Strengthening precision care: Creating connections to help improve patient outcomes across multiple areas

The potential for technology in healthcare today is constantly growing – from artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled devices that can help clinicians cut MR scan times by up to 50 percent[i], to streamlining radiation therapy workflows, and reducing administrative burdens – almost every care area is being impacted. Healthcare providers are embracing these advanced solutions to help them identify the critical information they need to make decisions, all with the goal of improving patient care by enabling faster and more precise treatment plans.

However, pain points still remain when it comes to low technological interoperability across some healthcare systems, workforce burnout, fragmented care collaboration, and accessibility to care. While these challenges impact a wide variety of complex modalities like Theranostics, cardiology and neurology, a prime example lies in the roadblocks that exist in the radiation oncology space. Nearly two-thirds of all cancer patients receive radiation therapy (RT), a type of treatment that can either be given alone or in combination with surgery and/or chemotherapy. Yet, it can take weeks for a patient to go from a cancer diagnosis to treatment – a delay that can have significant impacts on patient outcomes when every second counts.

By utilizing solutions that can help access and streamline the information needed in the moment, the journey to personalized care can become faster and more efficient. GE HealthCare is at the forefront of addressing these challenges through its precision care strategy, which aims to make hospitals more efficient, clinicians more effective, therapies more precise, and patients healthier and happier.

Clinicians are looking for innovative and integrated devices and solutions that address the most pressing challenges of delivering care across multiple pathways as efficiently as possible. “That’s why GE HealthCare is committed to developing smart, AI-powered devices that cater to specific disease states, thereby enabling clinicians to deliver more personalized care,” notes Taha Kass-Hout, MD, MS, Chief Technology Officer of GE HealthCare.

Building on its commitment to connecting care, GE HealthCare announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire MIM Software, a leading global provider of medical imaging analysis and AI solutions. GE HealthCare expects to leverage MIM Software’s imaging analytics and digital workflow capabilities across various care areas to accelerate innovation and differentiate its solutions for the benefit of patients and healthcare systems around the world.

MIM Software’s portfolio of innovative imaging solutions provides a variety of beneficial features, including: the integration of diagnostic images from multiple modalities into treatment plans; automation to help reduce repetitive tasks and manual interventions; quantitation and advanced processing in diagnostic imaging and nuclear medicine to help determine therapy response; and a platform to assist with Theranostics imaging and dosimetry.

GE HealthCare expects to integrate MIM Software solutions into its  advanced visualization offerings to support the broad practice of precision care across various disease states and imaging practices, including Theranostics in oncology for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer, streamlined workflow solutions in radiation oncology to help simplify complex cancer treatment plans, beta amyloid imaging in neurology for Alzheimer’s patients, and myocardial perfusion to diagnose coronary artery disease (CAD).

“We are committed to providing comprehensive, connected devices and digital solutions that enable providers to improve patient care across multiple specialties,” says Peter Arduini, President & CEO of GE HealthCare. “We expect our efforts to bring these two complementary organizations and innovative product portfolios together to strengthen our capabilities as a leading provider of integrated imaging systems, analytics, and advanced digital workflows across several care areas and pathways – including Theranostics, radiation oncology, urology, neurology and cardiology. Now and in the future, we are working to transform patient care.”

“We are excited by the prospect of joining GE HealthCare and thrilled to share this exciting news,” adds Andrew Nelson, CEO of MIM Software. “Over the past two decades, we have worked to develop innovative vendor agnostic products and deliver quality services to earn the trust of our customers – this will not change. As a part of GE HealthCare, we anticipate developing new and increasingly integrated digital solutions to meet our customers’ most complex and pressing needs, today and into the future. Together, we will build upon our shared legacies of enhancing patient care.”


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[i] AIR Recon DL. GE HealthCare data on file.