Olympics taps GE Healthcare to co-develop analytics tool

In a partnership with the International Olympic Committee, GE Healthcare developed an advanced analytics solution to be used at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, and the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

The tool — called the GE Athlete Management Solution — integrates information like injury or illness data with the specific venue, sport and training procedures to help clinicians gain a comprehensive view of a patient's health and inform quick, personalized treatments. For example, AMS can flag spots where multiple injuries are occurring or a spike in illness among spectators.

AMS is a cloud-based solution with embedded security controls, and it enables remote entry of and access to data by clinicians anywhere and at any time, and its multilingual design allows team doctors from different countries to collaborate in their native languages. Representatives from the U.S. CDC, the Korean Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Public Health England Centre of Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control have all been trained on AMS and will use it to monitor public health during the Games.

"Olympians train for many years to represent their nations at the Games," Jorg Debatin, MD, vice president and chief technology officer for GE Healthcare, said in a press release. "Their Herculean efforts must be matched with superhuman clinical speed and quality. AMS helps clinicians do just that — by making data and actionable insights readily available to the treating clinicians."

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