GE Healthcare to invest in training health professionals

Freeman Staff

July 30, 2015

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.