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Date
25 Nov 2010
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IOC News , Marketing

Worldwide TOP Partner GE and VANOC Awarded


Worldwide TOP Partner GE and the Vancouver Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games (VANOC) won 2010 Information Technology Association of Canada’s (ITAC) “Project Implementation Team of the Year” honours.

The award was given in recognition of the GE Healthcare technology used by the athletes at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games - including the first use of an imaging information system.

“This was the first official use of this type of technology solution in Canada”, said Peter Robertson, General Manager of GE Healthcare Canada. “The system provided real-time access to the latest information and images when treating athletes.  The clinician's ability to connect to other automated systems and health facilities reduced or eliminated the need to transport athletes for medical advice, and ultimately supported decision making regarding return to competition.” 

“Partnering with a proven healthcare IT company was paramount to the successful implementation of this complex, multi-stakeholder project," said Dr. Jack Taunton, Chief Medical Officer of VANOC. “This award is testament to the calibre of the team members who worked tirelessly to deliver the project on time and on budget.”

Read the full GE Healthcare press release

Find out more about the 2010 Information Technology Association of Canada’s (ITAC) “Project Implementation Team of the Year”

For more information on GE, and the Worldwide TOP Partners, contribution to staging the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games please see the IOC’s Vancouver 2010 Marketing Report.

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