GE Healthcare announced it has completed the acquisition of CHCA Computer Systems, an operating room (OR) management and analytics solutions provider, headquartered in Montreal, Canada.
CHCA develops the leading Opera software application, which has helped increase productivity and patient satisfaction in the OR by providing real-time data to support the decision making and management of surgical procedures.
This acquisition aligns with GE’s Industrial Internet strategy and recent commitment to invest in strong, innovative businesses that enhance GE’s software footprint. It marks GE’s second healthcare acquisition in software in 2014, following the acquisition of API Healthcare.
GE Healthcare IT business president and CEO Jan De Witte noted that a key tenet of the company’s Industrial Internet investment is addressing new and pressing operational and productivity challenges facing healthcare.
"In the operating room – the epicenter of today’s hospital – better efficiency in turn benefits patients by reducing waiting times, preventing cancellations, and increasing patient throughput. CHCA’s Opera solution complements our current OR and Perioperative software portfolio and will allow us to deliver a more integrated offering that better connects the workflow throughout the OR, using a mix of software, real-time data and powerful analytics to help drive better outcomes for patients," Witte added.