Earlier this year, GE Healthcare CEO Jeff Immelt cited hospitals as a potentially lucrative source of growth for the company, pointing to a shift toward major contracts amid healthcare reform. Now, the company is taking a big step in that direction, inking a deal with Philadelphia's Temple University Health System to improve the medical center's radiology technology while helping it cut costs.
GE Healthcare got an FDA green light for its low-dose computer tomography (CT) lung cancer screening device, a feather in the company's cap as it deepens its dive into diagnostics imaging.
GE Healthcare is betting that a more than $1 billion investment over 5 years to train more than 2 million global healthcare providers will pay off. In developed economies, it's looking to ingratiate itself by offering options for improving efficiency as the demand for value-based healthcare looms, while in emerging economies it hopes to establish itself firmly as more people are able to receive basic healthcare.
The National Basketball Association and GE Healthcare have signed a multiyear deal to work together to advance the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions among NBA players.
The concern that cumulative radiation exposure over a lifetime of healthcare-related imaging could boost the risk of cancer is addressed in the latest launch from GE Healthcare. It's rolled out DoseWatch Explore to track practice-level radiation dose data from its computed tomography (CT) systems.
Abbott and GE Healthcare are teaming up for a diagnostics collaboration aimed at improving treatment for patients with atrial fibrillation, planning to combine the companies' innovative technology to speed up diagnosis for individuals with heart rhythm disorders.
Major Western device and medical technology firms launched Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association, or APACMed, pledging the association would unite a fragmented effort to work with regulators across a region that is both lucrative and frustrating on issues ranging from import rules to public tender guidelines.
GE is divesting most of its GE Capital financial services arm to focus on its core strengths in industrial equipment, like airplane engines and MRIs and other imaging devices.
GE Healthcare announced that its diagnostic laboratory company, Clarient, will soon deploy Omnyx's proprietary software, as pathology pivots away from visual diagnosis and toward quantitative computer-based tools.
As the med tech industry turns its attention to devices that can treat and prevent bedsores, a team of GE researchers is developing an innovative handheld probe that can prevent the sores, or pressure ulcers, from forming during hospital stays.