Fujifilm, GE partner on echocardiography solution

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ProSolv CardioVascular, a Fujifilm company, and GE Healthcare's Cardiovascular Ultrasound unit announced a formal affiliation during the 58th annual American College of Cardiology (ACC) scientific sessions to develop an integrated solution aimed at improving workflow for echocardiography departments.

Specifically, the organizations said that they hope to expand user access to the advanced quantitative analysis packages currently offered through GE by offering workflow and diagnostic reporting efficiencies. GE currently provides an advanced analysis and quantification software module, EchoPAC, designed for the analysis of raw data image sets from GE cardiovascular ultrasound systems.

Through the new affiliation, GE and ProSolv CardioVascular intend to help make information more universally accessible by cardiologists and other clinical staff by working to ensure that, no matter where the information is accessed, users have virtually the same level of advanced diagnostic functionality. In doing so, the companies believe users could benefit from a quicker diagnostic process and enhanced diagnostic confidence.

"We're pleased to be working with GE with the aim to deliver advanced integrations that will provide diagnostic and workflow efficiency improvements to our mutual customers," said Aaron Waitz, president and CEO, ProSolv CardioVascular. "There is a definite need for more open access to data throughout cardiovascular departments and healthcare systems as a whole. By leveraging our vendor-neutral solution, we'll aim to provide unlimited access to state of the art ultrasound advanced clinical applications, taking one more step forward on the quest to improve the vital exchange of healthcare information."