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Software: Fueling Innovation and Invention in Healthcare

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Cloud computing and the rise of mobile devices and social media are three disruptive trends that are impacting the healthcare industry and creating a new paradigm for software.  

Increasingly GE Healthcare's global software team is using skills acquired in other industries, such as gaming and aviation, and applying them to a clinical and healthcare setting.  Roland Rott brings over twenty years entrepreneurial experience within the European software arena to GE Healthcare. 

Rott explains how software has quickly become the driving force in ultrasound innovation and why cloud computing, social media and mobile technology are creating new paradigms, driving increased efficiency and connectivity among physicians and influencing how doctors and patients interact with each other.

Within five to seven years ultrasound IT will look very different with more integrated solutions, increased connectivity and interaction via social media platforms and data analysis in the cloud.

Rural healthcare is just one area where new software and telemedicine applications could provide access to healthcare and drive better patient outcomes by sharing knowledge and the tools to allow doctors in remote areas to connect with specialists in urban areas or overseas.

In today’s ultrasound environment software goes much further than image capture and data processing. Cloud computing and the rise of mobile devices and social media are three disruptive trends that are impacting the healthcare industry and creating a new paradigm for software. 

Rott explains how these three drivers are already influencing how patients interact with their doctors, how doctors share knowledge with each other and how efficiency gains are being made within hospitals.