Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

GE integrates AI into patient monitoring

Steve Rogerson
June 19, 2019

GE Healthcare is integrating its Carescape near-real-time patient monitoring network with the Voyance AIOps artificial intelligence platform from California-based Nyansa.
The arrangement provides analytics for biomed and IT professionals to address the increasingly complex mission-critical networks and network-connected patient care devices.
The Voyance AIOps is an AI-based platform for network and device performance management. GE Healthcare will now become the sole distributor of the IOps platform in health care facilities primarily dedicated to patient care, providing integrated sales and support of the complete Carescape-Voyance combination.
Additionally, GE Healthcare and Nyansa will collaborate on product and technology roadmap to bring to market network-optimisation services during the course of the multi-year agreement.
"The role of the health care CIO and biomed is rapidly changing, requiring a new approach to integrating the latest device technology with IT infrastructure," said Gerois Di Marco, general manager at Illinois-based GE Healthcare. "What the industry has lacked is visibility across biomed and IT disciplines to effectively manage performance and utilisation of critical care assets at the scale required across wireless and wired networks."
As digital transformation within health care takes hold, the widespread adoption of medical devices, monitoring equipment and patient record systems requires a different approach that ensures high levels of device performance and operational assurance using big data network analytics and machine learning technologies that help speed patient care and enhance operation of critical network-connected systems.
GE Healthcare is familiar with the evolution of IT infrastructure in the industry. Modern medical devices and clinical communication devices are increasingly deployed on wireless networks as mobility is essential for effective patient care and clinician productivity.
The Voyance AIOps platform provides detailed analytics at the device level and across the network from access to application. This provides biomed and IT teams the necessary visibility and a single source of truth to manage device connectivity, performance and use.
"Our collaboration with GE Healthcare will remove roadblocks for CIOs and make them more responsive as they navigate the unique challenges of the health care digital transformation," said Abe Ankumah, co-founder and CEO of Nyansa. "Our expertise in device and network performance, and AI-based analytics, is an ideal complement to the mission critical Carescape platform, and further validates the value of our AIOps. Together we deliver a win for clinicians and patients as well as the business."
The Voyance AIOps platform constantly analyses every client network transaction, correlating these data across every layer of the network to ensure a better user and device performance in real time and historically.
"There is untapped potential in optimising health care networks for all hospital needs, tying together clinicians, biomed devices and the network infrastructure to deliver a better patient experience," said Di Marco. "Clinicians get reliable real-time data access from anywhere, organisations can maximise the utilisation of expensive critical assets, and incident response or troubleshooting is greatly simplified."
End-to-end analytics, powered by AI and machine learning, provide visibility and actionable network-optimisation recommendations for every device and client connected to healthcare networks – the backbone for real-time patient monitoring.
Voyance is in use by a number of healthcare users such as Mission Healthcare and Northeast Georgia Health System. It is a full-stack, vendor-agnostic, cloud-based user performance management platform.
Nyansa is a Silicon Valley based innovator of IT analytics software technology. Venture-backed by Intel Capital and Formation |8, the company was founded in September 2013.
With Voyance, organisations can automate the end-to-end analysis and correlation or critical infrastructure data to improve the productivity and performance of end devices on the wired or wireless network.
The public SaaS IT analytics service analyses user network traffic from over 12 million client devices across over 100 customer sites such as Tesla, Uber, Lululemon, Home Depot, MuleSoft, SF International Airport, Stanford and Mission Healthcare.
Purpose built for quantifying the user experience within increasingly mobile enterprise network environments. Voyance analyses every wired and wireless client network transaction in real time and over time. With Voyance, organisations can proactively predict client problems, optimise their network and justify infrastructure changes based on actual user, network and application data. This serves to improve user productivity while reducing the time and expense related to optimising IT network operations from the client to the cloud.