GE Healthcare enters Home Healthcare Market in India

GE Healthcare, the US$17 billion healthcare business of General Electric Company today announced its entry into the Home Healthcare Market in India through introduction of sleep care and home respiratory care solutions.  The home health solutions are added through acquisition of Vital Signs Inc. and its subsidiary Breas Medical AB.

Vital Signs is a global provider of medical products applicable to a wide range of care areas such as anesthesia, respiratory, sleep therapy and emergency medicine. Vital Signs has a broad product portfolio of innovative single-patient use products which offer significant cost advantages and improved patient care features, including reducing the likelihood of transmitting infections from one patient to another. Single patient-use technologies contribute to a reduction in patient mortality through limiting hospital-acquired infections. Vital Signs products will highly complement GE Healthcare’s leading anesthesia delivery, patient monitoring and acute respiratory offerings.

“Home Healthcare is largely untapped, while at the same time, a fast growing market in India. This global acquisition is consistent with GE’s strategy to invest in high technology, innovative businesses that deliver top-line growth and earnings expansion.  This acquisition takes us one step closer to our vision

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