Olympic interoperability: 5 things to know about GE's EMR in Rio

For the past two weeks, the world's best athletes have put their bodies to the test competing in the Rio Olympics, and GE's EMR has been tracking it all.

GE is providing the official EMR for the Olympic Games, for every athlete and patient who visits the healthcare clinic in the Olympic Village and emergency centers in competition areas. More than 10,500 athletes are competing, and the EMR has tracked more than 4,000 medical records so far.

Here are five things to know about GE's EMR in Rio.

1. The healthcare clinic in the Olympic Village opened July 22. Since then, GE's EMR has tracked 610 MRIs, 345 X-rays and 130 ultrasound examinations.

2. Of the more than 1,000 diagnostic images performed at the Games, the majority (196) were performed on athletes' knees, followed by 129 on the lumbar region.

3. There are more than 1,000 physicians caring for Olympic athletes and using the EMR.

4. According to GE, this is the first year team physicians from around the world are using a single system to manage health records. The EMR platform is offered in English and Portuguese.

5. The platform being used in Rio is a version of GE's Centricity Practice Solution and was specifically developed for the United States Olympic Committee. USOC also used CPS during the London 2012 and Sochi 2014 Olympic Games.

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