GE Healthcare has been chosen by the Medical Imaging Antilles-Guyane purchasing group in France to lead a consortium that will develop cloud imaging platforms between physicians in Martinique, Guadeloupe, and French Guyana.
The platform will allow physicians across these three regions to share patient images. The initiative is financed by France's Ministry of Health (Agences Regionales de Santé), and will also include GE's vendor neutral archive, its PACS with universal viewer, and its desktop RIS, according to GE. The contract is for up to 12 years.
The program will start at nine pilot sites within the next six months, including hospitals in Martinique, Guadeloupe, Cayenne, Basse-Terre, and West-Guyanese; two private imaging centers in Martinique, a private radiology center in Saint Martin, and the Medical Surgery Center in Kourou, French Guyana, GE said.