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Big MOVE at GE Healthcare

July 18, 2008
by vciotti
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John Dineen has been appointed president and chief executive officer of GE Healthcare. Dineen, 45, has been with General Electric Co. for 22 years and, since 2005, worked as president and CEO of GE Transportation.

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Anthony,

GE has a huge challenge trying to TRULY integrate the many disparate products they have acquired (e.g.: BDM's RX, DeRoyal's OR, LOgicioan, etc.) with the many products UDX had built/acquired (PHAMIS' LastWord, HPA, BAR, DEC-RAd, etc.). I would not expect any major changes soon, as interfacing such an array of diverse platforms is a daunting task, and true integration may take years of complex re-writes. Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City has been enlisted to help with the process...

Vince


should our readers read anything into this, or do you not expect much of a change?

For GE, healthcare is a huge portfolio.. At about $15B+ its nothing to laugh at.. Its major competitor Siemens, about the same size (hard to tell who is larger in revenue) has a very dynamic president and CEO (Ajit Singh) as well. I would look at it as a strategic move rather than just a movement.. then again GE likes its divisional CEOs to be young.. full of energy to change the world..

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