GE Healthcare made an equity investment in SonoSim, a provider of ultrasound education and training. The partnership will offer enhanced education services across medical disciplines from women’s health and cardiology to point of care and primary care.

As ultrasound continues to grow in all medical fields, GE Healthcare says it’s critical clinicians are properly trained on the systems to effectively and efficiently tend to their patients– particularly in critical situations. Yet, access to proper training and educational resources remains a barrier for new – and even existing experienced – ultrasound users.

SonoSim provides scalable technology to train medical professionals and students in ultrasonography, using real-patient cases spanning a broad spectrum of normal and pathologic conditions. The portable SonoSim® Ultrasound Training Solution is a comprehensive laptop-based ultrasound training platform that offers a curriculum of 65+ cloud-based courses, image acquisition and interpretation training using the SonoSimulator®, and performance tracking.

“At GE Healthcare, we are committed to not only providing clinicians the most advanced ultrasound technology but also pairing it with high quality training and educational resources necessary to advance patient care, and reach new users,” said Rob Walton, general manager of Primary Care Ultrasound at GE Healthcare.  “With SonoSim’s hands-on training, our hope is that the clinician will be able to spend more time focused on improving patient care.”

GE Healthcare and SonoSim will showcase these offerings this week at the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Conference in San Diego, California.