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June 16, 2010

Healthcare Technology and News: GE Healthcare Launches Centricity Advance for Independent Clinicians

GE Healthcare recently exhibited the latest addition to the Centricity family of healthcare IT solutions, Centricity Advance. 
Centricity Advance is a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution intended for small, independent clinical practices. It provides a blend of EMR, practice management, patient portal solutions and offers an up to date technology that can be used and deployed easily.
The features of Centricity Advance are as follows:
  • Cost effective and up-front investment of time and resources;
  • Intuitive training;
  • Very less maintenance and support; and
  • Standard protocols for advanced linking with outside systems
Vishal Wanchoo, the president and CEO of GE Healthcare’s information technology business said, “Small physician practices are looking for an affordable solution to help them go digital quickly, minimizing or eliminating the disruptions of lengthy implementation and training times. When we deliver automation to their practices with solutions like Centricity Advance, we help them spend more time where it matters most – with patients, improving outcomes and enhancing the quality of care.”
By utilizing Centricity Advance, physician can rapidly boost up their practices. The software implementation and training can be done in less than four weeks. Clinicians can learn the initial use of many of its features with the help of a simple tutorial. The system’s intuitive design helps caregivers to have a greater control over the system. Clinicians can activate or deactivate features just by clicking a button.
Patient Self-Service Portal of Centricity Advance facilitates the patient to use their own protected password and log in from anywhere to make their own appointments, ask for prescription refills or access billing statements, lab results and private messages from their clinicians etc.
Centricity Advance improves the existing portfolio of GE by adding a “plug and play” SaaS EMR option which is the most recent addition to the Centricity product family. It is intended for users who require an EMR having the capability to grow alongside their future practice. It provides the clinical and financial tools that are demanded highly in the market. GE Healthcare gives utmost concentration on recognizing the information that is most vital to its customers and creating solutions that will deliver it when and where they need it most.

Carolyn John is a Contributor to HealthTechZone. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Erin Harrison

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