GE Healthcare has unveiled Edison, its first startup collaboration program centered on the Edison platform. The program will work with startups in India to develop solutions on the Edison platform for some of the toughest healthcare challenges existing today. Edison is an intelligence offering, used by GE Healthcare’s internal developers and strategic partners to develop new healthcare applications, services, and AI algorithms. This program marks a significant step in making the platform and its extensive catalogue of healthcare-specific developer services more widely available to the startup community. Zinnov, a leading consulting firm specializing in digital transformation is the partner, advising GE Healthcare on this program. Through this program, GE Healthcare will collaborate with startups to arrive at solutions that improve patient outcomes and experience; efficiency of clinical practice and that of the healthcare facilities; reduce waste and inefficiencies; and eliminate costly and harmful errors. Any startup based out of India or having their core development activity/team in the country can apply for the first cohort of Edison. Startups working in the healthcare space and leveraging advanced technologies like Internet of Things, big data and advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the like, will have an advantage in the selection process.
Launched in November 2018, the Edison offering comprises applications focused on clinical, operational, and financial outcomes; smart devices embedded with advanced intelligence to improve workflow, productivity, and diagnostics; and the Edison platform. The platform enables GE Healthcare and its strategic partners to develop, deploy, manage, secure, and distribute advanced applications, services, and AI algorithms. Leveraging GE Healthcare’s expertise as a leading global medtech and diagnostics innovator, Edison aggregates the deep data from GE Healthcare devices with horizontal health information from across the healthcare ecosystem. Built specifically for the unique needs of the healthcare industry, Edison is already providing workflow, advance visualization, and AI capabilities through hundreds of healthcare-specific services currently available.
Wipro GE Healthcare, South Asia
“The core intent of this program is to nurture the startup ecosystem and work with them to create healthcare solutions, leveraging the Edison platform and decades of GE Healthcare’s expertise – solutions that will enable preventive healthcare, precision diagnosis, and treatment in a timely and affordable manner, improved workflows keeping patient at the core and the clinicians, technicians, radiologists, and IT support as the surrounding ecosystem. We are excited to make this platform available to India’s flourishing startup ecosystem.”