GE Healthcare acquires analytics vendor CHCA Computer Systems

GE Healthcare will acquire CHCA Computer Systems, an operating room (OR) management and analytics solutions provider.

Financial details were not shared.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, CHCA Computer develops the Opera software application, which has increased productivity and patient satisfaction in the OR by providing real-time data to support the decision making and management of surgical procedures.

GE Healthcare said the acquisition aligns with GE’s Industrial Internet strategy.

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Earlier, GE announced its plans to invest in innovative businesses that enhance GE’s software footprint. It marks GE’s second healthcare acquisition in software this year, following the acquisition of API Healthcare.

Jan De Witte, president and CEO of GE Healthcare IT, said: “CHCA’s Opera solution complements our current OR and Perioperative software portfolio and will allow us to deliver a more integrated offering that better connects the workflow throughout the OR, using a mix of software, real-time data and powerful analytics to help drive better outcomes for patients.”

Since 2003 GE Healthcare has associated with CHCA to distribute and support this solution in Europe.

GE will be able to support hospitals that need systems to drive enterprise-wide efficiencies, reduce unnecessary costs and enable improve patient care.

The acquisition will enable GE to offer end-to-end workflow and decision support software solutions in high acuity care.

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