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GE Healthcare Focus and History

GE Healthcare has a range of products and services and consists of eight key businesses:

  • Detection and Guidance Solutions (DGS) -  X-ray, bone densitometry and digital mammography.
  • Healthcare IT - RIS/PACS (Radiology Information Systems/Picture Archiving and Communication Systems) and CVIS (Cardiovascular Information Systems), as well as revenue cycle management and practice applications.
  • Life Care Solutions (LCS) - headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Provides solutions for critical care, ECG, anesthesia delivery, neonatal intensive care, labor & delivery, preoperative and home care.
  • Life Sciences (LS) - drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing and cellular technologies. purification of biopharmaceuticals.researches, manufactures and markets imaging agents used during medical scanning procedures to highlight organs, tissue and functions inside the human body.
  • Magnetic Resonance (MR) - Provider of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging systems.
  • Molecular Imaging & Computed Tomography (MICT) - computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET) and molecular imaging technologies.
  • Surgery - cardiac, surgical and interventional care, from cardiac catheterization labs, diagnostic monitoring systems, data management systems to mobile fluoroscopic imaging systems, navigation and 3D visualization instrumentation.
  • Ultrasound (US) - Ultrasound products for general imaging, cardiology, women's health.

Historical Highlights of the Life Care Solutions and Surgery Divisions

  • In 1998 Marquette Medical Systems became a wholly owned subsidiary of GE Medical.  Marquette's line of EKG and Monitoring systems becomes a well known GE Brand.
  • In 2003, GE Healthcare acquired Instrumentarium (including its Datex-Ohmeda division), a provider of anesthesia machines and mechanical ventilators. To satisfy regulatory concerns GE was forced to divest the Spacelabs Medical division of Instrumentarium. Currently, GE Healthcare owns 80% of all anesthesia machines in the United States and 60% of the machines in the world. 
  • In 2008 GE Co. acquires Vital Signs Inc. a supplier of anesthesia and airway supplies.
  • In late 2013 GE sells Vital Signs division to Carefusion.