GE Healthcare, Seoul hospital boost start-ups for digital health

GE Healthcare and Seoul National University Bundang Hospital (SNUBH) are exploring opportunities for SNUBH to leverage Edison Digital Health Platform and related services from the United States-based subsidiary of General Electric. 

The two partners aim to support and accelerate Korean start-ups in the development and deployment of clinical and operational applications on the platform.

This will be the first complete deployment of Edison Digital Health Platform for developers in Korea. The platform is GE Healthcare’s application hosting and development platform which offers a catalogue of healthcare-specific services that enable rapid design, development, and deployment of applications and algorithms.

“As a leading global medical technology, pharmaceutical diagnostics, and digital solutions innovator, GE Healthcare enables clinicians to make fast, more informed decisions through intelligent devices, data analytics, applications and services, supported by our Edison Digital Health Platform,” said Paritosh Dhawale, SVP and general manager of Edison Digital Health Platform at GE Healthcare.

SNUBH is considered one of the leading digital hospitals in Korea particularly for its expertise in the clinical applications of medical equipment.  By installing Edison Digital Health Platform, SNUBH anticipates rapidly and easily expanding upon its AI offerings across the enterprise. 

The intends to become to become a global example of how to effectively and efficiently develop and deploy AI models.

“Our intended collaboration with GE Healthcare will help us accelerate digitalisation in patient care and contribute to improvements in South Korea’s public health by boosting disruptive start-ups that deliver the best solutions for quality and affordable healthcare to customers faster,” said Nam Jong Paik, president and CEO of SNUBH. 

“Start-ups can innovate in a safe and secure clinical environment and receive clinical and business mentoring on their applications,” said Nam.

Elie Chaillot, president and CEO of GE Healthcare’s Intercontinental region, said collaborations with local players are key to customising and improving healthcare access, care delivery and patient outcomes.