08 Apr GE Healthcare's new electonic health record products built for speed
CHICAGO – GE Healthcare unveiled a number of products Tuesday aimed to help hospitals speed adoption of electronic health records at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference.
Dubbed the GE Digital Day One program and based on the GE Centricity Enterprise portfolio, the service provides a solution that can be implemented, generally, in less than 12 months. It includes pre-configured clinical templates co-developed with leading hospitals to help collect, analyze and report quality improvement metrics, and are designed to improve the detection, diagnosis and treatment of care.
“As cost, complexity and usability are continually barriers for a hospital’s digitization, GE has provided a ’blueprint’ solution; functionality on par with the world’s most elite facilities paired with the capability to evolve to market needs,” Laurent Rotival, vice president and general manager, GE Healthcare IT, said in a press release. “As reinforced by financial incentives through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, we believe hospitals have an unprecedented opportunity to leverage technology to improve the quality of patient care.”
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a $17 billion unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employs more than 46,000 people, and has operations in Madison with 6,900 workers in the state as of September 2008.