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GE Healthcare Announces New Clinical Research Management Solution

Centricity* Research Supports Research Efficiency and Compliance Across Broad Spectrum of Clinical Research

GE Healthcare, a global leader in healthcare information technology, today announced Centricity Research, a new clinical research management solution (CRMS).  Centricity Research will help improve the efficiency and efficacy of clinical research studies, enterprise-wide, by driving better management of treatment plans, processes, and protocols while supporting research billing compliance.

Available today, Centricity Research is the industry’s first enterprise-class clinical research management solution.  Centricity Research helps institutions conducting clinical or translational research manage the growing complexity of research processes and compliance requirements. Centricity Research has robust functionality, built on the foundation of the currently available Centricity Patient Protocol Management solution, to support both the institutions’ and researchers’ efforts in achieving compliance, enhancing safety, increasing subject recruitment, and facilitating agency audits.

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In addition, GE Healthcare has developed a strategic partnership with mdlogix, which developed its CRMS in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and other leading clinical research institutions.

“The enterprise deployment of CRMS at Johns Hopkins includes all departments in the School of Medicine,” said Dr. Dan Ford, Vice-Dean of Clinical Research at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  “We have over 4,000 protocols currently in CRMS, with over 1,100 of those being active, and approximately 25% of those protocols using CRMS solely at the discretion of the researchers themselves because of the value they gain from the system.   CRMS has helped us more efficiently manage the 30% increase we have achieved in the number of research studies conducted at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine since 2007.”

Centricity Research helps ensure adherence to protocols and maximizes clinical research dollars, while providing the foundation for the continuous improvement of research processes. The platform can integrate with a variety of existing institutional systems, including electronic IRB systems, EMR/EPR systems, and revenue cycle management (RCM) systems.

“GE Healthcare is introducing a major leap forward in clinical research management,” said Jim Corrigan, Vice President and General Manager of GE Healthcare IT.  “We’re introducing a system that not only connects to our other Centricity offerings, but is pliable enough for today’s market by easily integrating with the variety of other systems that institutions have in place.”

“Having successfully deployed our enterprise CRMS at one of the leading research institutions in the nation, we are pleased to work with GE Healthcare to bring this enterprise solution to market,” said Aaditya Goswami, CEO of mdlogix.  “Our partnerships allow us to offer a solution unique in the domain for supporting clinical research compliance and maximizing efficiency. Centricity Research not only serves the needs of researchers and clinicians, but also those of billing staff and research administrators.”

For more information about Centricity Research, please visit www.gehealthcare.com/centricity or emai lGECentricityBusiness@ge.com to request a demonstration.

*Centricity is a registered trademark of General Electric Company.

ABOUT GE HEALTHCARE:

GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Our broad expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, performance improvement and performance solutions services help our customers to deliver better care to more people around the world at a lower cost. In addition, we partner with healthcare leaders, striving to leverage the global policy change necessary to implement a successful shift to sustainable healthcare systems.

Our “healthymagination” vision for the future invites the world to join us on our journey as we continuously develop innovations focused on reducing costs, increasing access and improving quality around the world. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employees are committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries. For more information about GE Healthcare, visit our website atwww.gehealthcare.com.

 

April 7, 2011 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Ekahau Introduces new Wi-Fi Capacity Tools to Plan Networks for Multiplying Tablets and Smartphones

RESTON, Virginia, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Ekahau Inc., the worldwide leader in high performance Wi-Fi-based Real Time Location Systems ( http://www.ekahau.com/products/real-time-location-system/overview.html ) (RTLS) and Wi-Fi tools, today released two products – Ekahau Site Survey (http://www.ekahau.com/products/ekahau-site-survey/overview.html ) (ESS) version 5.5, and Ekahau DBx Pro Spectrum Analyzer ( http://www.ekahau.com/products/ekahau-site-survey/spectrum.html) – that help network administrators design, deploy and troubleshoot high-capacity Wi-Fi networks.

Unlike other Wi-Fi (WLAN) planning and administration tools, the latest version of ESS takes the capacity of the Wi-Fi network fully into consideration. ESS accurately analyzes the network capacity based on the number of Wi-Fi devices, and the applications run on them. This is essential for today’s networks where a growing number of Wi-Fi-enabled smartphones, laptops and tablet devices require ever-increasing network capacity.

When designing a Wi-Fi network for data, voice, or RTLS, to support a large number of wireless devices, ESS will suggest a more dense access point placement. When analyzing a network, ESS now will display areas of sufficient or insufficient capacity. ESS also provides in-depth troubleshooting analysis, showing the number of associated clients per access point and displaying areas where too many voice calls will be placed simultaneously via a single access point.

“In the era of smartphones and tablets, the question for Wi-Fi network administrators is not just about coverage anymore, it’s about capacity,” said Jussi Kiviniemi, director of Product Marketing at Ekahau. “With our latest version of ESS, network administrators can be sure that their Wi-Fi network is capable of handling current and future capacity demands. This addition expands the growing list of ESS’ unique features, which already include real-time location system (RTLS) integration, hybrid site surveys and an Android network analysis application.”

The new Ekahau DBx Pro Spectrum Analyzer allows the user to detect, identify and locate interference issues in Wi-Fi networks with ease. DBx Pro, which replaces the previous DBx Spectrum Analyzer, offers significant improvements, such as interference classification, a device finder and a redesigned user interface.

Ekahau Site Survey 5.5 and Ekahau DBx Pro Spectrum Analyzer are available now from via the Ekahau website (http://www.ekahau.com/) and through Ekahau’s certified distribution partners.

About Ekahau Inc.

Ekahau Inc. is the industry leader in providing Wi-Fi-based RTLS solutions. Ekahau’s customers, including several Fortune 500 companies worldwide, are realizing the benefits of Wi-Fi based location services and innovative Wi-Fi network planning and optimization tools. Ekahau’s solutions are being used in more than 300 hospitals around the world, as well as by manufacturing, retail and industrial companies, government agencies and the military. Ekahau partners include wireless software developers, leading system integrators and international OEM partners, who develop and market wireless enterprise applications. Ekahau is a U.S.-based corporation, with headquarters in Reston, Va., and other offices in Saratoga, Calif.;Helsinki, Finland; Tokyo; and Hong Kong. For more information about Ekahau, please visit http://www.ekahau.com.

 

I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.