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June 5, 2018updated 16 Jun 2018 5:30pm

Florida Hospital, GE Healthcare to build command centre in Florida

Florida Hospital has partnered with GE Healthcare Partners, a management consultancy firm, to design and build a high-tech command centre to transform clinical operations at the hospital sites in Central Florida.

Florida Hospital has partnered with GE Healthcare Partners , a management consultancy firm, to design and build a high-tech command centre to transform clinical operations at the hospital sites in Central Florida.

This centre will make use of predictive analytics to help hospital staff  provide safe, and optimised clinical operations.

The command centre will function just as NASA’s mission control, but will focus on managing patient care delivery at the nine hospital locations in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties.

Every year, these nine hospitals handle above 2,000,000 patient visits.

Leveraging the existing IT systems, the command centre’s Wall of Analytics gathers data from several systems and then applies artificial intelligence algorithms to spot difficulties. This will enable staff to prioritise patient-care activities and discharges, make short-term staff decisions and solve potential problems even before they occur.

The technology will expedite required patient care and reduce wait times. In addition, providers can streamline their services in critical clinical situations, using near real-time data.

Florida Hospital has joined an ecosystem of similar centres including and Humber River Hospital and The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore in Toronto.

Florida Hospital and Adventist Health System’s Central Florida Division president & CEO Daryl Tol said: “Florida Hospital prides itself on utilizing innovative technology to provide the best possible care for our patients. Our goal is to improve the patient experience, enabling caregivers to spend more time with their patients while making care decisions more easily and quickly.

“We are excited to partner with GE Healthcare Partners to bring this innovative concept to our care network.”

The command centre will be built in a centralised location so that it can serve operations of Florida Hospital across the region. It is expected to commence operations next year.

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