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GE Medical Systems has teamed with EMC to deliver integrated healthcare solutions to the Middle East. The medical imaging outfit will offer the full range of EMC’s networked storage systems.

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By  Justin Etheridge Published  April 9, 2003

GE Medical Systems Information Technologies (GEMS IT) has teamed with EMC to pitch its range of networked storage systems and software to healthcare professionals in the Middle East. The resulting healthcare solutions integrate technologies from both companies.

Under a global reseller agreement, EMC becomes the primary provider of automated networked storage systems for GEMS IT. More specifically, General Electric will offer EMC’s Symmetrix, CLARiiON and Celerra systems in addition to software as part of an enterprise image management solution.

GE Medical Systems Information Technologies will provide workflow solutions for various care areas, with a common infrastructure for data storage and image distribution.

“Our relationship with EMC is groundbreaking as it allows new, innovative information solutions to change the healthcare industry,” said Wael Khalil, sales manager, Information Systems, GEMS IT Middle East.

“Healthcare providers will be able to better manage, share and protect their rapidly growing digital image archives, ultimately translating into improved patient care,” he added.

General Electric will also bundle its Centricity Enterprise Archive with EMC’s Centera storage systems. GE’s archive technology is designed to store massive volumes of patient images from various care areas across a healthcare enterprise, regardless of the systems used to capture the data.

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