September 18, 2013 – GE Healthcare, in collaboration with Perkumpulan Obstetri dan Ginekologi Indonesia (POGI), recently initiated the first ultrasound certified competency training designed enhance medical education for OB/GYNs across Indonesia.
The training begins as new standards across the Indonesian healthcare industry now require OB/GYNs to obtain Clinical Privilege, a new certificate needed for public and private practice of ultrasound use in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
In support of the program, GE Healthcare will provide its ultrasound technology including the Voluson E8, Voluson P8 and LOGIQ C5 Premium. GE Healthcare will also provide an educational grant to cover textbooks for trainees and the use of computers during training.
- GE Healthcare is providing ultrasound systems, including the Voluson E8, Voluson P8, and LOGIQ C5 Premium.
Kelompok Kerja (POKJA) Ultrasonografi POGI will be responsible for conducting the training program, which aims to train all of POGI’s members. The training consists of three competency levels: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced.
"After completion of ultrasound competency training, Indonesian OB/GYNs will obtain their competency certification and Clinical Privilege that is essential to enhance their skills and to meet the required standard of competency," said Dr. Nurdadi Saleh, SpOG, Chairman of POGI. "Moreover, Clinical Privilege will strengthen the skills of our OB/GYNs to deliver enhanced patient care."
This collaboration is also part of GE Healthcare’s “AHLI” initiative. AHLI, or the ASEAN Healthcare Learning Institute, is a virtual institution organized by GE Healthcare to fulfill the need of health experts in countries across ASEAN.
"At GE Healthcare, we recognize the critical role healthcare education training plays in delivering quality patient care. Investing in education creates opportunities to improve clinical knowledge, reduce patient risks and provide enhanced patient care, " said Dave Utama, President & CEO of GE Healthcare ASEAN. “We’re thrilled to collaborate with POGI to provide standardized training to the OB/GYN community, bringing better health to more women across Indonesia.”
As part of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals to address the world’s most staggering health and poverty issues, in 2010 GE committed to helping reach these goals, specifically MDGs 4 & 5, which target maternal and infant mortality.
“OBGYNs play a critical role in supporting the Indonesian Government to accelerate the achievement of MDGs 4 & 5. MMR will be reduced through improved quality of patient’s care delivery,” said Dr. Herman Kristanto, MS, SpOG(K), Head of POKJA USG POGI. “As such, education is one of our top priorities at POGI and we’re glad to have GE Healthcare’s support and collaboration to further the clinical skills of our members.”
For more information about POGI, please visit www.pogi.or.id and www.gehealthcare.com