The platform is being designed to aggregate data from multiple sources and vendors to enable clinical applications that help integrated care pathway management and holistic views of each patient


The platform will help hospitals to implement the clinical, workflow, analytics and AI tools. (Credit: Chokniti Khongchum from Pixabay)

GE Healthcare has unveiled plans to launch an AI-powered vendor-agnostic hosting and data aggregation platform, dubbed Edison Digital Health Platform.

The solution is being designed to enable hospitals and healthcare systems to implement the clinical, workflow, analytics and AI tools that would help improve care delivery, streamline operations, and increase revenues.

The digital health platform is being designed to expedite app integration by connecting devices and other data sources into an aggregated clinical data layer.

Edison Digital Health Platform is expected to include a collection of data transformation services to support data analytic applications, and enable the training and deployment of AI models leveraging the aggregated data.

Via open and published interfaces, healthcare providers and third-party developers are expected to easily deploy their applications, with the platform supporting the integration of the apps into existing workflows.

Furthermore, the company aims to integrate and deploy its own applications such as Command Center “tiles” onto Edison Digital Health Platform.

GE Healthcare chief digital officer Amit Phadnis said: “Edison Digital Health Platform is being designed to enable healthcare systems to have a single platform on which to host and integrate apps into clinical workflows.

“With easy access to the workflow, analytics, and clinical apps specific to care across the care continuum, clinicians will have actionable insights at their fingertips to help better serve their patients.”

The new platform will help IT departments benefit from a one-time connection to multiple databases, such as the EMR, during the first integration, following which subsequent apps are expected to connect with minimum effort.

With the help of a vendor-agnostic platform, providers can choose preferred apps safely and securely, without the requirement of multiple individual integrations or being locked into a single vendor.

Also, the platform is being designed to scale across cloud, server, data centre or on-device deployment.

Leidos, a preferred premier systems integrator and member of GE Healthcare Strategic Alliance, will partner with customers on implementations and appropriate integrations.

Leidos Health Group president Liz Porter said: “We look forward to working alongside GE Healthcare to address health systems’ technology challenges from the growing demand for app integration.

“The platform will help reduce digital friction across the enterprise and accelerate the deployment of digital solutions at scale. This will help healthcare providers improve efficiency and drive better care for patients.”