GE Healthcare to launch comprehensive digital health platform
At HIMSS22, GE Healthcare has announced its intention to introduce Edison Digital Health Platform, a vendor-agnostic hosting data aggregation platform with an integrated artificial intelligence engine.
The platform is being developed to enable hospitals health systems to effectively deploy the clinical, workflow, analytics AI tools that would support the improvement of care delivery, the promotion of high-efficiency operations the increase of revenue growth, while also supporting reduction in the IT burden that typically comes with installing integrating apps across the enterprise, the company said.
Data transformation services
Edison Digital Health Platform is designed to accelerate app integration by connecting devices other data sources into an aggregated clinical data layer. A collection of data transformation services is expected to be available on the platform to support data analytic applications, to enable the training deployment of AI models using the aggregated data.
Through open published interfaces, healthcare providers third-party developers are expected to be able to seamlessly deploy their applications, with the platform supporting integration of the apps into existing workflows.
In addition, GE Healthcare intends to integrate deploy its own apps such as CommCenter “tiles” onto Edison Digital Health Platform.
“Edison Digital Health Platform is being designed to enable health systems to have a single platform on which to host integrate apps into clinical workflows,” said Amit Phadnis, chief digital officer at GE Healthcare. “With easy access to the workflow, analytics clinical apps specific to care across the care continuum, clinicians will have actionable insights at their fingertips to help better serve their patients.”
One-time connection to multiple databases
With Edison Digital Health Platform, IT departments are intended to benefit from a one-time connection to multiple databases, such as the EHR, during the first integration, after which subsequent apps are expected to connect with less effort.
With a vendor-agnostic platform, providers would be able to select best-in-class preferred apps safely securely, without the typical requirement of multiple individual integrations or being locked into a single vendor, the company said.
In addition, the platform is being designed to scale across cloud, server, data center or on-device deployment. Leidos, a preferred systems integrator GE Healthcare Strategic Alliance member, will collaborate with customers on seamless implementations appropriate integrations, the company added.
GE Healthcare, the $17.7 billion healthcare business of GE, did not give a timeframe for the release of the new digital health platform.
GE Healthcare is at HIMSS22 in Booth 1541.