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GE Furthers Investment in RIS with Latest Release

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 4:46am
General Electric

GE Furthers Investment in RIS with Latest Release

WASHINGTON, DC – June 1, 2011 – At today’s meeting of the Centricity Radiology Information System Society (CRISS) in Washington, DC, GE announced its plans to release a significant update to-- and investment in—its Centricity* RIS-IC platform. Centricity RIS-IC 10.7, to be rolled out in three stages this year, adds a series of improvements that can help customers better manage their radiology operations and enhance clinical workflow.

GE Healthcare has built on the RIS-IC platform and is delivering new, improved functionality to drive radiology productivity and compliance. With improvements in core RIS functionality, support of ICD-10 coding, computer automated coding interface and a fresh technology stack, providers can partner with a leading healthcare IT company that’s committed to radiology workflow improvement and information access.

“GE’s commitment to this space is remarkable,” said Owen Byrnes, IS Manager-Imaging at BayCare Health System (Clearwater, Fla.) and immediate past-chair of CRISS. “Just seeing the company’s involvement, support of our SIIM-affiliated user group and continued investment in the Centricity RIS-IC product is admirable. Today’s announcement only serves to strengthen that.”

“Many of the world's finest healthcare institutions use Centricity RIS-IC,” said Don Woodlock, Vice President and General Manager of GE Healthcare IT. “These significantly improved capabilities will allow our customers to take productivity and quality to the next level.”

The first stage of 10.7 is available immediately. Second and third stages will be released later this year.

*registered trademark of General Electric Company.

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.

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