GE, ThoughtWire partner on efficiency-boosting systems for hospitals


GE Healthcare and Toronto-based ThoughtWire announced a 5-year partnership to help with digital tool implementation in hospitals and health systems. The two will work together to help simplify and enable real-time decision-making using apps.

“The goal of this collaboration is to help providers deliver seamless patient care,” said Jeff Terry, managing principal at GE Healthcare.

GE has typically worked on apps at the hospital and health system level and ThoughtWire has worked in the workflow space. The partnership aims to develop tech that helps both hospitals and patients by reducing emergency room wait times, lengths of stay in hospitals and the time it takes to get back lab or radiology results, in addition to improving access to complex care.

Michael Monteith, CEO of ThoughtWire, noted the emphasis on boosting the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare. "By combining our capabilities ThoughtWire and GE can unlock the full potential of people, data, and technology to improve the delivery of healthcare in today’s digital age,” Monteith said.

GE has been on a roll with partnerships and acquisitions in the digital health space lately, with its most recent being the acquisition of Biosafe Group. Biosafe is a supplier of integrated cell bioprocessing systems, and GE aims to develop a digitally enabled offering of tools, solutions and services for cell therapy. 

- here's the press release

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