In a recent interview, Vice-President of eHealth Solutions for GE Healthcare, Blair Butterfield, indicated that the GE Healthcare is looking forward to introduce its eHealth Information Exchange in Australia, most probably this week. The move is expected to cast a positive impact on the eHealth measures in the country.
In response to a question seeking clarification regarding the benefits of eHealth infrastructure, especially for people living in remote areas of the country as well as Indigenous communities, Mr. Blair Butterfield said that most of the times these areas do not receive sufficient support from the medical practitioners. Simultaneously, he said that these areas lack modern IT systems.
Blair Butterfield is in Melbourne to attend a Health Information Management System Society meeting. In addition, he claimed the company is in initial levels and attempting high to make technology accessible for review.
Earlier this week, the GE claimed that its popular Health Information Exchange has gained immense fame in more than 17 sites across the US. Afterwards, on Tuesday, the company has notified that most awaited project, Royal Adelaide Hospital, would be making use of this technology while launching a wide array of healthcare technologies for Australian users.