CHI Franciscan launches AI-powered Mission Control hub for care coordination

CHI Franciscan Health, in partnership with GE Healthcare, opened its Mission Control Center, which uses predictive analytics to coordinate patient care across eight of the Tacoma, Wash.-based health system's hospitals, the Kitsap Daily News reports.

The hub of Mission Control is located at the Franciscan Medical Clinic in Gig Harbor, Wash. It reportedly includes a wall of 18 screens, with 12 analytic tiles displaying real-time data from all eight hospitals. Each tile will focus on a specific issue, using artificial intelligence to process the data and make suggestions to improve patient safety and care delivery, balance staff workloads and accelerate the discharge process.

"Not only is it going to help us with our quality and safety, it's also going to fundamentally increase the access to all of our sites, so that when patients need to get into our hospitals or facilities, we have the capacity and capability to bring them in to meet or exceed their expectations," Mary Ragsdale, MSN, RN, board chair of Mission Control, told the Daily News. "We think it will improve the experience and reduce the wait."

CHI Franciscan initially announced the partnership with GE Healthcare in October 2018. It is the first health system in Washington and only the fifth in North America to join GE's Command Center Ecosystem.

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