Image sharing is always a hassle with PACS servers so as I read this press release, the cloud services appear to have a DICOM reader embedded from GE Centricity 360 for those who imageare accessing the data who are not GE Clients.  Those of course who are using the GE Centricity system would have the interface of course via the entire medical records system program.  It uses a web portal.

From the website:

“Centricity 360™, a GE Predictivity™ solution helps Hospital Administrators streamline clinical collaboration with unaffiliated clinicians and patients to help reduce duplicate imaging, avoid unnecessary patient transfers, lower CD distribution costs and enhance referral relationships – all with no capital investment.

It liberates affiliated and non-affiliated physicians from silos of care by fostering a clinical community where they can quickly confer on patient cases, simultaneously access patients’ images and reports and collaborate on diagnosis and treatment plans.

GE’s Centricity 360 leverages an enterprise-grade and secure cloud platform that delivers a suite of imaging applications to make data exchange, clinical analysis, and results communication easy for physicians in their care settings. GE’s Centricity 360 offers a flexible business model that allows organizations to pay for imaging services based on their consumption.

In other GE Healthcare news, they also announced a new Ultra-Fast CT Scanner that freezes the heart’s motion in one heartbeat.  This week the annual Radiological Society of North America is happening so there might be additional radiology technologies and systems announced.  You can read more about the Revolution  CT Scanner here.  The 510(k) is still FDA pending.  BD 

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leveraging the Industrial Internet to better impact patient outcomes, GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), announced today at the 2013 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, the launch of Centricity 360*, a GE PREDICTIVITY™ solution. Centricity 360image streamlines clinical collaboration among unaffiliated caregivers and patients to help reduce duplicate testing, avoid unnecessary patient transfers and lower diagnostic imaging distribution costs.

GE Healthcare is an experienced global provider of cloud services, managing over 30 billion images and 130 million patient cases worldwide. The company is also the leading vendor of vendor neutral archiving by volume of studies, according to a report by industry analyst IHS entitled “Medical Enterprise Data Storage – World – 2013,”* storing over 165 million studies or about 45 percent of all study volume in 2012 globally.

Centricity 360 gives caregivers easy tools to exchange images and join private communities where they can engage in ongoing diagnosis and treatment discussions. Capable of running on any elastic cloud infrastructure, Centricity 360 is the first solution of its kind, supplying IT managers with virtually limitless storage and computing resources to process data.

For radiology departments using Centricity PACS-IW with Universal Viewer, sharing a patient’s case takes just one click from the PACS user interface. For radiology departments who use PACS from other vendors, Centricity 360 complements their current workflows with cloud-based image archiving and sharing services.


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