GE Healthcare partners with Intel, speeding up its medical ambitions

By Catherine Sturman
GE Healthcare’s longstanding collaboration with Intel is set to be strengthened through its ambitions to enhance patient care and reduce costs for hos...

GE Healthcare’s longstanding collaboration with Intel is set to be strengthened through its ambitions to enhance patient care and reduce costs for hospitals through the use of digital imaging solutions, delivered via edge and cloud.

Becoming a leading provider of medical imaging equipment, with over 50,000 employees across 100 countries, GE Healthcare will harness enhanced data and analytics to further its aims to provide greater efficiencies and reduced waiting times within diagnosis and ongoing treatment.

The collaboration will see Intel support the company’s ambitions and provide faster image processing through implementing Intel’s Xeon Scalable platform. The technology will see the total cost of ownership for imaging devices reduced by up to 25%, further supporting radiologists going forward.

“Radiologist workdays can be enhanced by use of real-time data analytics and increased performance,” explained Jonathan Ballon, Vice President Internet of Things Group at Intel.

“The combination of innovative imaging solutions from GE Healthcare with the breakthrough speed of Intel processors promises great advances in imaging that could make a real difference in patient care.”

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Both companies are also investing in a new, first-of-its-kind digital development lab in downtown Chicago, named the Joint Performance Acceleration Lab (JPAL). Dedicated to the development, testing and validation of new innovations, it will further support and enable the highest possible radiology productivity at the lowest total cost of ownership for healthcare providers and clinicians by improving the performance of their imaging fleets.

Additionally, as part of the expanded partnership, both companies will utilise a workload-optimised Wind River Titanium Control software virtualisation platform. This will enable hospitals and health systems to therefore deploy more secure, edge solutions that improve agility and reduce operating costs in healthcare environments that require real-time performance and continuous service availability.

“The combination of powerful Intel processing at the edge with Wind River’s virtualization technology allows GE Healthcare to deliver a high availability end-to-end secure healthcare solution that is game changing for the industry,” said Jim Douglas, President, Wind River.

“Through this collaboration, healthcare applications can achieve the uptime, security and low latency that is required for critical services installed at the healthcare edge.”

The collaboration builds on GE Healthcare’s recent partnership with Nvidia, where it is set to update its 500,000 medical imaging devices

 

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