“Family caregivers are the invisible backbone of the healthcare system through their contribution of $25 billion of unpaid care, 2” said Nadine Henningsen, president of the Canadian Caregiver Coalition. “Over the past 15 years, the number of Canadian caregivers has increased by over 5 million, from 2.85 million in 1997 3 to more than eight million in 2012. 4”The Connect RCM patient application also gives patients receiving remote care the opportunity to actively include their family and friends in the care process. Through a separate application, this critical network of family caregivers will have an opportunity to more actively and efficiently participate in the care of their loved ones. “The introduction of Connect RCM is crucial for the Canadian market as healthcare leaders look for better ways to support millions of citizens dealing with chronic conditions,” said Peter Robertson, vice president and general manager of GE Healthcare Canada. “We’re proud to offer Care Innovations’ remote care offerings in Canada.” About Intel-GE Care Innovations™ Intel-GE Care Innovations™ transforms the way healthcare is delivered, connecting people with their care teams and giving them the confidence to live independently wherever they call home. A partnership between Intel and GE, Care Innovations brings a rich history of driving innovation, solving hard problems, and creating new markets. Our products and services help bring healthcare into the home and help people live confidently and engaged in their own health. We offer flexible solutions for managing remote patient care, helping caregivers manage and coordinate family care, and tools to help improve seniors’ safety in their homes and in senior living communities. Visit www.careinnovations.com to learn more. About GE Healthcare GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services to meet the demand for increased access, enhanced quality and more affordable healthcare around the world. GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter - great people and technologies taking on tough challenges. From medical imaging, software & IT, patient monitoring and diagnostics to drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies and performance improvement solutions, GE Healthcare helps medical professionals deliver great healthcare to their patients.
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