At HIMSS22, GE Healthcare has announced its intention to introduce the Edison Digital Health Platform, a vendor-agnostic hosting and data aggregation platform with an integrated artificial intelligence engine.
The platform is being developed to enable hospitals and health systems to effectively deploy the clinical, workflow, analytics and AI tools that would support the improvement of care delivery, the promotion of high-efficiency operations and the increase of revenue growth, while also supporting reduction in the IT burden that typically comes with installing and integrating apps across the enterprise, the company said.
Data transformation services
The Edison Digital Health Platform is designed to accelerate app integration by connecting devices and 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, and to enable the training and deployment of AI models using the aggregated data.
Through open and published interfaces, healthcare providers and 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 and deploy its own apps, such as Command Center “tiles,” onto the Edison Digital Health Platform.
“Edison Digital Health Platform is being designed to enable health systems to have a single platform on which to host and integrate apps into clinical workflows,” said Amit Phadnis, chief digital officer at GE Healthcare. “With easy access to the workflow, analytics and 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 and preferred apps safely and 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 and GE Healthcare Strategic Alliance member, will collaborate with customers on seamless implementations and appropriate integrations, the company added.
GE Healthcare, the $17.7 billion healthcare business of GE, did not give a time frame for the release of the new digital health platform.
GE Healthcare is at HIMSS22 in Booth 1541.
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