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GE Healthcare and TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH Announce Strategic Cooperation in Cardiology IT


8/25/2009 7:07:18 AM

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MUNICH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GE Healthcare, a division of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE - News) and TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH, a worldwide leader in 2D/3D/4D imaging and quantification technologies, have entered into a formal strategic cooperation contract to boost their excellence in echocardiography.

This new cooperation is designed to ensure a seamless integration of TomTec’s CardioArenaTM program for analysis of 2D/3D/4D data into GE Healthcare’s cardiology IT solutions portfolio, Centricity Cardiology. This will result in a solution dedicated to streamline cardiologist’s workflows, increasing the department’s efficiency and shortening waiting times for patients.

Information systems in cardiology and echocardiography are playing a key role in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases that are a paramount cause of death worldwide. “By combining forces, TomTec and GE Healthcare will deliver the tools cardiologists need to meet the challenges of ever increasing patient data and images. As a result, patients suffering from heart disease can expect a personalized and profound diagnosis,” said Juergen Reyinger, Vice President and General Manager of GE Healthcare IT for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

TomTec integrates its clinical application packages (CAPs) for the routine workflow, as well as advanced 3D/4D applications. TomTec’s CAPs are available for the visualization and quantification of the LV, RV and MV, Vascular Measurement & Arterial Health and comprehensive 2D image review and measurements.

Centricity Carddas and CA1000 is a successful combination of advanced clinical reporting functionalities and traditional DICOM viewing capabilities enabled with the latest 3D clinical analysis tools. GE Healthcare’s Centricity Cardiology solution received the 2008 Frost & Sullivan Product Line Leadership Award for offering a comprehensive package to manage single and multi-vendor cardiology environments.

ABOUT TOMTEC: TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH, with headquarter located in Munich Germany holds an inventive leadership position in the field of diagnostic medical imaging applications and Cardio PACS solutions. The company maintains close working relationships with many leading universities and device manufacturers around the world. TomTec’s product portfolio encompasses a wide range of 2D and 3D/4D technologies for visualization, analysis, reporting and archiving of multimodality imaging data. TomTec solutions are applicable in the fields of Adult- and Pediatric Cardiology as well as OB/Gyn, Radiology, and Vascular Imaging. Visit TomTec's web site at www.tomtec.de

ABOUT GE HEALTHCARE: GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Our broad expertise in medical imaging and information technology, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, performance improvement and performance solutions services help our customers to deliver better care to more people around the world at a lower cost. In addition, we partner with healthcare leaders, striving to leverage the global policy change necessary to implement a successful shift to sustainable healthcare systems.

Our "healthymagination" vision for the future invites the world to join us on our journey as we continuously develop innovations focused on reducing costs, increasing access and improving quality and efficiency around the world. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a $17 billion unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE - News). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employs more than 46,000 people committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries. For more information about GE Healthcare, visit our website at www.gehealthcare.com

Contact:

TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH Sylvia Martí, Marketing & Communication Manager Phone: +49 (0) 89 32175 500 E-Mail: smarti@tomtec.de http://www.tomtec.de or GE Healthcare Information Technologies Nicole Lipphardt, Communications Leader Phone: +49 172 7460 038 E-Mail: nicole.lipphardt@ge.com http://www.gehealthcare.com


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