GE HealthCare has received U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance for the new version of Digital Expert Access with remote scanning, a remote patient scan solution. 

Digital Expert Access enables the sharing of expertise, best practices, and in-the-moment advice, as well as real-time, remote console control. Now, with the new version of Digital Expert Access with remote scanning, the solution has evolved to also enable remote patient scanning, which is compatible with GE HealthCare magnetic resonance (MR) devices.

“The ability to seamlessly bridge multiple locations, users, and devices, enables technologists to share knowledge, improves exam workflows, speeds up decision-making and helps achieve clinical and efficiency goals. With a shortage of radiologists, it is also key for facilities to be able to leverage the skills of one expert across multiple physical locations,” said Jan Makela, president and CEO of Imaging, GE HealthCare. “Additionally, as the first FDA-cleared remote scan solution, Digital Expert Access with remote scanning sets a new bar for patient safety within imaging operations, which is critical given the anticipated future growth within this space.”

Additionally, GE HealthCare has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with IONIC Health, an independent Brazilian-born global technology company transforming healthcare through novel automation technologies, which include remote solutions to automate, monitor, access, support, educate, and teleoperate in healthcare. 

IONIC Health’s Command Lite technology is designed to include vendor-agnostic remote scanning capabilities. This strategic collaboration’s goal is to enable GE HealthCare to provide a multi-vendor, multi-modality remote scanning solution to healthcare systems and patients around the globe.

This new collaboration helps GE HealthCare’s shape the future of healthcare through innovation and strategic collaborations that streamline workflow and increase operational efficiency, ultimately helping enhance patient care and outcomes, according to the company.

“We recognize the need for differentiated multi-vendor compatible technology that can provide flexibility and seamless workflow integration to busy clinicians,” said Rekha Ranganathan, senior executive, general manager, imaging platforms and digital solutions, GE HealthCare. “The overarching goal of the new version of Digital Expert Access and our collaboration with IONIC Health is to help healthcare systems increase efficiency and shorten the timeline to diagnosis for patients, which is a critical component in improving outcomes.”