GE Healthcare and Trice Imaging, Inc., a cloud-based medical imaging solutions provider, announced a commercial partnership to provide a new way for clinicians to connect with their colleagues and patients. This solution—called Tricefy—adds cloud-based image sharing, diagnostic collaboration, remote reviewing, archiving and Electronic Health Record (EHR) integration to GE Healthcare’s Ultrasound Women’s Health product portfolio. The system, available today in certain countries and regions, enables collaboration among physicians through one-click ultrasound sharing and secure archiving.1
“With clinicians and patients increasingly demanding seamless access to medical imaging, we’re committed to providing simple solutions that are not only clinically intuitive, but also make the care process more fluent,” commented Roland Rott, general manager of Women’s Health Ultrasound for GE Healthcare. “The Tricefy solution does just that, as it meets a growing need by clinicians to collaborate with remote colleagues and share examination results with patients.”
Tricefy seamlessly integrates with GE Healthcare’s Women’s Health ultrasound offerings—including today the Voluson E series product line and ViewPoint 6 reporting software—and will ultimately align with GE Health Cloud. Tricefy improves the clinical and patient experience in several ways:
- Clinicians can now access images and reports from anywhere, and remotely collaborate with other physicians via cost-efficient, secured storage
- Hospitals can see economic benefits as well, given that Tricefy integrates into existing PACS Systems, saving on implementation costs. In addition, the solution eliminates the need for DVDs or thumb drives
- Receiving their baby’s first images is among the most exciting moments for expectant parents. With Tricefy, patients will receive high quality images, videos and reports easily and directly on their phones/emails during the course of a routine ultrasound exam
“Tricefy is an invaluable tool for me, for my colleagues, and for patients,” added Dr. Greggory DeVore, specialist in maternal fetal medicine in Pasadena, CA. “Within moments, I can consult with a referral source or send the images to remote pediatric colleagues and cardiologists prior to meeting with the patient when it comes to congenital heart defects or other similar issues. Tricefy is a powerful research tool when collaborating with other institutions in which DICOM images and clips are exchanged for evaluation. I can also provide images via mobile phone or tablet to my patients almost instantaneously.”
“We are honored that GE Healthcare has chosen Trice as its partner to further accelerate the company’s cloud-enabled healthcare initiative,” said Asa Nordgren, CEO and co-founder of Trice Imaging. “The integration of Tricefy on GE Healthcare’s exceptional devices, as well as their global presence and renowned sales force, will further support and accelerate our commitment to delivering state-of-the-art service to healthcare providers and their patients around the world. Together with GE Healthcare, we look forward to exploring innovative ways to connect medical devices to the cloud and providing access to medical image data anytime, anywhere.”
GE Healthcare and Trice Imaging will debut Tricefy at the 2016 International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) World Congress in Rome, Italy.
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Trice Imaging, Inc. is mobilizing medical images with their cloud-based system Tricefy, making it possible to send scans from any imaging modality to a mobile device. Physicians can access images and reports from anywhere and remotely collaborate with other physicians, while obtaining cost-efficient, secured, backed-up storage. Patients can immediately receive high-quality images that they can print, store, publish, share with family and friends, or send to doctors for a second opinion.
Trice Imaging’s patented technology was awarded “Best Mobile Innovation for Health” at the 20th Global Mobile Awards and is currently improving medical imaging systems and diagnostic software in 15 geographic markets. The privately held company is headquartered in San Diego, CA, with offices in Stockholm, Sweden, and Munich, Germany. For more information: http://www.triceimaging.com.
1 Tricefy is only available in the U.S., Canada, Columbia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Germany, Great Britain, Spain, Poland, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Saudi Arabia, UAE, India, Morocco, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea.
(Source: Business Wire)