Posted March 11, 2016 by admin in Latest News

GE Healthcare wins EHR contract for 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio

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The International Olympic Committee is tapping GE Healthcare’s Centricity Practice Solution as the official electronic health record for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

GE executives announced the win on March 2 at HIMSS16 in Las Vegas.

The IOC has used GE’s EMR platform for the last two Olympic Games in London and Sochi.

[Also: See our big gallery of HIMSS16 photos]

However, Rio 2016 marks the first time all athletes and spectators at the Olympic Games will have their health interactions managed by an EMR, IOC officials said.

“The gold medal of medical services is something integrated and comprehensive – a total package,” Richard Budgett, MD, IOC medical and scientific director said in a press statement. “Adding access to an electronic medical record is key to our drive towards the prevention of injury.”

Also, EMR data will be analyzed to spot patterns and provide insights for future Games planning.


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