BARRINGTON, Ill. – June 19, 2013 – GE Healthcare’s excellence in radiology informatics was recently recognized when honored by Frost & Sullivan’s 2013 North American Company of the Year Award in Radiology Informatics. The award, which was given to GE Healthcare IT, is part of Frost & Sullivan’s “Excellence in Best Practices Awards,” which are presented each year to companies that are predicted to encourage significant growth in their industries, have identified emerging trends before they became the standard in the marketplace and have created advanced technologies that will help transform industries in the near future.
“We are honored to receive this distinctive recognition from Frost & Sullivan,” said Michael Jackman, vice president and GM of GE Healthcare IT. “Our team is focused on building world-class products for Enterprise Imaging and it’s very exciting to receive acknowledgement from thought leaders in healthcare for our efforts.”
Based on its recent analysis of the radiology informatics market, Frost & Sullivan especially highlighted GE’s significant research and development investments, which resulted in the launch of two important new products in 2012, its Universal Viewer and Centricity* Clinical Archive solutions.
With Centricity PACS with Universal Viewer, GE Healthcare is putting clinical insight within reach to help radiologists and referring physicians deliver patient results efficiently. Universal Viewer brings together advanced visualization, intelligent productivity tools, and multimodality workflow for oncology and breast imaging all within one intuitive workspace that can be accessed anywhere, anytime.
Centricity Clinical Archive consists of a suite of products and services designed to provide an end-to-end solution. Unlike vendor-neutral archives that only support departmental DICOM consolidation, Centricity Clinical Archive unifies patients’ images and documents across the care continuum, helping clinicians make informed decisions with greater efficiency.
“GE Healthcare’s upgraded solution set is in perfect alignment with the evolving end-user demands and various directions being taken on by imaging providers in the U.S. market today. Combining top-quality service, high performance and technology innovation, GE Healthcare’s Centricity imaging solutions, in use by over 3,000 organizations, have a proven track record of allowing providers to lower cost of ownership today, while preparing for the challenges of the future,” said Frost & Sullivan Principal Analyst Nadim Daher.
“This upgraded value proposition exemplifies GE Healthcare’s renewed vision and focus on delivering innovative radiology informatics solutions as one way of helping providers transition to an integrated collaborative care model,” noted Daher.
*Centricity is a Registered Trademark of General Electric Corp.
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