coverage of GE’s new medical-records developments from WTN later this week.