Olympic Performance: Healthy Athletes

Olympic Performance: Healthy Athletes

February 18, 2018 at 11:02am

GE provide advanced medical technology and expertise to the Olympic Games Polyclinic, the onsite hospital in the Olympic Village, for Olympians and volunteers participating in the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.

“There will be around 5,000 Olympians representing more than 100 countries at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018,” said Young-Hee Lee, the Chief Medical Officer with the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG). “It is essential that we have medical equipment to aid their health checkups and to diagnose injuries onsite.”

GE will be providing two digital mobile X-ray units (Optima XR 220amx), four diagnostic ultrasound machines (Logiq E R7), four patient monitors (Carescape B450), and one set of PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System, Centricity PACS) at polyclinics and medical stations serving the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.

GE’s Centricity PACS solution uses Zero Footprint technology that allows clinicians to access the images on their PC and their mobile anytime, anywhere, without installing an additional application. Clinicians can see and analyze medical images wherever they want, which is a crucial solution for providing optimal healthcare at the Olympic Games, where the venues are dispersed.

Optima XR 220amx, a digital mobile X-ray system, is 25~35% smaller than previous mobile X-ray units for easy maneuverability throughout the Polyclinic, including patient rooms. Optima’s FlashPad, the digital X-ray detector, also enables flexible positioning, which is helpful for patients who previously had a hard time getting into the best X-ray position.

Logiq E R7, a mobile ultrasound machine, is specialized in musculoskeletal and sports injuries, with easy portability that enables real-time care.

Read more stories here about how GE Healthcare support government and private-sector healthcare customers across the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.

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