4. GE Healthcare
$10.9 million in research payments to doctors and teaching hospitals (2018)
Big 100 rank: 4
GE Healthcare does not disclose R&D spending in annual 10-K reports
0.1% of annual revenue ($19,784,000,000)
“We invest in research and development every year to improve our offerings that empower healthcare providers and ultimately impact patient lives,” a GE Healthcare spokesperson said in an email. “We routinely partner and work alongside academic and clinical collaborators with integrity, in alignment with our strategic innovation and research needs. Our efforts to optimize new and existing technologies in real-world clinical settings through this collaboration help us deliver sound solutions for today’s unmet clinical needs.”
Top doctor payments
The top five payments to doctors in the U.S. totaled $3,357 and went toward studying the effects of Visipaque contrast media on renal function in adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage III or IV who have undergone endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR).
Top teaching hospital payments
The top five payments to teaching hospitals in the U.S. totaled $966,783 and went toward research involving imaging devices.
- $453,642 associated with the development of informatics tools and technologies to support machine-learning development and deployments;
- $162,100 for an ultrasound device study exploring the implementation of Invenia ABUS (automated whole breast ultrasound) and a prospective study evaluating the efficacy of ABUS as an adjunctive screening modality for the detection of breast cancer;
- $149,300 related to another Invenia study;
- $101,250 associated with a core imaging study that explores iodinated oral contrast media concentration optimization for low KVP/KEV CT scanning;
- $100,491 for the development of informatics tools and technologies to support machine learning development and deployments.