Top of the Class: GE Healthcare Expands Collaboration with SonoSim to Offer Ultrasound Training to Primary Care & Point of Care Users
San Diego, California - October 1 2018 - GE Healthcare has announced today an equity investment in SonoSim, a global leader in ultrasound education and training. The expanded partnership will offer enhanced education services to new and existing ultrasound users around the world and across medical disciplines from women’s health and cardiology to point of care and primary care.
As ultrasound continues to grow in all medical fields, it’s critical that clinicians are properly trained on the systems to effectively and efficiently tend to their patients- particularly in critical situations. Yet, access to proper training and educational resources remains a barrier for new - and even existing experienced - ultrasound users.
SonoSim provides innovative and scalable technology to train medical professionals and students in ultrasonography, using real-patient cases spanning a broad spectrum of normal and pathologic conditions. The portable SonoSim® Ultrasound Training Solution is the industry’s most comprehensive laptop-based ultrasound training platform that offers a curriculum of 65+ cloud-based courses, image acquisition and interpretation training using the SonoSimulator®, and performance tracking.
“At GE Healthcare, we are committed to not only providing clinicians the most advanced ultrasound technology but also pairing it with high quality training and educational resources necessary to advance patient care, and reach new users,” said Rob Walton, general manager of Primary Care Ultrasound at GE Healthcare. “With SonoSim’s hands-on training, our hope is that the clinician will be able to spend more time focused on improving patient care.”
“Continuing advancements in ultrasound technology and clinical applications are rapidly outpacing the ability of medical professionals to integrate these advances into daily clinical practice. Bringing together SonoSim’s ultrasound education and training expertise and GE Healthcare’s world-renown products can help this imbalance and serve the medical community’s needs,” according to Derek McLeish, SonoSim Board Member.
GE Healthcare and SonoSim will showcase these offerings at the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Conference in San Diego, California from October 1 through 4.
About GE Healthcare:
GE Healthcare is the $19 billion healthcare business of GE (NYSE: GE). As a leading provider of medical imaging, monitoring, biomanufacturing, and cell and gene therapy technologies, GE Healthcare enables precision health in diagnostics, therapeutics and monitoring through intelligent devices, data analytics, applications and services. With over 100 years of experience in the healthcare industry and more than 50,000 employees globally, the company helps improve outcomes more efficiently for patients, healthcare providers, researchers and life sciences companies around the world. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and The Pulse for latest news, or visit our website www.gehealthcare.com for more information.
About SonoSim, Inc.:
SonoSim is transforming medical care and contributing to better patient outcomes through collaboration with over 400 medical institutions; 30,000 medical professionals; and 36 distributors worldwide. By serving as a global leader in ultrasound education and training, SonoSim has created the easiest way to learn ultrasonography, The SonoSim® Ultrasound Training Solution. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, and visit sonosim.com for more information.
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