GE-USOC deal gives boost on health technology

General Electric extended its sponsorship with the U.S. Olympic Committee through 2020 in a deal that provides U.S. team doctors with groundbreaking technology to manage the health care of the athletes.

 

The deal, financial terms of which were not disclosed, will put thousands of pages of medical records into a computerized database that will replace hundreds of pallets of paper records that used to have to be transported to the Olympics on a ship several weeks before the games.

 

The Centricity Practice Solution will put the athletes’ medical history at the fingertips of the USOC’s top doctor, Bill Moreau, and other staff. It will make it easier to keep track of their diets and determine if an injured or sick athlete is allergic to a certain medicine