GE unveils CDC collaboration

GE Healthcare of Chalfont St. Giles, U.K., is collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Public Health Informatics to include urgent public health alerts in electronic medical records (EMR).

The pilot project is designed to demonstrate the capability of a public health agency to utilize EMR systems to provide clinicians with timely, patient-specific information at the point of care.

One goal is to explore the feasibility of creating and integrating actionable alerts with GE's Centricity EMR system based on patient record content, using a standard messaging format. The project will determine the EMR's ability to identify specific patients with risk factors related to the health condition identified in the alert.

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