GE Medical starts Internet equipment service

June 21, 2000

GE Medical Systems will add another Web site to its list of online projects that inform consumers about products or are designed for e-commerce. The new program, called Direct Services, aims to reduce the costs of servicing biomedical and imaging

GE Medical Systems will add another Web site to its list of online projects that inform consumers about products or are designed for e-commerce. The new program, called Direct Services, aims to reduce the costs of servicing biomedical and imaging equipment.

Direct Services will be launched this summer. It will offer healthcare providers a single site where they can search for and purchase parts online—regardless of manufacturer—and get product documentation and training. Currently, GE Medical Systems runs or is involved in several Internet sites: gemedicaldirect.com, planetrad.com, cardioIQ.com, hersource.com, and a global healthcare exchange that has not been named yet, but will be launched at the end of September.