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Currently, specialized clinicians are tied to dedicated and costly workstations to process and view 3D images, which can delay patient care decisions. GE Healthcare is taking the clinical community experience to a new level, by offering advanced imaging visualization and processing as a service in the cloud.

For GE Healthcare, the Industrial Internet is not just about creating newer, smarter healthcare systems in a tech-enabled world. It is also about connecting caregivers with the brilliant machines that turn modern medical care’s big data into more accurate, accessible information so they can best care for patients.

Highlighting this Industrial Internet-inspired vision for healthcare at the second annual Minds + Machines conference, GE Healthcare introduced two new advanced products: GE’s Cloud Imaging solution and Hospital of the Future SimSuite

 

GE’s Cloud Imaging Solution

Today’s more integrated care delivery requires connecting clinical communities in new ways. Currently, specialized clinicians are tied to dedicated and costly workstations to process and view 3D images, which can delay patient care decisions.

GE Healthcare is taking the clinical community experience to a new level, by offering advanced imaging visualization and processing as a service in the cloud.

The powerful cloud platform provides secure and reliable access to a suite of imaging applications through the internet. It addresses the total cost of ownership challenges with traditional on-premise IT systems through a new consumption based business model.

Imaging in the cloud enables rapid embrace of the latest technology, while transferring the burden of infrastructure management to GE Healthcare. In fact, a one percent boost in productivity in this area could lead to $63 billion in healthcare savings over the next 15 years.

GE’s Cloud Imaging solution will help care providers and patients reduce costs and simplify operations so providers can focus on delivering their best patient care. Kadlec Health System in Washington State is GE Healthcare’s pilot site for this solution. Dave Roach, vice president of IT and Chief Information Officer for Kadlec, said he’s “excited to work with GE Healthcare and see the power of collaboration in enhancing patient care.”

GE’s Cloud Imaging solution addresses real life challenges that many hospitals across the nation face daily. For instance, when a patient is brought to the emergency center with severe trauma, clinical staff responds with required diagnostic scans and images.

The patient is often immediately transferred to the regional trauma center with diagnostic imaging CD literally tied to their chest for further treatment. This can result in wasted time, resources, and impact and delay patients. To learn more about GE’s Cloud Imaging solution, watch the video below.

GE’s Cloud Imaging solution connects the care teams through the cloud, sharing images across the caregivers involved in treatment. With patient images and reports at fingertips, delays to patient care can be prevented. Trauma centers can reduce costs of duplicate exams and unnecessary transfers.

 

Making hospitals more efficient — By Design

GE Healthcare’s Hospital of the Future SimSuite makes it easy to quickly test alternatives to make care delivery more efficient. This helps providers improve efficiency in a variety of ways: to design more efficient facilities to reduce nurse travel time, to re-design care delivery models in units and departments to increase clinician time at the bedside and decrease cost per patient day, and to reduce delays in care along longitudinal patient pathways.

This dynamic approach to planning and infrastructure development, whether in a new or existing facility, helps enable better healthcare with less waiting, less cost and more time for patient care. Watch the video below to learn more.

Hospital of the Future SimSuite helps providers design a better future by allowing providers to test out scenarios and choose the one that fits best with their needs. It enables providers to quickly design and test a range of operational scenarios and understand the impact on patients, staff capacity and cost. St. Luke’s Medical Center signed a four-year subscription for ongoing modeling services to strategize right-sizing their facility and learn how to re-route a segment of VAD (ventricular assist device) patients to free up Transplant unit capacity for strategic growth.

Want to learn more about these Industrial Internet healthcare solutions, or even try your hand at hospital management by playing GE’s “Patient Shuffle” game? Explore the links below.