GE Healthcare launches new imaging tech and intelligent apps at Arab Health
Aims to deliver significant cost savings and enhanced productivity
GE Healthcare launched more than 30 new imaging intelligent applications and smart devices at Arab Health 2020. These are designed to drive efficiency in clinics and hospitals, aiming to double productivity and cost savings for systems by 2025.
For healthcare executives, the new offerings help save costs, improve technology utilisation, and increase patient volumes. Clinicians also will benefit from intuitive workflows, improved diagnostic confidence and less rework, allowing them to devote more time for patients.
“Now, more than ever, clinicians face tremendous pressure to deliver optimal patient care and clinical outcomes with fewer resources,” said Kieran Murphy, president and CEO of GE Healthcare. “By integrating data, intelligent software applications, and smart devices, we’re enabling clinicians to make faster, more informed decisions to give them time with what matters most: their patients.”
Healthcare inefficiencies lead to nearly $1 trillion of annual financial waste in the United States alone. Healthcare executives report costs and transparency as their number one concern and need new solutions to help solve these challenges. Recognising the opportunity to reduce waste and increase efficiency across the healthcare industry, GE Healthcare is presenting new intelligent applications and smart devices at Arab Health 2020 being held until January 30 at Dubai World Trade Centre.
Several of these new smart devices and intelligent applications were developed using Edison, GE Healthcare’s secure intelligence platform that helps both GE Healthcare developers and select strategic partners to design, develop, manage, secure and distribute advanced applications, services and artificial intelligence algorithms quickly. The solutions include:
- AIR Recon DL, an Edison application providing True Fidelity images, is a GE-first, deep- learning MRI reconstruction technology application designed to improve signal-to-noise and image sharpness and enable shorter scan times. This application was developed using a neural network trained on tens of thousands of images using GE’s Edison AI Platform.
- Critical Care Suite is a collection of AI algorithms embedded on a mobile X-ray device for triage. Built-in collaboration with clinical partners, using GE Healthcare’s Edison platform, the AI algorithms help reduce the turn-around time for radiologists to review a suspected pneumothorax, a type of collapsed lung. Additionally, Critical Care Suite’s quality AI algorithms help technologists reduce image quality errors and improve efficiency by simultaneously auto-rotating images as well as analysing and flagging protocol and field of view errors on-device. The Intelligent Auto Rotate AI alone can save highly-trained technologists at a medium to large size hospital more than 70,000 manual clicks – that amounts to nearly 20 hours, or three working days a year spent rotating chest images on portable X-ray machines.
- Edison Open AI Orchestrator is designed to orchestrate AI at scale for imaging workflows. The new Edison Open AI Orchestrator simplifies the implementation, deployment, support and scaling of multiple AI applications including from partners iCAD and MaxQ. Designed to seamlessly integrate clinical applications into the radiology PACS reading workflow, this offering reduces the complexity of multiple systems and algorithms working together that could lead to error and risk if implemented incorrectly.
- Revolution Maxima with AI-Based Auto Positioning is a reliable CT that maximises every step of the CT workflow, from referral to report. Enabled with AI-based Auto Positioning technology, Revolution Maxima uses real-time depth-sensing technology to generate a 3D model of a patient’s body to pinpoint the centre of the scan range and automatically align it to the isocenter of the bore. Altogether, it is designed to simplify, streamline and automate the entire CT experience for one-click, hands-free patient positioning.
Updates to GE Healthcare’s portfolio follow the launch of the Edison Developer Program which expands the Edison ecosystem to accelerate the adoption and impact of advanced applications and developer services across health systems. The Edison Developer Program helps healthcare providers gain easier access to market-ready algorithms and applications by directly integrating these technologies into existing workflows.