GE to provide advanced medical technology
at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018
- GE will supply medical technology including ultrasound machines and digital mobile X-ray equipment to support medical tests and health screenings for the Olympians
- Equipment to be installed at the Olympic Games Polyclinic in PyeongChang Mountain Cluster and also at the Polyclinic in Gangneung Coastal Cluster
Seoul, December 27, 2017 – GE, a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Games, announced that it will provide advanced medical technology and expertise to the Olympic Games Polyclinic, the on-site hospital in the Olympic Village, for Olympians and volunteers participating in the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.
Young-Hee Lee, the Chief Medical Officer at POCOG, said, “There will be around 5,000 Olympians representing more than 100 countries at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, and it is essential that we have medical equipment to aid their health checkups and to diagnose injuries on-site. Through a long-standing partnership with GE, who has provided essential healthcare solutions to the Olympic Games for the past 10 years, we will do our best to make sure Olympians can perform at their best in PyeongChang.”
Through its partnership with the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG), GE will be providing two digital mobile X-ray units (Optima XR 220amx), four diagnostic ultrasound machines (Logiq E R7), four patient monitors (Carescape B450), and one set of PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System, Centricity PACS) at the Polyclinic in PyeongChang and Gangneung, as well as medical stations in Bokwang and Jeongson.
GE’s Centricity PACS solution uses Zero Footprint technology that allows clinicians to access the images on their PC and their mobile anytime, anywhere, without installing an additional application. Clinicians can see and analyze medical images wherever they want, which is a crucial solution for providing optimal healthcare at the Olympic Games, where the venues are dispersed.
Optima XR 220amx, a digital mobile X-ray system, is 25~35% smaller than previous mobile X-ray units for easy maneuverability throughout the Polyclinic, including patient rooms. Optima’s FlashPad, the digital X-ray detector, also enables flexible positioning, which is helpful for patients who previously had a hard time getting into the best X-ray position. Logiq E R7, a mobile ultrasound machine, is specialized in musculoskeletal and sports injuries, with easy portability that enables real-time care.
Through the collaboration, GE will install the equipment at the Polyclinic in January 2018, and arrange for skilled engineers to operate the equipment starting February 1, 2018, the opening of the Polyclinic.
Chris Khang, President and CEO of GE Korea, said “Polyclinic is an important facility that supports medical diagnosis and management for participating Olympians and volunteers during the Olympic Games. With GE’s advanced medical equipment and skilled engineers, we will enable the delivery of higher level of medical care to all Olympians in PyeongChang.”
Since 2005, GE, as a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Games, has been providing advanced infrastructure and services vital to the execution of the Olympic Games. Along with the latest healthcare devices, the company will offer an advanced comprehensive power distribution system to the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. In September 2016, the company signed a sponsorship agreement with the Korea Ski Association and has been offering financial and technological support for the KSA athletes. GE also held a Sports Leadership Camp for 70 Korean national athletes and coaches, supporting their learning and development as global leaders.