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Visit GE's Medical Systems website (www.gehealthcare.com). In context to the major points in chapter 7, define how GE is addressing the needs of their hospital customers by the design of this website. What are they doing right and wrong? Where can they improve?

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//Before discussing about any Organization and its business proceedings, understanding of that Organization is essential. So, to begin with, we will discuss about GE Health Care a unit of General Electric Company.//

GE Health care is an important unit of General Electric Company, which is worth $17 billion. The firm's headquarters are situated at United Kingdom. It employs more than 46,000 people and operates in more than 100 countries worldwide. GE Healthcare provides a wide range of products and services for healthcare providers. These products and services help the providers in proper diagnosis and treatment of cancer, heart diseases, neurological diseases and other conditions. Their expertise is helping the medical practitioners in predicting, diagnosis, information, treatment and monitoring of diseases (GE Healthcare, 2008).

//Above, we discussed about the GE Health Care. Now, we will discuss about the website of GE Health care with an evaluation of its features, which are presented in this website.//

GE Health care website has a special section which is completely focusing on the needs of hospital's customer. It helps the patient in finding solutions to the frequently asked ...

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1. What are the benefits of the just-in-time inventory management sys- tem to Carle's Cath Lab?

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