GE Healthcare has announced the launch of Centricity 360, a GE PREDICTIVITY solution that streamlines clinical collaboration among unaffiliated caregivers and patients to help reduce duplicate testing, avoid unnecessary patient transfers and lower diagnostic imaging distribution costs.
Centricity 360 is a professional online collaboration tool for clinicians. Through a suite of on-demand medical imaging applications, distributed care teams can collaborate on patient cases in near real time. The solution is available now for select pilot customers in the United States.
Because the applications and the collaboration tools are available through an enterprise-grade cloud services platform, there is no upfront investment required from clinical users, patients or integrated delivery networks.
“In our digitally wired world, a 12-year-old can share images and information instantaneously, but your doctor lacks the tools to do the same,” said Jan De Witte, president and CEO, GE Healthcare IT and Performance Solutions.
“With Centricity 360, your doctor can liberate the information he or she needs to exchange patient data and images with your care team, who in turn can make fast care decisions, regardless of location,” De Witte added.
Through a suite of on-demand medical imaging applications, distributed care teams can collaborate on patient cases in near-real time, GE said. Because the applications and the collaboration tools are available through an enterprise-grade cloud services platform, there is no upfront investment required from clinical users, patients or integrated delivery networks.
Studies suggest that clinician access to prior images can reduce repeat imaging within 24 hours by 17 percent, lowering costs. If a one percent improvement in productivity were achieved, it would drive significant cost savings.
Centricity 360 gives caregivers easy tools to exchange images and join private communities where they can engage in ongoing diagnosis and treatment discussions. Capable of running on any elastic cloud infrastructure, Centricity 360 is the first solution of its kind, supplying IT managers with virtually limitless storage and computing resources to process data.
For radiology departments using Centricity PACS-IW with Universal Viewer, sharing a patient’s case takes just one click from the PACS user interface. For radiology departments who use PACS from other vendors, Centricity 360 complements their current workflows with cloud-based image archiving and sharing services.
Centricity 360 addresses the total cost of ownership challenges posed by traditional on-premise IT systems. It enables fast access to the latest technology, removes the burden of IT management, and allows customers to pay for what they use with no capital investment.
Furthermore, GE Healthcare provides flexible deployment options. Customers can choose to use “do it yourself” steps to get started or request tailored implementation services that leverage GE Healthcare’s deep clinical, regulatory and services expertise.