General Electric (GE) Healthcare, a provider in the adoption of mobile technology, has demonstrated the extension of its healthcare IT portfolio to mobile devices and tablet computing.

GE featured remote access to its portfolio of electronic medical records (EMRs) for physician practices, including Centricity Advance and Centricity Practice Solution, on the Apple iPad and iPhone.

Centricity Advance and Centricity Practice Solution EMR customers are using a range of mobile devices with internet access to view patient medical records such as history, medication and problem lists, and allergies, helping them reduce potential medical errors.

GE Healthcare Centricity Advance business vice president and general manager Chittaranjan Mallepeddi said by accessing Centricity Advance on the iPad, providers are able to view the patient information and enter clinical notes from the patient appointment room, from home, on the road – wherever makes the most sense and is most convenient.

"Not only are we leading the industry in mobile application development, but we’re making the technology more accessible to physicians looking to adopt an EMR now, with the inclusion of a free iPad for new customers," Mallepeddi said.

Centricity Advance is a web-based EMR solution, built as a true Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud computing platform to make the solution affordable, easy to use and flexible to meet the needs of growing physician practices.