GE's latest ad features Hugo Weaving reprising his famed role as Agent Smith from The Matrix to introduce consumers to GE's connected hospitals model which the company has dubbed the Industrial Internet. GE is rolling out a series of initiatives to add Internet connectivity and big data to medical devices in hospitals to augment patient monitoring and to assist hospital staff. The promise is for more efficiency, better patient montioring, and reduced times in waiting rooms.

April 12, 2013

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GE's Connected Hospitals are like 'The Matrix' – Just ask Agent Smith

GE's latest ad features Hugo Weaving reprising his famed role as Agent Smith from The Matrix to introduce consumers to GE's connected hospitals model, which the company has dubbed the Industrial Internet. GE is rolling out a series of initiatives to add Internet connectivity and big data to medical devices in hospitals to augment patient monitoring and to assist hospital staff. The promise is for more efficiency, better patient montioring, and reduced times in waiting rooms.

Patients at GE connected hospitals may also want to learn kung-fu...just in case.

 

  -Chris Wiltz is the Associate Editor of MD+DI Related Content GE to Create Robotic Hospital System to Assist with Sterilization Philip’s Orb Offers Hospitals A New Vision for ICU Assessments Hospital Delivery Robots: Solving a Problem or Pushing a New Market Opportunity?

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