HIPAA Policy

Purpose of this Notice
GE Healthcare respects the privacy of protected health information and understands the importance of keeping this information confidential and secure. This Notice describes how we protect the confidentiality of the protected health information we receive.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
GE Healthcare maintains a comprehensive system to ensure compliance with applicable provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Since our goal is to provide the highest level of service to our customers and business partners, we want you to know how GE Healthcare complies with the HIPAA directives. Our HIPAA Privacy Policy contains procedures addressing the protection, use and disclosure of protected health information ("PHI"), accounting of disclosures, access by individuals and third parties to PHI, protection of PHI by contractors, business associate agreements and training of employees.

How We Protect Personal Information
We treat personal information securely and confidentially. We limit access to personal information to only those persons who need to know that information to provide support services to our customers. These persons are trained on the importance of safeguarding this information and must comply with our procedures and applicable laws. We employ strict physical, electronic and procedural security standards to protect personal information and maintain internal procedures to promote the integrity and accuracy of that information.

Disclosure of Personal Information
We may use or disclose protected health information to the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") in connection with the reporting of adverse events, product defects or problems, product tracking or for other purposes as required by the FDA. We may use or disclose protected health information during the course of clinical research activities. We may also disclose personal information as required by law.

Individual Rights to Access and Correct Personal Information
We have procedures in place for individuals to have access to protected health information, and procedures in place to ensure the integrity of our information and for the timely correction of incorrect information.

Further Information
GE Healthcare may find it necessary to revise and update its HIPAA Privacy Policy from time to time as changes to the privacy regulations emerge, and will communicate any such changes to our customers and business partners.