GE Healthcare and Affidea have signed a multiyear agreement to deploy imaging and digital technologies across the Affidea network. According to a press release, GE Healthcare will install 200+ new equipment in Affidea’s network of centres across Europe. The press release states that the deal includes the provision of 60 new MRIs, 50 ultrasound devices, 40 CT scanners and 30 X-rays machines in the next three years. It also includes a six-year service contract.

With this partnership agreement, Affidea and GE Healthcare aim to complete the activation of Affidea’s fleet of imaging equipment as a data-driven, connected and networked functionality, to enable clinicians’ collaboration, enhance subspecialisation and support business leaders to measurably improve operations near real time. Affidea will deploy PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) driven post-processing hubs with the latest technologies and performance analytics capabilities with imaging insights, using GE Healthcare’s Edison intelligence platform at scale. 

GE Healthcare and Affidea will also combine their respective clinical education, lean and leadership development expertise using digital technologies to accelerate best practice adoption. The press release reports that both GE Healthcare and Affidea are committed to continue co-developing diagnostic workflow solutions aimed at fostering value-based healthcare and promoting precision medicine along the care pathway.

Giuseppe Recchi, CEO of Affidea Group, comments: “In the era of data-driven healthcare, the potential to make a positive impact on patients and doctors’ experience is impressive. Our goal is to support doctors and our operational teams for the benefit of our patients by using data analytics as a new way of orchestrating patient care and improving their experience. We are very happy that we could collaborate with GE Healthcare on this important project, which will accelerate the delivery of data-driven precision health.”