Awards presented to top industry innovations at Edison Awards™ Gala on April 30th in San Francisco
Chalfont St. Giles, UK and Waukesha, WI., USA –April 29, 2014 – GE Healthcare’s (NYSE: GE) DoseWatch™, a radiation management solution, has been named a 2014 Award Finalist in the Science and Medical Software category by the internationally renowned Edison Awards. The Edison Awards are among the most prestigious accolades honouring excellence in new product and service development.
“It’s exciting to see companies like GE Healthcare continuing Thomas Edison’s legacy of challenging conventional thinking,” said Frank Bonafilia, Edison Awards’ executive director. “The Edison Awards Steering Committee and more than 3,000 professionals from the fields of product development, design, engineering, science, marketing and education saw DoseWatch as a "game changing" innovative product.”
Radiation dose from diagnostic imaging continues to climb the political and industry agenda and is one of the top issues confronting hospital administrators today. As patients today receive more medical radiation than ever before, healthcare providers seek to deliver as low a dose as reasonably achievable without compromising the quality of the diagnostic images. Being dose aware is the right thing to do for patients, staff and the industry.
“Proactively managing radiation dose requires a holistic dose management approach, resulting in the tracking, monitoring and analysis of both machines and patient data,” said Agnes Berzsenyi, General Manager, Dose & Education Services, GE Healthcare. “It is an honour to be recognized as an industry leader in dose management as we strongly believe that only through the powerful combination of software, data and analytics can you understand commonalities, outliers, potential harm and risk, and look to mitigate those immediately to provide the highest quality patient care and diagnosis.”
DoseWatch is a web-based patient radiation dose monitoring software used to capture, track and report radiation dose administered to patients during medical exams and automatically organizes the data for hospital leaders so they can easily and effectively monitor dose provision in their institution.
The system collects data in different ways - by imaging device, by the individual operator or by protocol, so it can compare and contrast the dose being administered in one exam to another from the past.
DoseWatch helps radiologists deliver the right dose to the patient, while still producing diagnostic-quality images. It provides alerts when the dose administered during an exam exceeds a pre-defined threshold. It automatically tracks and archives dosimetric data so that clinicians can compare the dose given in other examinations. DoseWatch allows healthcare providers to improve dose management by tracking patients’ cumulative dose over time and detecting excessive medical radiation exposure to improve patient care.
The Edison Awards, inspired by Thomas Edison’s persistence and inventiveness, recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.
Award winners will be announced on April 30, 2014 at the Edison Awards Annual Gala, held in the historic Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco, CA.
Edison Award nominees are judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the nation whose votes acknowledge the Finalists’ success in meeting the award’s stringent criteria of quality.
The voting panel includes members of: American Association Advertising Agencies (4As); Chief Marketing Officer Council (CMO); Design Management Institute (DMI); American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC); American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME); Georgia State Marketing Roundtable (GSU); Product Development and Management Association (PDMA); Assoc. of Technology Mgmt & Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
Past Edison Award winners include Senior Level Marketers, Scientists, Designers, Engineers, and Academics.
About GE Healthcare
GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services to meet the demand for increased access, enhanced quality and more affordable healthcare around the world. GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter – great people and technologies taking on tough challenges. From medical imaging, software & IT, patient monitoring and diagnostics to drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies and performance improvement solutions, GE Healthcare helps medical professionals deliver great healthcare to their patients.
About the Edison Awards
The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The 2014 Edison Awards are sponsored by Ipsos. For more information about the Edison Awards, Edison Universe and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com