Florida Hospital to build a GE Healthcare, AI-powered command center

Orlando-based Florida Hospital is working with GE Healthcare to build a command center armed with artificial intelligence and predictive analytics to streamline the hospital's clinical operations.

GE Healthcare's command centers — which are in place at a few hospitals including Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Hospital and Toronto, Canada-based Humber River Hospital — have been compared to NASA's mission control. With the goal of coordinating patient care, the center's Wall of Analytics uses data from existing IT systems to apply AI algorithms that can identify ways for staff to better prioritize certain patient care activities, make short-term staffing decisions and proactively mitigate potential bottlenecks.

Florida Hospital is comprised of nine facilities that see a total of 2 million patient visits each year. Its command center will be the largest command center by square footage and will support the largest number of beds and hospital campuses.

"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," said Daryl Tol, president and CEO of Florida Hospital and Adventist Health System's Central Florida Division. "We are excited to partner with GE Healthcare Partners to bring this innovative concept to our care network."

The command center is expected to open in 2019.

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