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GE lands large contract and names new sales director

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GE lands large contract and names new sales directorGE Medical Systems has received a $4 million PACS order from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. The affiliate of Harvard Medical School will connect two campuses and four buildings

GE lands large contract and names new sales director

GE Medical Systems has received a $4 million PACS order from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. The affiliate of Harvard Medical School will connect two campuses and four buildings with the PACS network.

Diagnostic reading will be performed on 27 high-resolution workstations, with clinical viewing conducted on 12 workstations in departments such as the emergency room and intensive-care unit. Three film digitizers and four computed radiography readers are also set to be installed. The contract covers both equipment and service costs.

In personnel moves, the company has tapped Michael Mahoney as general manager of sales for the Mt. Prospect, IL-based Integrated Imaging Solutions division. A seven-year GE employee, Mahoney most recently served as a sales manager for modality sales in the company's western region. Mahoney replaces Tony Lombardo, who will be leaving the firm.

In other GE news, the company will be placing its Windows NT-based workstations into clinical testing in three sites this month (PNN 4/98). The workstation line is on track for a fourth-quarter release, said Vishal Wanchoo, general manager of IIS.

Speech recognition capabilities will also be integrated into the workstations by the second quarter of 1999, he said. Customers will be able to choose from IBM's MedSpeak offering as well as PowerScribe for Radiology from the MRC Group. In other product news, Version 1.1 of the company's WebLink Web-based image review offering was placed in clinical testing at three sites in June.

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