GE Healthcare Centricity 360 Offers Online Collaboration Tools
Centricity 360 is a professional online collaboration tool for clinicians that provides a suite of on-demand medical imaging applications.GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company, announced the launch of Centricity 360, a platform designed to streamline 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 that provides a suite of on-demand medical imaging applications, which allow distributed care teams to collaborate on patient cases in near-real time. The applications and the collaboration tools are available through an enterprise-grade cloud services platform, and Centricity 360 gives caregivers tools to exchange images and join private communities where they can engage in ongoing diagnosis and treatment discussions. "Connecting efficiently with our referral network and giving our clinicians easy access to data without having to send a CD is essential to achieving the best outcomes for patients," Dave Roach, vice president of IT and chief information officer for Kadlec Health System in Washington State, a Centricity 360 collaboration partner, said in a statement. "We are excited to work with GE Healthcare to make significant advances in enhancing patient care."
The platform, which is currently available for select pilot customers in the United States, aims to address the total cost of ownership challenges posed by traditional on-premise IT systems.