GE Healthcare IT to showcase advanced health information and image exchange solutions at HIMSS Conference in Riyadh
GE Healthcare IT will showcase its advanced range of healthcare information and image exchange solutions at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference and Health IT Leadership Summit to be held from May 29 to 31, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
GE Healthcare is the Gold Sponsor of the event which focuses on advancing the best use of information and management systems for the betterment of healthcare, and marks the company’s commitment to partner in the long-term healthcare IT investments in the Kingdom and the larger Middle East region.
HIMSS Conference & Health IT Leadership Summit is billed to host global leaders in healthcare IT who will share their experience in eHealth, information and communication technology (ICT) solutions, and their key learnings from global initiatives to enhance healthcare delivery through the intelligent use of information technology.
At the Conference, GE Healthcare will focus on health information and image exchange solutions – two emerging areas of interest and investment by Gulf countries – at the event.
GE’s eHealth Solutions platforms support the secure exchange of patient data across all scenarios – between providers, an integrated delivery network or accountable care organization (ACO). The infrastructure is standards-based, fully scalable, and highly secure. Most recently, GE Healthcare IT announced an extension of its contract serving the 17 hospitals of Sweden’s Västra Götaland region (VGR) through 2015 reiterating its global expertise in implementing regional eHealth solutions.
GE Healthcare IT’s solutions support multiple Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) and Radiology Information Systems (RIS) from various companies accelerating provider adoption and enhancing transparency. By bringing about an extensive and extended network of healthcare expertise, patients can obtain inputs from remote specialists and allow their care teams to take second opinions effortlessly. Care providers are able to make the best care decisions when patient information is available when and where they need it.
With its bi-directional eHealth Image Exchange platform, GE is now integrating industry standards into its regional image sharing architecture. GE’s data registry and repository (DRR) services use the XDS standard profile developed by the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise initiative (IHE). Authorized care team members can access patient data stored in the repository using any vendor’s system that supports the XDS standard, which increases the ease of access for clinicians and enhances clinical collaboration.