06 October 2023 | Friday | News
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Realizing a vision to deliver the best care to patients close to where they live in northern Ohio, GE HealthCare and University Hospitals (UH) today announced a 10-year strategic collaboration to bring GE HealthCare technologies to UH across its radiology practice and UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute, providing contemporary equipment and digital solutions to improve processes for the benefit of patients and clinicians.
The agreement includes hundreds of new systems, including AI-enabled technologies, across nuclear medicine, X-Ray, vascular and cardiovascular ultrasound, regional CT, fluoroscopy, surgery, and bone densitometry for which GE HealthCare will be the sole provider. A focus of the collaboration is to implement enterprise-wide technology to optimize workflows and help improve clinical decision-making.
“Driven by a mission to heal, to teach, and to discover, University Hospitals offers access to quality care for everyone in Northeast Ohio,” says UH Chief Operating Officer Paul Hinchey, MD, MBA. “GE HealthCare’s solutions across the diagnostic spectrum and ongoing pursuit of system optimization and patient care efficiencies will help us improve the patient experience and their overall health.”
As highlighted in GE HealthCare’s recent Reimagining Better Health Study, the healthcare industry faces challenges including clinician burnout and labor shortages. These issues underscore the need for more efficient workflows and a real-time decision-making solution to optimize hospital operations and patient care. [i]
GE HealthCare and UH aim to address these challenges with:
“As hospital systems look for opportunities to increase clinical and operational efficiencies while improving quality of care and patient outcomes, advanced technologies and digital solutions are key enablers,” says Catherine Estrampes, president and CEO, GE HealthCare in U.S. and Canada. “GE HealthCare is uniquely positioned to partner with University Hospitals to advance the scope, quality, and efficiency of patient care and clinician workflows in northern Ohio as they use their scale to focus on providing the highest quality of care in every facility in their community, aligned with their local mindset.”