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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes GE Healthcare for Excellence in Radiology Informatics

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.

About GE Healthcare

GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services to meet the demand for increased access, enhanced quality and more affordable healthcare around the world.  GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter—great people and technologies taking on tough challenges. From medical imaging, software & IT, patient monitoring and diagnostics to drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies and performance improvement solutions, GE Healthcare helps medical professionals deliver great healthcare to their patients.

 

June 28, 2013 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.

PriMed Selects NextGate EMPI to Support Coordination, Quality, and Safety by Ensuring Consistent and Complete Patient Records for Flagship Client

Management Services Organization Brings Together Data of 300,000 Patients from 3,700 Providers Across Multiple Specialties and Locations for Hill Physicians Medical Group

MONROVIA, Calif. — January 8, 2013 — NextGate, a leading provider of Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) and registry solutions, today announced that PriMed Management Consulting Services, Inc., the management services organization (MSO) for Hill Physicians Medical Group (HPMG), will implement NextGate’s enterprise master patient index (EMPI) software as the foundation for a broad-based Care Management platform to support Hill Physicians’ 3,700 providers. This solution is designed to link patient records across all phases of the care process, as well as ensure the accuracy and completeness of patient data for one of the nation’s largest physicians groups.

PriMed will use NextGate’s sophisticated registry platform to identify, index, and link patient records from Centricity (IDX), NextGen EHR, Dignity Health, UCSF, and multiple health plans and laboratories into a consolidated, consistent and centralized EMPI.

“An efficient MSO must provide reliable and accurate patient information in order to improve physician adoption, increase clinical collaboration, and avoid unnecessary administrative expenses.  Access to organized and consistent patient information, regardless of practice location or vendor system, empowers our member physicians and participating organizations,” said PriMed’s Chief Information Officer, Craig Lanway. “NextGate supported an earlier project of ours, and their knowledge, expertise, and technology for patient identity management is best in class.”

“As the MSO for one of the largest physician groups in the country, PriMed faces the same challenges we see in ACOs, HIEs and integrated delivery system operations.” stated Andy Aroditis, President and CEO, NextGate. “As the healthcare landscape becomes increasingly digital and interconnected, maintaining an accurate view of the same patient across disparate systems is critical. The complexities of the relationships we need to understand and map require a more sophisticated approach to identity management than ever before. We see this shift reflected in increasing demand for our platform, and we are pleased to help organizations like PriMed maintain the infrastructure required for today’s healthcare integration needs.”

NextGate EMPI uses intelligent matching algorithms to recognize related entities spread across different applications and locations, and links them together under an Enterprise ID in a comprehensive master index, enabling a secure and accurate exchange of patient information.

About PriMed
PriMed Management Consulting Services is the management services organization (MSO) that organized Hill Physicians Medical Group in 1984, and employs approximately 500 people. PriMed provides technology, claims processing, customer service, EHR, patient and case management and authorization reviews to support physician practices. PriMed strives to maintain a strong but cost-effective infrastructure that can help physician offices achieve economies of scale, as well as create and support a high-quality, competitive medical delivery system in Northern California.

About NextGate
NextGate provides Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) and registry solutions that integrate, index and coordinate data from disparate systems to provide unified views of patient data, expedite decision processing, and streamline interoperability to drive performance. NextGate solutions clean and coordinate data to improve operational efficiency, discover new associations and insights, and reduce the potential for costly errors. NextGate’s innovative MatchMetrix® Technology Platform serves as the foundation for the company’s advanced, enterprise-class registries, and provides an integrated environment to develop customer and domain specific solutions that expand as requirements evolve. For more information visit: www.nextgate.com.

January 31, 2013 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.

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.