As Healthymagination enters year three of a six-year, $6 billion mission to transform medicine and patient care, GE Reports dug into the campaign’s annual report, released today. Below, three visuals that reveal the detailed process driving Healthymagination and showcase the myriad new technologies it has created.
The Healthymagination Method
Each potential Healthymagination product or service starts with a question: “What do customers and patients need?” Once GE develops technology to meet those needs, it goes through the Healthymagination Validation Process – consider it the assembly line of cost-cutting, quality-improving and access-expanding healthcare innovation.
See how the full process unfolds in this graphic:
Two Years: 43 Breakthroughs
In two years, the process has resulted in 43 Healthymagination-stamped products and services, which have touched more than 234,000 lives. They range from the Sunspring, a solar powered water purifier, to the MAC 400, a portable ECG to the Vscan, a pocket-sized ultrasound
Explore all 43 in the graphic on the left.
All About the Vscan
If we had to pick a favorite Healthymagination breakthrough, we might choose the Vscan, the cell phone-sized ultrasound that makes advanced ultrasound tech as portable as the stethoscope around a doctor’s neck.
Learn more in this video which features midwives in Indonesia making good use of the Vscan:
* Read about GE Healthcare’s new Stats of the Union App for the iPad, currently tearing up the charts in the App Store.
* Read about how technology can reduce variance in the American healthcare system, reducing the disparity between health outcomes.