News and Events
May 24, 2012
Elizabeth Glaser, Dodge Communications
The Center for Connected Medicine Welcomes GE Healthcare as Founding Partner
Pittsburgh, PA, May 24, 2012—The Center for Connected Medicine, a global thought leader defining the transformation of health care, today announced that GE Healthcare has joined the organization as a founding partner. A provider of transformational medical technologies and services shaping a new age of patient care, GE Healthcare joins four other founding organizations and nine strategic partners to advance the Center’s mission of developing a blueprint for overcoming the fragmented state of health care today.
“Connected medicine is vital to creating a sustainable health care system in the United States,” says Marcelo Mosci, president and CEO of GE Healthcare for the US and Canada. “GE has long been committed to offering innovative and integrated health care technology and solutions that can help improve patient care. The Center for Connected Medicine’s efforts align closely with GE’s own ‘healthymagination’ vision of better healthcare for more people at lower cost and we welcome this opportunity to join the Center in driving much needed change.”
In the past two years, the Center for Connected Medicine has hosted more than 10,000 visitors, representing 57 countries. Those touring the Center engage in discussions about how best to overcome barriers to achieve a more cohesive approach to medicine, and experience ways technology developed by each of the Center’s partners can be integrated to transform and enhance care delivery.
“GE’s commitment to continuously develop innovations focused on reducing costs, increasing access and improving quality is a perfect fit with the Center’s ideals,” notes Angela Pantelas, Executive Director at the Center for Connected Medicine. “We believe that, together, we can showcase the value of a connected medicine environment to GE’s customers, prospects and the industry at large.”
“GE Healthcare is a leader and innovator,” says Andrew Watson, MD, MLitt, FACS, Medical Director at the Center for Connected Medicine. “The company’s broad experience across many sectors of the health care industry is invaluable, and its holistic viewpoint no doubt will help us further define solutions for health care. We are excited to leverage the contributions GE will make to the Center’s vision and activities.”
ABOUT THE CENTER FOR CONNECTED MEDICINE
The Center for Connected Medicine is defining the transformation of health care by serving as a global thought leader. It is developing the blueprint for innovative patient-centered and population health models using strategically integrated health information technology solutions. Based in Pittsburgh, the Center was established in 2009 by four founding partners—Alcatel-Lucent, IBM, UPMC and Verizon—and eight strategic partners representing multiple facets of the HIT community. By engaging health care stakeholders—policy-makers, providers, payers, vendors—the Center promotes cultural change, coordinated care delivery, and greater patient accountability to improve access, cost and quality on a societal level. To learn more about connected medicine, as well as the Center’s vision and initiatives, please visit www.connectedmed.com.
ABOUT GE HEALTHCARE
GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Our broad expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, performance improvement and performance solutions services help our customers to deliver better care to more people around the world at a lower cost. In addition, we partner with healthcare leaders, striving to leverage the global policy change necessary to implement a successful shift to sustainable healthcare systems.
Our ‘healthymagination’ vision for the future invites the world to join us on our journey as we continuously develop innovations focused on reducing costs, increasing access and improving quality around the world. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employees are committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries. For more information about GE Healthcare, visit our website at www.gehealthcare.com.