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HealthTech Review February, 28 2012

Critical-Care Patient Monitoring Data Available on Doctors’ iPads and iPhones

GE Healthcare and AirStrip Technologies announced AirStrip PATIENT MONITORINGTM, which securely delivers patient monitoring information to critical-care physicians’ iPhones® and iPads.™ AirStrip helps physicians interact with, manipulate and zoom in on more than 100 clinical measurements and access physiologic data and monitoring waveforms, anytime and anywhere. 

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GE Healthcare IT Takes the Pain Out of “Connect”-ing Hospitals and Care Teams

With the launch of Connect, an add-on module to Centricity Perinatal, clinicians and IT leaders can experience a new level of interoperability. Centricity Perinatal – Connect provides the ability to correlate data from HIS and other sources onto the fetal strip. It enables access to multiple fetal monitoring strips while allowing documentation in the HIS all at the same time, without obstructing any clinical information. These enhancements help clinicians deliver their best care all while maximizing current hospital investment in perinatal IT. 

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The Long Wait is Nearly Over. Caradigm Will Cut Time Spent in Hospital with Key Health Technology

GE and Microsoft presented some of the planned future Caradigm software capabilities for the first time at the Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) congress. This software, which will help providers address the billions of dollars in unnecessary healthcare costs, will reduce the time that patients spend at hospital using cutting edge technology from Caradigm’s parent companies, GE and Microsoft. When launched later this year, the new company plans to bring all patient information together to improve care, optimize reimbursements and reduce costs.

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GE Healthcare Introduces its Next Generation Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring Education Program

GE Healthcare is introducing a new generation of its Electronic Fetal Heart Rate (FHR) Monitoring program for physicians, midwives, nurses and other clinical staff in obstetrical care. This interactive, web-based education program now features recently updated clinical analysis and consensus statements on FHR patterns, and directly links clinical data to terminology, interpretation and management for greater standardization. In addition, a case study provides opportunity to apply learning in a real life scenario.

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Montefiore Medical Center Attests, Embracing GE Healthcare for Inpatient & Outpatient EMR

GE Healthcare, a global leader in healthcare information technology, announced that Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, has met all the criteria, and attested, for Eligible Hospital Meaningful Use and is now using Centricity* electronic medical record (EMR) solutions for both inpatient and outpatient settings. The distinguished academic medical center, consistently ranked among America’s best hospitals, is the first enterprise to implement GE Healthcare’s meaningful use-certified EMR solutions across its ambulatory and hospital settings. 

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GE Works: Inspiration Behind an Extremely Surprising MR System

Pete Roemer is currently the GE Healthcare Chief Technology Officer at Specialty MR, based in Wilmington, Massachusetts. Pete and his team developed the world’s first 1.5T specialty MR scanner used to scan targeted anatomy, such as an arm or a leg. This system, which was the basis for the GE Optima* MR430s focuses on patient comfort while maintaining high image quality. The scanner allows patients to sit comfortably outside the bore in a reclining chair while their arm or leg gets scanned. The product was recently featured at a GE Works event in Washington DC.

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People behind the Products: The Giraffe Dad

According to the Centre for Disease Control (CDC), one in every eight children is born prior to their expected due date. But Brayden is a lucky boy. His father is Mike Mills, the Manufacturing Leader in charge of making GE Healthcare’s Giraffe and Panda neonatal products, which are used in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) around the world.

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CoreScan Featured on Popular Talk Show ‘The Doctors’

In the battle against belly fat, healthcare professionals may make a variety of diet, medical, and physical fitness recommendations. Increasingly, detailed body composition exams are part of the equation. Unveiled in 2011 on GE’s iDXA system, CoreScan* technology is designed to help physicians quickly and accurately quantify visceral adipose tissue (VAT), or visceral “belly” fat during body composition analysis. CoreScan helps give physicians and specialists immediate results that can help manage lifestyle interventions to benefit patients.

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