GE Healthcare launches new technologies at Arab Health

VP and CTO of GE Healthcare believes health industry future will see more software and analytics

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GE Healthcare launches new technologies at Arab Health Debatin: "Physicians will need IT support to make the best decisions. It will never be machine only and we don't want to lose the human interface."
By  Helen Gaskell Published  January 27, 2015

GE Healthcare has marked the first global installation of its ultra-fast computed tomography (CT) scanners across Ministry of Health (MoH) hospitals in the UAE.

Launched at the 40th Arab Health Exhibition and Congress in Dubai this week, under the theme of ‘Advancing Healthcare Together', the new Revolution EVO CT will allow clinicians to perform more exams in less time, while providing high quality images and less dose to the patient.

His Excellency Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health, said: "Advancing social development with a focus on healthcare is one of the strategic approaches of the UAE Government. At the Ministry of Health, we are committed to introduce the world's best and most advanced technologies to our hospitals to raise them to truly international standards. One of the key pillars of our Strategic Vision is to enhance the preventive health system, which places the highest importance on diagnostic technologies."

He added: "The introduction of the advanced technologies at our hospitals will contribute to greater efficiency in patient care and also contribute to the better health of the people. By assuring excellent service standards through deploying the latest technologies, we are bringing transformational change to our healthcare system. Through our partnership with GE Healthcare we are drawing on the company's competencies in advanced medical technologies for our hospitals."

The new technologies launched at Arab Health include the new Voluson E10 ultrasound, SIGNA Pioneer MRI scanner, and the CARESCAPE R860 ventilator.

Vice president and chief technology officer, Jorg Debatin, GE Healthcare spoke to ITP.net about the future of technology within healthcare, he said: "We need to invest in IT and IT structures to connect the different data acquisition cameras and beyond that build an analytics tool set to make sure that the patient gets the most quality and value of everything that is available.

"Physicians will need IT support to make the best decisions. It will never be machine only and we don't want to lose the human interface.

We're beginning to do some of the analytic work as that is really where we will create more value and I'm sure if we return to the show five years from now we will see a difference, we will see less hardware, a lot more software and a lot more IT solutions."

The new equipment will be installed at hospitals in Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Sharjah, Khor Fakkan, Umm Al Quwain, Kalba, Ajman, Al Dhaid and Dubai.

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