The agreement also provides for TUHS to benefit from technological improvements, including data storage and consultation, as well as the consolidation of service contracts. Parts of the agreement include the TUHS Main Campus, Northeast Campus, Epelif Campus, Jeanes Hospital and Fox Chase Cancer Center. Leading this new world of cooperation in the medical industry is part of what attracted Belden to TUHS. He recently joined the academic healthcare system and is excited about the potential of the agreement with GE Healthcare. He cites knowledge of the deal as one of the reasons he was interested in joining the TUHS team. He believes that agreements like this will help radiology departments find ways to maximize the value they offer to health systems. Buc, France – 2. December 2019 – GE Healthcare and Affidea, a pan-European leader in advanced diagnostic imaging, outpatient services and cancer treatment, have signed a multi-year agreement on the use of imaging and digital technologies across the Affidea network. McCarthy says GE Healthcare developed this risk-based business model in collaboration with TUHS, keeping the institution`s challenges in mind. While the system consists of nationally recognized programs in the areas of transplantation, oncology, cardiac services, lung care and gastroenterology, as well as a comprehensive cancer treatment center, it also serves a community in the city of Philadelphia that cannot always afford medical care. This is where the TUHS challenge lies.
“As more and more organizations begin to find a model to solve the problem of how best to spread risk in the healthcare sector, we can see more agreements like this,” she explains. However, the risk-sharing trend is not what Greenberg sees in the medium term as a substitute for the vast majority of other business models. GE Healthcare`s wide range of products and services enable healthcare providers to better diagnose and treat cancer, heart disease, neurological disease and other diseases earlier. Our vision for the future is to enable a new model of early health care focused on previous diagnosis, presymptomatic disease detection and disease prevention. . . .