GE HealthCare is focused on providing hospitals with new technologies and innovations to help them deliver a world that has no healthcare limits. As John Insko, Chief Commercial Officer for GE HealthCare’s Solutions for Enterprise Imaging (SEI) business, explains, its work with the Ontario Clinical Imaging Network (OCINet) is no exception.
“We've worked with OCINet for over 15 years and have had the opportunity to grow together – building experiences and thought leadership,” Insko comments.
“OCINet is a tremendously important customer to us,” adds Mike Hamilton, President of GE HealthCare in Canada. “We've had a longstanding relationship with them in the area of digital imaging repositories (DIRs), and we're excited to continue to be part of this DIR evolution in Ontario.”
The collaboration between GE HealthCare and OCINet started in 2005 with the building of the DIRs, and today, the repositories hold 185 million exams. With sights now turning towards consolidating these repositories, the long-standing relationship between these two organisations has enabled a healthcare transformation.
“One thing that's really special between GE HealthCare and OCINet is the fact that we've had extraordinary continuity of resources on our teams on both sides,” Hamilton explains. “When you've worked so closely with a collaborative partner like OCINet, there's an incredible level of expertise, mutual trust and openness to solve problems and create solutions as one team.”
GE HealthCare will continue to support OCINet’s strategic goals, particularly around connected, convenient, patient-centred care. As Insko concludes, GE HealthCare will help OCINet continue to evolve and incorporate other specialties into the DIRs, exploring cloud and AI-enabled technologies.
“As to the future, we're excited about our ability to continue to evolve this and continue to utilise these learnings and technologies.”
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