WAUKESHA - GE Healthcare announced plans
Wednesday to invest more than $1 billion during the next five
years in the development of its educational offerings in order
to reach more than 2 million health care professionals around
the world by 2020.
According to the announcement, health care
systems around the world must deal with numerous challenges and
could benefit from training and education solutions focused on
individual place’s needs.
GE Healthcare intends to help health care
professionals by working to enhance training programs and
solutions for physicians, radiologists, technologists, midwives,
nurses, biomedical engineers and beyond. Solutions will be
geared to meet local needs and will include new clinical,
product application, technical and leadership training and
education, according to the announcement.
“Challenges around localized capacity building,
training and innovation are consistent themes for many health
care systems and Ministries of Health around the world,” said
John Flannery, president & CEO of GE Healthcare, in a statement.
“We will continue to work closely with local governments,
institutions and customers to address some of their most
important concerns. In some countries, this will mean training
midwives to use new ultrasound or portable diagnostic equipment.
In others, it will include supporting multi-hospital networks to
enhance their clinical and operational outcomes.”
As part of this training commitment, GE
Healthcare will continue to work with health care providers to
build strategic programs that may also include technology,
finance and consultancy services to help improve health care
delivery and drive transformational change in the industry.