Military Health System

FEDERAL HEALTH SOLUTIONS

Dedicated Team Delivers Patient-Centered Solutions

A mobile patient-centered care experience is critical to deliver health care anytime, anywhere in support of the full range of military operations across both CONUS and OCONUS locations. The tools you need to diagnose must provide exceptional diagnostic and interventional performance in a wide range of conditions. Our equipment and solutions are deployed daily in challenging remote locations: from handheld ultrasound to mobile MRI.

 

As you focus on the integration of readiness and health, we can help you deliver on your Quadruple Aim: increased readiness, better health, better care, and lower cost.

Your GE Healthcare team is ready to mobilize people and resources to overcome challenges for an emergency.

  • Challenge

    After Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, communications were down and remained challenging two weeks later when the USNS Comfort hospital ship entered Puerto Rican water to help with relief efforts. GE Healthcare teams on the island and the mainland stepped up to help make imaging system repairs on the ship. With no communication link between the ship and the island, service had to be coordinated with teams on the U.S. mainland, led by Ryan Culhane, Government Program Manager for Service Operations. Shipboard personnel sent requests to Ryan, who relayed them to Pedro Purcell Soler, Area Service Manager in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, who by that time had managed to get an internet connection in his home.

     

    Solution

    Field Engineers procured parts for the CT and X-ray repairs and arranged to have them shipped to the port in Norfolk, VA, to be helicoptered to the USNS Comfort. “They really came through, doing whatever it took to get the parts to support Pedro’s team,” said Virginia Beach Director of Service Dave Barton. Two more Field Engineers flew in on a Navy helicopter out of San Juan to perform a software reload and repair a radiography system. With no return flights home they spent a night on shipboard. Once the ship was in port at San Juan, another Field Engineer made a third visit to service anesthesia machines. “We all understood the urgency. It was a great team effort that once more shows the quality of the GE Healthcare service organization” said Pedro Purcell Soler.

  • Breast Health for Active Duty Military and Veterans

    Breast health is an important part of cancer prevention and treatment for all women. The Military Health System and VA medical facilities are there for them as Servicewomen and Women Veterans, and just women.

     

    Risk factors include dense breast tissue, microcalcifications, BRCA mutations, obesity and family history. Meeting the breast health needs of every woman as well as those with these special considerations can be challenging.
    Our Breast Health solutions can help.

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  • X-ray for Active Duty Military and Veterans

    The complexity of injuries that can arise from combat situations is challenging.  Standard radiography is often the first diagnostic test for most chest, orthopedic and trauma patients. Complex cases are often referred for additional medical imaging which may result in scheduling delays, in higher radiation exposure and a delay in diagnosis and treatment that could also mean more anxiety, inconvenience and discomfort for the patient.

     

    Help uncover information within conventional 2D radiographic imaging with our Advanced Clinical Applications.

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  • Cardiac Care for Active Duty Military and Veterans

    Cardiovascular disease is the number-one killer of Americans, and the leading cause of hospitalization in the VA health care system.1 Those who have served face distinct health challenges, including higher rates of coronary heart disease and heart attack than their civilian peers.2

     

    Saving time and streamlining care means getting a clear, high-quality electrocardiogram (ECG) the first time. A comprehensive suite of proven advanced clinical capabilities from GE Healthcare provides the decision support needed to make faster, more confident assessments of cardiac risk.

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  • OB & GYN Care for Active Duty Military and Veterans

    Women serve in every branch of the military, and are a growing number of the total Veteran population. The Military Health System and VA medical facilities across the country and abroad provide care for these Servicewomen and Women Veterans in all medical care areas, including obstetric and gynecologic health.

     

    GE Healthcare’s Voluson™ family of ultrasound systems can help provide outstanding care and diagnostic confidence in OB and GYN for all women while providing efficiency and workflow enhancements to keep processes and departments running smoothly.

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  • Urology Care for Active Duty Military and Veterans

    Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among veterans.3  It can be challenging to get ultrasound images of sufficient quality to visualize lesions in prostate, bladder and kidneys, and to determine which ones are the likeliest candidates for biopsy.

     

    LOGIQ™ Ultrasound systems provide high-quality images, workflow efficiencies, and specialized tools to enable confident and efficient prostate and urology exams.

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  • MR for Active Duty Military and Veterans

    Veteran patients are not only looking for an accurate diagnosis from their physician, but for a positive diagnostic imaging experience as well. We understand that PTSD triggers, like loud noises and confined spaces, can cause anxiety and flashbacks.

     

    GE Healthcare imaging systems are designed specifically with the patient in mind, enabling patients to feel relaxed during their exams. Our goal is to elevate the patient experience helping to improve patient comfort while simultaneously enabling technologists to obtain clear and detailed images quickly.

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  • Service Solutions for the Federal Health Sector

    Our CONUS and OCONUS service teams understand the unique needs of the Federal Health Sector, providing service solutions that go beyond “break-fix”, to help drive quality, productivity and cost savings.

     

    Our experienced teams can help optimize system performance with asset management and service expertise, help improve your uptime goals and reduce budgets with easy parts ordering on Service Shop, training material, or back-up labor, based on what you need.

     
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1. http://www.research.va.gov/topics/cardio.cfm

2. America’s Health Rankings of Those Who Have Served Report, 2016, United Health Foundation, Minnetonka, MN.

3. https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2837