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GE Healthcare, ThoughtWire ink 5-year deal to develop hospital apps

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GE Healthcare Partners (NYSE:GE) said today it inked a 5-year collaboration agreement with Toronto-based software company ThoughtWire to develop digital tools for hospitals and health systems.

ThoughtWire develops software at the workflow level, which GE Healthcare said would be synergistic with its own focus on hospital and health-system level development.

“The goal of this collaboration is to help providers deliver seamless patient care. Together, GE and ThoughtWire will help hospitals and health systems better manage patient pathways using new real-time decision-support software,” GE Healthcare Partners managing principal Jeff Terry said in prepared remarks.

The companies aim to create tools which aid in reducing patient waiting in the emergency deaprtment, reduce length-of-stays, improve access to complex care and reduce turn-around-times for lab results and radiology results.

“Achieving more efficient and effective healthcare is a massive challenge. Collaboration is key. By combining our capabilities ThoughtWire and GE can unlock the full potential of people, data, and technology to improve the delivery of healthcare in today’s digital age,” ThoughtWire CEO Michael Monteith said in a press release.

“This collaboration is further evidence of GE’s strong commitment to digital health and Canada,” GE Healthcare Canada general manager Heather Chalmers said in a prepared statement.

In June, ultrasound education focused SonoSim said it is extending a collaboration with GE Healthcare to cover ultrasound training and education for GE’s women’s health and urology divisions.

Through the extended collaboration, Sonosim will offer its SonoSim 365 for GE Healthcare to clients in the women’s health and urology fields who own qualifying ultrasound systems with the goal of accelerating adoption of bedside ultrasound.

 

 

This article was originally published on Mass Device.

 

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