GE Healthcare signs agreement with Core Sound Imaging
GE Healthcare has signed a global agreement with Core Sound Imaging, Inc to distribute Studycast, a cloud-based ultrasound PACS and reporting solution. Core Sound Imaging is a leading provider of web-based picture archiving communications systems solutions.
Through this agreement, GE’s ultrasound business will act as a distributor of Studycast to GE ultrasound customers. The innovative Studycast offers a powerful image storage, reporting and workflow solution for ultrasound, nuclear medicine and other diagnostic systems.
Roland Rott, General Manager for GE Healthcare Ultrasound IT said, “As a leader in ultrasound reporting and image management in the healthcare industry, our customers have looked to GE Healthcare to provide them with a versatile solution that takes advantage of current and developing technologies.” Mr. Rott also said, “ Now, along with Core Sound Imaging, we have extended our IT product portfolio for ultrasound labs with an innovative web based solution, allowing our customers to select the technology which best fits their workflow, reporting, archiving and budget requirements.”
Mark Smith, President of Core Sound Imaging said, “The market has been seeking a PACS solution which provides physicians immediate access to images from anywhere and a platform which helps enable increased efficiency and enhanced patient care. We recognized GE’s leadership, technical innovation, and broad customer base in the ultrasound imaging market which is why we are excited to team with GE to deliver the Studycast platform to medical professionals looking for a cost effective way of utilizing technology to help decrease costs and enhance patient care.”
Studycast is a software-as-a-service model . It provides innovative solution for accessing medical images and SmartWorksheet report for physicians through a web browser.
GE Healthcare is a division of GE Technology Infrastructure, which is a division of General Electric. Core Sound Imaging, Inc is being recognized as the reliable solution for digital imaging and diagnostic testing workflow solutions.
Jvion launches AI-powered map to tackle mental health crisis
Clinical AI company Jvion has launched an interactive map of the US that highlights areas that are most vulnerable to poor mental health.
The Behavioral Health Vulnerability Map uses Jvion's AI CORE™ software to analyse public data on social determinants of health (SDOH) and determine the vulnerability of every US Census block group.
Vulnerability refers to the likelihood that residents will experience issues like self-harm, suicide attempts or overdoses. The map also identifies the most influential social determinants in each region, to show the social and environmental conditions that contribute to mental illness.
As an example, the map shows that Harrison County in Mississippi has a 50% higher suicide rate than the rest of the state. It also shows a high percentage of individuals in the armed forces at a time when active duty suicides are at a six-year high, along with a high prevalence of coronary artery disease, arthritis, and COPD, all chronic illnesses that are linked to a higher suicide risk.
The map also shows Harrison County has a high percentage of Vietnamese Americans, who studies suggest have high rates of depression and may be less likely to seek help from mental health professionals.
The map was built using the same data and analytics that Jvion used to create the COVID Community Vulnerability Map, which was launched towards the start of the pandemic.
With this new map, Jvion is aiming to tackle the growing mental health crisis in the US. “At a time when so many Americans are struggling with their mental health, we’re proud to offer a tool that can help direct treatment resources to the communities that need it most,” said Dr John Showalter, MD, Jvion’s chief product officer, who led the development of the map.
“For too long, the healthcare industry has struggled to address social determinants of health, particularly in the context of behavioural health. Our hope is that by surfacing the social and environmental vulnerabilities of America’s communities, we can better coordinate our response to the underlying conditions that impact the health and wellbeing of people everywhere.”