GE Healthcare, Real Time Medical form alliance
June 4, 2014
PITTSBURGH, Pa. and TORONTO – GE Healthcare has announced a strategic partnership with Real Time Medical, a developer of workflow management software solutions. The agreement will allow GE Healthcare to offer a streamlined workflow that seamlessly connects pathologists and other clinicians, facilitating collaboration to help enhance accuracy and speed of diagnosis.
Empowering pathologists with information technology to remove manual processes and delays, GE Healthcare now offers Omnyx IDP, a scanner and software solution to allow pathologists to digitally view and share slide images with colleagues across locations.
The addition of Real Time Medical’s DiaShare workflow management platform will further speed up the process, connecting pathologists in real time by creating a workflow, which automatically alerts colleagues to new cases to review, tracks progress and allows pathologists to report results.
By offering Omnyx IDP and DiaShare as a combined solution, GE Healthcare is now advancing its digital pathology capabilities by connecting networks and delivering smooth sub-specialty workflows in anatomic pathology. Pathologists can now share image data and collaborate with peers in near real-time to improve decision making and facilitate learning.
Ian Maynard (pictured), CEO and Co-Founder of Real Time Medical, said: “Our DiaShare workflow management platform is a multi-disciplinary digital imaging solution that was designed to drive operational efficiencies, enhance productivity, and improve quality of care. We are excited by the opportunity to help transform ways of working for pathologists and to be working with GE Healthcare and Omnyx as strategic partners.”
Omnyx CEO Mamar Gelaye said: “There has been huge investment in information technology in most areas of the hospital to improve clinical outcomes and productivity, but little has been done to empower the pathologist. For a long time, pathologists have been disconnected – from each other and from other clinicians and patient data.
“This solution empowers decision making for pathologists, enabling them to collaborate more easily and quickly with their colleagues. Today, Omnyx helps pathologists be better connected – they still have to alert colleagues manually to cases to review in the system. Now, by combining our Omnyx solution with Real Time Medical’s DiaShare platform, we are able to go one step further. Our combined solutions address important needs to further streamline the pathology workflow which will improve access to subspecialty expertise within a single, intuitive workflow.”
Omnyx IDP solutions are offered for primary diagnostic use in Europe and Canada, and for limited clinical use as well as research use in the United States. Omnyx is a trademark of Omnyx, LLC.
About GE Healthcare
GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services to meet the demand for increased access, enhanced quality and more affordable healthcare around the world. GE works on things that matter – great people and technologies taking on tough challenges. From medical imaging, software & IT, patient monitoring and diagnostics to drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies and performance improvement solutions, GE Healthcare helps medical professionals deliver great healthcare to their patients.
Omnyx, LLC is a joint venture of GE Healthcare and UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) with locations in Pittsburgh, PA and Piscataway, NJ. The company has developed the Omnyx IDP solution allowing pathology departments worldwide to move to an all-digital workflow. Their products include image acquisition devices, workflow software, and transformation consulting. Close collaboration with pathologists at UPMC and other institutions along with their relationship with GE Healthcare allows Omnyx to focus its innovation on the needs of anatomic pathologists worldwide. Omnyx products are for in vitro diagnostic use for specific clinical applications, and are intended for research use only on other applications. For more information, go to omnyx.com.
About Real Time Medical
Real Time Medical is a diagnostic imaging workflow innovation company. It develops vendor-neutral, context-aware workflow management software solutions. These solutions organize the reporting services in complex diagnostic imaging organizations more efficiently and productively. Real Time Medical’s platform, DiaShare™, improves the quality and accuracy of service delivery to patients. Real Time Medical also operates the only nationwide, round-the-clock radiology service in Canada, using its own context-aware workflow management software. For more information, visit http://www.realtimemedical.com.
A world-renowned health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of accountable, cost-effective, patient-centered care. It provides more than $887 million a year in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates more than 62,000 employees, 21 hospitals, 400 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, a nearly 2.3-million-member health insurance division, and international and commercial operations. Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC ranks No. 10 in the prestigious U.S. News & World Report annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals – and No. 1 in Pennsylvania. For more information, go to UPMC.com.