Michael J. “Mike” Harsh is Vice President
and Chief Technology Officer for GE Healthcare, a $17 billion division of General Electric that helps its customers to
deliver better care to more people around the world at a lower cost. GE
Healthcare consists of diverse businesses including medical imaging and
information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, technologies
facilitating drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, and
performance improvement and performance solutions services.
Mike leads the global Science and Technology Organization for GE
Healthcare, focusing its research and development teams on creating and
sustaining innovative diagnostics, healthcare IT, and life sciences product
offerings that reduce
healthcare costs, improve healthcare quality, and increase patient access to
Mike began his career at GE in 1979 as an electrical design
engineer in nuclear imaging, and subsequently held numerous design and
engineering management positions with X-ray, Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance
Imaging (MRI), Patient Monitoring, and Information Technologies.
Subsequently, Mike was named Global Technology Leader - Imaging
Technologies Lab at the GE Global Research Center, where he led the research
for imaging technologies across the company as well as the research associated
with computer visualization/image analysis and superconducting systems. Mike
was named an officer of the General Electric Company in November 2006.
Mike received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from
Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and he holds numerous U.S. patents
in the field of medical imaging and instrumentation.