According to HealthImaging.com,
“Telecommunications provider Etisalat and GE Healthcare have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a strategic healthcare alliance in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
According to the companies, the UAE-based Etisalat will leverage GE’s solutions to capture patient information. The firms said the alliance will result in the development and offering of medical data management and remote clinical support services through Etisalat’s telecom infrastructure.
One area of cooperation the two companies plan to explore is that of cardiology systems with the introduction of GE’s Muse Cardiology Information system to provide cardiac assessments to hospitals and clinics.”
Now that in my opinion is a smart move. Network bandwidth remains (to date), the most critical (and arguably the most expensive) component in Telemedicine. Although ECGs are relatively small in filesize, the partnership will open doors for GE to digitize the rest of the cardiology images.