GE Donates Web-based EMR to UT Program | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

GE Donates Web-based EMR to UT Program

August 27, 2010
by root
| Reprints

Barrington, Ill.–based GE Healthcare announced it will be donating its latest platform to the University of Texas at Austin for educational use. The University’s Health Information Technology Summer Certificate Program just graduated its first class of 54 students at the end of July. These students used GE Centricity Advance software in the University’s newly created Health Information Technology Learning Laboratory in the Clinical Education Center University Medical Center Brackenridge. This interdisciplinary medical education center is a member of the Seton Family of Hospitals.

The donation is one way GE is simultaneously demonstrating its commitment to the primary care physician market and to nationally-recognized Workforce Development Programs aimed at teaching those that will work in this emerging field for years to come. GE is one of six vendors that chose to donate software to the program.

Geared to the smaller, primary care physician practice, Centricity Advance is a proven, fully integrated EMR, Practice Management and Patient Portal solution designed specifically to make healthcare IT functionality affordable, minimally disruptive during implementation and easy to use. Unlike most clinical and financial management solutions, Centricity Advance is delivered in a web-based, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. This modern, efficient deployment method means the solution costs less than a traditional client-server software deployment, and can be maintained, upgraded and supported with virtually no involvement from the onsite staff.


Topics

News

Community Data Sharing: Eight Recommendations From San Diego

A learning guide focuses on San Diego’s experience in building a community health information exchange and the realities of embarking on a broad community collaboration to achieve better data sharing.

HealthlinkNY’s Galanis to Step Down as CEO

Christina Galanis, who has served as president and CEO of HealthlinkNY for the past 13 years, will leave her position at the end of the year.

Email-Related Cyber Attacks a Top Concern for Providers

U.S. healthcare providers overwhelmingly rank email as the top source of a potential data breach, according to new research from email and data security company Mimecast and conducted by HIMSS Analytics.

Former Health IT Head in San Diego County Charged with Defrauding Provider out of $800K

The ex-health IT director at North County Health Services, a San Diego County-based healthcare service provider, has been charged with spearheading fraudulent operations that cost the organization $800,000.

Allscripts Touts 1 Billion API Shares in 2017

Officials from Chicago-based health IT vendor Allscripts have attested that the company has reached a new milestone— one billion application programming interface (API) data exchange transactions in 2017.

Dignity Health, CHI Merging to Form New Catholic Health System

Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), based in Englewood, Colorado, and San Francisco-based Dignity Health officially announced they are merging and have signed a definitive agreement to combine ministries and create a new, nonprofit Catholic health system.