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GE and Microsoft to Launch Joint Venture

December 8, 2011

Clinician in white coat going over paperwork with hospital executive.

General Electric Company, through its healthcare IT business, and Microsoft Corp. today announced plans to create a joint venture aimed at helping healthcare organizations and professionals use real-time, system-wide intelligence to improve healthcare quality and the patient experience.

Upon formation, the new company will develop and market an open, interoperable technology platform and innovative clinical applications focused on enabling better population health management to improve outcomes and the overall economics of health and wellness.

This press kit includes documents and materials related to this announcement.

PRESS CONTACT: Betsy Stevenson (betsy.stevenson@ge.com): +1 847 271 4701


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“The complementary nature of GE Healthcare’s and Microsoft’s individual expertise will drive new insights, solutions and efficiencies to further advance the two companies’ shared vision of a connected, patient-centric healthcare system. The global healthcare challenges of access, cost and quality of care delivery are creating a new focus on the performance and accountability of healthcare delivery systems – in every country, at every level of care. This venture will demonstrate what is possible when leading companies with complementary capabilities work together to meet a common goal.”
Jeffrey R. Immelt, Chairman and CEO of GE

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“High quality affordable healthcare is one of the biggest challenges facing every nation, but it’s also an area where technology can make a huge difference, Combining Microsoft’s open, interoperable health platforms and software expertise with GE’s experience and healthcare solutions will create exciting opportunities for patients and healthcare providers alike. Working together, GE and Microsoft can help make healthcare systems more intelligent and cost efficient while improving patient care.”
Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft

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“Improving the quality of healthcare through innovative collaboration is a goal that we share with GE Healthcare and Microsoft. Working together with others to identify new ways to improve health outcomes and drive down cost is a hallmark of our patient-care philosophy. We’re pleased to see healthcare IT companies embrace this same idea and come together in new ways. We look forward to seeing the progress this new endeavor will bring in medicine.”
C. Michel Harper, M.D., Executive Dean for Practice, Mayo Clinic

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"Intermountain Healthcare and GE have a strong history and partnership in developing and advancing transformational healthcare information technologies. Our common vision is driving powerful advancements in healthcare and improving the clinical work process by making real-time information available at the point of care. We look forward to continuing our efforts to further these principles, achieving our combined objectives, and putting these important technologies into practice."
Charles S. Sorenson, MD, president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare