The agreement between UPMC and GE Healthcare leverages UPMC’s strength in developing and operating oncology centers that offer advanced diagnosis and radiotherapy treatments close to patients’ homes and GE’s expertise and presence in international markets as a global provider of medical equipment. Key factors will include the availability of a suitable local partner, regulatory requirements and patient volumes.
Reinaldo Garcia, President and CEO at GE Healthcare International said, The global burden of cancer continues to increase. We are pleased to support UPMC’s worthy initiative and share its vision of improving access to high-quality healthcare delivery. Our aim is to bring quality care to developing and developed regions of the world, enabling the transformation of healthcare delivery from being reactive – when diseases are diagnosed late and could be more difficult to treat, to a proactive ‘Early Health’ model of care – possibly preventing disease before it happens, with earlier diagnosis and accurate follow-up.