General Electric Co’s healthcare unit has showcased its digital solutions and highlighted the digital transition challenges in the healthcare sector at an event entitled ” GE Healthcare Dialogues – Elevating Digital Healthcare”.
Held at Dusit Thani Lakeview in Cairo, the event was attended by the representatives of the Egyptian Ministry of Health, GE Healthcare’s partners and customers from the public and private sectors, and key opinion leaders.
During the conference, experts discussed the challenges being faced in different areas such as radiology and cardiology, looking at how digital is helping to revolutionise the traditional scope and ways of working in these areas.
GE Healthcare introduced several solutions and demonstrated their impact in breaking down traditional silos across departments, hospitals, and entire cities:
– AW Server Enterprise used in radiology, a platform for an efficient and automated workflow, allowing better time, equipment, costs and resources management, while enhancing team’s ability to collaborate and provide a diagnosis.
– Centricity Cardio Enterprise used in cardiology. A comprehensive IT solution that offers cardiologists a single point of access to patient data, images and reports across the continuum of care while enhancing physician productivity and improving charge capture accuracy.
– Centricity 360 is a collaboration tool that enables intuitive yet advanced clinician collaboration, seamless medical device connectivity, and embedded healthcare analytics – all with comprehensive end user controls and data management.
Artificial intelligence (AI) was also discussed during the conference.
“AI in healthcare has seen a significant rise over the last couple of years, especially in radiology” explained Amro Kandil, General Manager of GE Healthcare in North East Africa.
“The 2017 PwC DIQ Survey found that 39 percent of healthcare managers were planning to invest in artificial intelligence, which indicates its rapid growth.”
“Through the use of AI and machine learning, we see a future where the combination of in-vivo and in-vitro data sets can provide new insights on the underlying causes of disease”, Kandil added.
More precise diagnosis, precise therapy, and new innovative ways of monitoring patients are the means by which costs in the industry can be better controlled and outcomes improved for patients. These themes are key concerns for governments and healthcare systems across the world.
Currently GE Healthcare co-invests with customers on these exciting new areas and has demonstrated already that workflows for radiologists and provision clinical decision support tools for doctors can be improved.
GE Healthcare’s intelligence offering comprises of applications and smart devices built using the Edison platform. The platform is used by GE Healthcare’s internal developers and select strategic partners. It is a comprehensive and extensible intelligence platform that accelerates the development of advanced applications, services and artificial intelligence algorithms.