GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies that are shaping a new age of patient care. Our 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 broad range of products and services enable healthcare providers to better diagnose and treat cancer, heart disease, neurological diseases, and other conditions earlier. Our vision for the future is to enable a new "early health" model of care focused on earlier diagnosis, pre-symptomatic disease detection and disease prevention. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is an $18 billion unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employs more than 43,000 people committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries.
Highlights of the Use of the HL7 Standard
From the Edison screw base for light bulbs (standardized in 1903) to the HL7 Clinical Document Architecture, GE has played a major role in developing and promoting standards. GE believes that standards are a key element in reducing cost and improving quality and access in healthcare.
GE Healthcare is proud of its leadership in HL7 and other healthcare interoperability standards efforts, including DICOM, IEEE Standards Association, AAMI, Continua Alliance, and IHE. We build HL7 and other standard interfaces into all relevant products, and support our customers' standards-based integration projects through our performance solutions services. We also work with policy leaders around the world to ensure the specification of HL7 and other standards as fundamental elements of healthcare systems.