SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SonoSim, Inc. today announced that it has entered into an agreement with GE Healthcare, a leading provider of ultrasound technology globally. This collaboration will help accelerate the adoption of bedside ultrasound by medical practitioners by eliminating a historical barrier to its use, and provide an effective training solution to the difficult and complex nature of ultrasound education.
“We’re committed to offering clinicians and healthcare providers not only innovative ultrasound technology but also a comprehensive suite of know-how that enables them to enhance their skills in the use of that technology, ultimately supporting excellent patient care,” said Andy Berthusen, US General Manager, Point of Care Ultrasound at GE Healthcare. “SonoSim’s solution offers training in everything from the basics of scanning to hands-on simulations of real-world, pathologic cases from actual patients – the best way to truly learn.”
The SonoSim Ultrasound Training Solution is a portable, virtual ultrasound training experience, utilizing real patient cases with a broad spectrum of normal and pathologic conditions. The SonoSim® 365 for GE Healthcare provides convenient ultrasound education through integrated didactic instruction, hands-on training, and knowledge assessment.
“Widescale adoption of point-of-care ultrasound may save lives, reduce costs, and improve patient outcomes,” said Derek W. McLeish, President of SonoSim International. “A primary barrier to broader ultrasound usage has been the inability to effectively train new users. The combined efforts of GE Healthcare and SonoSim will provide point-of-care practitioners ultrasound technology and training, which will have a major health impact worldwide.”