About UsCore Purpose and Values

Core Purpose and Values

“Responsive Innovation is in our DNA. It defines GD’s culture – who we are and what we do.”  Curt Bashford, President & CEO

 

Community Paramedicine Innovation Team

GD exists to improve the health and wellbeing of the public at large by providing technology solutions to public safety responders and health care providers. It accomplishes this through Responsive Innovation – a core value.  “Responsive Innovation” defines GD – who we are and what we do.  GD believes in challenging the status quo.  We do this by responding to changing needs with innovative solutions that are well-designed and simple to use for the benefit of the public, communities, responders and care providers alike.  Our innovative spirit continues to push the envelope with nextgen communications and mobile solutions and an eye to the future.

For more than a quarter century, GD continues to be the leader in EMS-hospital communications and mobile telemedicine systems, connecting care providers nationwide and handling thousands of calls daily.  GD innovations combine speed, simplicity and reliability to improve preparedness and provide better patient care through sharing and documenting critical information among medical and public safety teams. Product innovations include the CAREpoint™ Workstation used by hospital emergency departments to manage all EMS-hospital communications on a single interoperable, easy-to-use device; and e-Bridge™ Mobile Telemedicine apps, which enable the sharing of real-time, HIPAA-secure voice, texts, photos, videos and streaming video from smartphones, tablets and PCs between EMS, mobile integrated health-community paramedicine, hospitals and public safety entities.

GD is based in Ridgefield, NJ.  Visit general-devices.com to learn more.

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GD innovations combine speed, simplicity and reliability to improve preparedness and provide better patient care through sharing and documenting critical information among medical and public safety teams.


CORE PURPOSE:

To improve the health and well being of the public at large, by providing Responsive Innovation for public safety responders and care providers.

Public Safety communications CORE VALUES:

  • Embrace Responsive Innovation
  • Be All-In
  • Be part of a Fun, Diverse team

 

GD is registered with the FDA as a medical device manufacturer and employs a quality management system to ensure compliance with design and manufacturing requirements. All design, manufacturing, sales and support are managed from our New Jersey headquarters with our experienced and dedicated team. We are located in Northern New Jersey close to the George Washington Bridge. It itelehealth in usas convenient to Interstates 80 & 95 and less than 30 minutes from Newark Airport. If you are visiting the NJ/NY metropolitan area, we invite you to pay us a visit. We enjoy giving the tour and you’ll get to meet the people behind the voices.  Also, we welcome any suggestions as to how we can better
serve your needs, please feel free to contact a member of Team GD to share your thoughts and ideas to evoke our Responsive Innovation.

GD FDA Statement:

GD (General Devices) is committed to comply with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements. GD has implemented policies, processes and procedures designed to ensure compliance with FDA regulations, and rules.
As a medical device developer, GD is registered as a manufacturer and complies with the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) regulations for medical device manufacturers 21 CFR 820, and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) 21 CFR 110. As such, GD’s facilities, processes and systems are inspected by the FDA regularly.
GD FDA Establishment Registration Number: 2244646

GD HIPAA Statement:

GD (General Devices) is committed to comply with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy, Security, and Electronic Transaction standards. GD has implemented policies, processes and procedures designed to ensure compliance with Federal and State information security laws, regulations, and rules.
As GD (General Devices) devices and systems typically connect to hospital (Covered Entities) IP/data networks and may involve the transmission, exchange, or management of data which may contain electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI); GD’s data management design and practices are compliant to the HIPAA Security Rule (45 CFR 160, and Subparts A and C of 164), and the HITECH Act of 2009 as applicable to our business and offerings.
Integrating Administrative, Physical and Technical Safeguards (required by the Security Rule), our company, products, and messaging and communication platforms are geared with the intent to protect the confidentiality of ePHI.

*e-Bridge connectivity: e-Bridge desktop is compatible with devices that have standard USB Video Class (UVC) outputs such as, USB Web cameras, USB Otoscopes, USB ultrasound probes, etc.