TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GE Healthcare Partners, the global management consulting arm of GE Healthcare, and ThoughtWire, a Toronto-based software company, today announced a five-year collaboration agreement to help hospitals and health systems implement new digital tools to improve productivity, quality of care and the overall patient experience.
“The goal of this collaboration is to help providers deliver seamless patient care,” said Jeff Terry, Managing Principal, GE Healthcare Partners. "Together, GE and ThoughtWire will help hospitals and health systems better manage patient pathways using new real-time decision-support software."
GE and ThoughtWire, both experts in building apps for smarter healthcare, are collaborating together to simplify and enable real-time decision making. GE Healthcare Partners’ focus has been at the hospital and health-system level, while ThoughtWire has focused at the workflow level. Combining their capabilities, GE and ThoughtWire have the potential to make a meaningful, large-scale impact for hospitals and patients by reducing patient waiting in the emergency department, reducing length-of-stay in the hospital, improving access to complex care and reducing turn-around-times for patient lab and radiology results among other targeted goals.
"Achieving more efficient and effective healthcare is a massive challenge. Collaboration is key," said Michael Monteith, ThoughtWire CEO. "By combining our capabilities ThoughtWire and GE can unlock the full potential of people, data, and technology to improve the delivery of healthcare in today’s digital age.”
This collaboration is further evidence of GE’s strong commitment to digital health and Canada,” said Heather Chalmers, General Manager for GE Healthcare Canada.
Since 2009, ThoughtWire has been making the world we live and work in smarter and more connected. Through its Ambiant software, ThoughtWire offers a leading machine-intelligence platform for the Industrial Internet of Things and the enterprise.
Ambiant employs situational awareness to drive intelligent automation and real-time communications between people, systems and devices. We are connecting and orchestrating the Industrial Internet of Things to make people’s lives better. http://www.thoughtwire.com
About GE Healthcare Partners
Partners is General Electric’s healthcare management consultancy. Partners helps providers imagine and achieve their strategic objectives. Practice areas include strategy, culture change, care management, clinical transformation and advanced analytics. Core markets are Canada, US, UK, KSA and France. Partners is dedicated to improving healthcare for the benefit of patients and the providers who serve them. http://www.gehealthcare.com.