17 October 2019 | News
In collaboration with Premier Inc.
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GE Healthcare and Premier Inc. have announced a collaboration to develop a model to bring a same-day breast cancer diagnosis and treatment model to the United States. A similar model has already proven effective at the Gustave Roussy Cancer Campus in France.
Launched in 2004, the One-Stop Clinic at the Gustave Roussy Institute in France offers a coordinated patient journey from the initial appointment through diagnosis and treatment plan in one place, on one day and with one team. With a multimodality approach that includes the GE Healthcare Senographe Pristina™ mammography system, SenoBright™ Contrast Enhanced Spectral Mammography (CESM) and biopsy, the program has proven to be successful, with an 80 percent patient satisfaction rating.
To support the effort, Premier conducted a Rapid Evidence Review, one of the first comprehensive evaluations of expedited diagnosis for patients with breast cancer. Based on the results of the first phase of the collaboration, GE Healthcare and Premier will next evaluate the potential and merits associated with adopting the One-Stop Clinic model in the United States. The companies have convened an advisory board to provide insight on the One-Stop Clinic model, as well as guidance and counsel on best approaches to redesign it for the U.S. market.