September 22, 2016
GE Healthcare has partnered with Trice Imaging, a cloud-based medical imaging solutions provider, to provide Tricefy, a new way for clinicians to connect with their colleagues. Tricefy allows image sharing, diagnostic collaboration, remote reviewing and archiving, plus EHR integration into GE Healthcare’s Ultrasound Women’s Health product portfolio (a one-click ultrasound sharing and secure...
February 13, 2014
GE Healthcare launched a new app and website this month called GE MIND, which stands for Make an Impact on Neurological Disorders.
GE MIND aims to identify "gaps in current frameworks for the prediction, detection, diagnosis, and care of people with neurological disorders and to propose viable solutions," according to the app's description.
GE worked with Dr. Monica M. Kurtis, a consulting...
November 5, 2013
Intel-GE Care Innovation's QuietCare resident monitoring system has received FDA 510(k) clearance as a Class I device. The QuietCare system is a network of infrared motion sensors placed in a senior living facility, which sends data to a Care Innovations server. An algorithm on the server analyzes motion data for potentially urgent situations such as falls and for significant changes in the user'...
October 9, 2013
Mitchell Higashi, GE Healthcare's Chief Economist
Big data is a powerful tool, but also one that should be used with caution, said presenters at the MIT Technology Review's EmTech event in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As data analytic tools become more and more powerful, new questions about privacy and security will emerge -- especially in healthcare.
"We've said that this year, the next frontier...
July 17, 2013
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) launched its data access framework initiative this week, an effort to increase interoperability among electronic health records (EHRs) from different vendors. Creating a data standard for all EHRs will empower patients who are switching from one provider to another, help smaller practices analyze and learn from their...
July 12, 2013
Caremerge, a Chicago-based company building software for assisted living facilities, has raised $2.1 million in funding from European investors. Grazyna Kulczyk, a Polish entrepreneur, led the round along with an undisclosed Swiss investor.
The company provides care coordination and communication software to senior living communities with a HIPAA-compliant offering that allows residents' health...
June 13, 2013
GE Healthcare has announced it will invest $2 billion in software over the next five years. Working with the GE Software Center of Excellence in San Ramon, California, the GE subsidiary will use the funds to improve its hospital operations management software and reducing waste and inefficiency in the hospital software status quo.
GE Healthcare Software Chief Technology Officer Evren Eryurek...
May 3, 2013
Although disposable body-worn wireless medical sensors have barely begun to see usage in healthcare, research firm ABI is predicting they will rise to prominence very quickly. By 2018, ABI analysts say, disposable Medical Body Area Network (MBAN) sensor shipments will hit 5 million. Previously, ABI reported that 160 million wireless wearable health devices, of which disposable sensors are a sub-...
April 4, 2013
Last January StartUp Health announced a special class of consumer health startups that would benefit from mentorship and support from GE Healthcare. Now the company has announced its first class of 13 companies (up from 10 originally announced) to participate in the 3-year program, funded through GE's $6 billion healthyimagination initiative.
As we reported at the time, companies in the program...
January 14, 2013
GE Healthcare and StartUp Health announced a partnership last week to offer GE mentorship and support to a new class of ten consumer health companies. Startups in the three-year program will be enrolled in the StartUp Academy along with about 65 other companies, but will also receive additional benefits like a dedicated GE executive mentor and access to a "virtual commercial laboratory" to test...