General Electric(GE) is not generally a company that we would associate with digital health necessarily. They are often more associated with complex medical equipment like CT or MRI machines, ultrasound scanners, and ventilators. Perhaps its a sign that digital health is slowly becoming more part of standard practice than a separate entity that GE has released three interesting health apps for clinicians and patients.

Recruitability for iPhone
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Recruitability By General Electric CompanyPrice: Free
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GE Healthcare’s Recruitability app describes the an approach to deciding if a patient is a responder or nonresponder to PEEP changes using End Expiratory Lung Volume (EELV) as parameter guide. The GE Recruitability app also includes an educational video as concept explanation and a numerical example tool, the Recruitmeter, to simulate clinical cases.

Measuring lung recruitability, the ability of regions of the lung to open up and remain open, is useful in helping clinicians determine how much positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) to apply in patients with respiratory distress. In addition to explaining the concept visually, the app contains incremental PEEP and decremental PEEP examples.

GE Ultrasound Clubs
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GE Ultrasound Clubs By General Electric CompanyPrice: Free
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GE has also created an app for ultrasound club members that contains new videos and a member card. The company has created these user clubs to help practitioners develop greater expertise in using their U/S systems. GE Healthcare offers 3 clubs: LOGIQ club, Vivid Club, and Voluson Club. The user clubs are part of a larger educational initiative called the GE Ultrasound Academy, which provides courses on its ultrasound product line.

GE Health Clubs
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GE Ultrasound Clubs By General Electric CompanyPrice: Free
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GE Health Care Hub, a third offering, is an app that the company says helps patients covered by GE health services make more informed decisions and provides access to CE healthcare resources in a centralized location. The application gives a person access to claim support like Health Coach, NowClinic, and the Baby Portal, and access to flexible spending accounts, health reimbursement accounts and health savings accounts, as well as health plan, pharmacy, dental, and vision administrators.