Harlee’s Trip to China

In February, I had the opportunity to visit GE Healthcare Beijing. Beijing is where the GE OEC Brivo C-arm and MiniView Mini C-arm, are manufactured. The purpose of my visit was to give feed back to the Chinese and American engineering teams on what our Texas pain doctors and surgeons want from our C-arms to continue to best meet their clinical and budgetary needs.

This was my first visit to China and I could not have been more impressed with the engineering and marketing teams – a group of smart, young, energetic and extremely hard working men and women. They are the best of the best (this is the picture of the group in their lab).


The picture with the group standing around the equipment are combined members of the Chinese and American teams. The picture of the chefs cooking with the woks was one of the food lines in the GE cafeteria. I can attest to the food, it was delicious.


There is another picture of myself at dinner one evening along with two of our hosts enjoying dinner at a restaurant specializing in “Hot Pot” cooking. There is another picture of myself and Chad Kendell, the V.P. – Americas Surgery Sales (OEC) for GE who invited me to Beijing.


GE OEC INTRODUCES The New “Non-hospital” 9900s for office and ASC

The C-arm that you want, at the price you can afford

If you are the administrator or the physician owner of an ambulatory surgery center you have been faced with a big decision regarding your C-arm purchase – how to balance the needs and wants of your doctors while staying in your budget and all without sacrificing reliability and service. You can now own the market leading GE OEC 9900 Elite in a non-hospital version.

Available in four configurations including our favorite, Super C, GE OEC introduces a 9900 “Lite”. The 9900 your physicians and staff know and ask for, but with hospital relevant features removed. The perfect option for the non hospital facility who needs the market leading GE OEC 9900 Elite Super at budget conscious prices.

AAOS 2017 in San Diego – March 14-18

Come see the ingenious product that helps you see better and be better in Surgery

AAOS 2017
March 14 – 18
San Diego, CA
Exhibit #649

Introducing the OEC Elite MiniView
Changing the mini C-arm experience

Designed to bring more value to surgeons, the OEC Elite™ MiniView™ C-arm is easier to use and allows you to visualize finer details during surgical imaging.

Come and see the MiniView in Booth #649

GE Healthcare and NBA provide analytical data on common spine injuries: 4 thoughts

The NBA and GE Healthcare are issuing a call for proposals for researchers in orthopedics, sports medicine, radiology and other disciplines asking for research and evidence based treatments on myotendinous injuries.

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Doctors are trying to make In Vitro Fertilization Cheaper

Doctors have spent decades trying to make IVF more effective. Now they are trying to make it cheaper. Read about it in The Economist article “An arm and a leg for a fertilised egg”.

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Top 10 Benefits of Ownership

GE OEC Benefits of Ownership

  1. OEC has made and sold over 33,000 new C-arms. 7 out of 10 US surgeons use OEC C-arms today.
  2. OEC has a 100% Uptime Guarantee during the warranty period – we will extend the warranty by one month for each full day of downtime during the weekday period.
  3. OEC’s C-arms earn up to four times more in resale value than competitive C-arms.
  4. OEC has 195 Field Service Engineers, with an average of over 15 years of experience who service only OEC equipment .
  5. OEC’s 60 Clinical Imaging Specialists are certi ed in applications training and have an 18-year average tenure as radiologic technologists.
  6. OEC is the only C-arm supported with a Clinical Call Center providing live Clinical Imaging Support.
  7. OEC is the only major brand of C-arms made in the USA – you will have any needed repair parts delivered within 24 hours 96% of the time.
  8. OEC’s independent customer satisfaction scores for Service say that we exceed expectations for 97% of all customers.
  9. OEC trains over 4,000 surgeons a year in clinical workshops.
  10. OEC is part of healthymagination, GE’s commitment to spend $6B to improve healthcare across the globe by reducing costs, improving quality and increasing access to healthcare