May 28, 2012 (Toronto, ON) – GE Healthcare Canada, the first in its class to complete the Infoway certification process, continues to demonstrate leadership with the announcement of Infoway certification for a second diagnostic imaging product, the Centricity™ Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS).
"I congratulate GE Healthcare Canada for the successful certification of its PACS system, which dovetails with its Infoway-certified DI-r Diagnostic Imaging System,” said Richard Alvarez, President and CEO, Canada Health Infoway (Infoway). "Digital diagnostic imaging has already played a role in generating significant improvements in access and efficiency, with further gains possible as interoperability increases and implementations mature.”
“Receiving a second Canada Health Infoway certification, this time for our high performance Centricity™ PACS solution platform, represents our commitment to our customers, so they can better connect and collaborate to provide better patient care across the country as well as be assured that their PACS system investment is meeting Infoway’s high standards for interoperability, privacy and security,” said Mike Clarke, General Manager of GE Healthcare IT, Canada.
Centricity™ PACS offers a scalable imaging platform designed to optimize radiologist productivity, enhance clinical value and interoperate with existing electronic medical record systems.
Infoway Certification Services provides a national process to certify health information solutions that meet privacy, security, and interoperability criteria. It offers
pre-implementation certification for the following technology classes:
- Consumer Health Application
- Consumer Health Platform
- Diagnostic Imaging
- Drug Information System
- Electronic Medical Record
- Immunization Registry
- Client Registry
- Provider Registry
- Ambulatory Electronic Medical Record
About GE Healthcare Canada
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.
About Canada Health Infoway
Canada Health Infoway is an independent, not-for-profit organization funded by the federal government. Infoway jointly invests with every province and territory to accelerate the development and adoption of information and communications technology projects in Canada. Fully respecting patient confidentiality, these secure systems will provide clinicians and patients with the information they need to better support safe care decisions and manage their own health. Accessing this vital information quickly will help foster a more modern and sustainable health care system for all Canadians.
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