GE touts $40M savings with Command Center

By AuntMinnie.com staff writers

October 30, 2020 -- Tampa General Hospital has reported saving $40 million by reducing inefficiencies across its healthcare system since adopting GE Healthcare's Command Center Software last August.

Tampa General used software to set up a CareComm command center that helped the enterprise operate at maximum occupancy, decrease average length of stay by eliminating 20,000 excess days, and reduce emergency room diversion by 25%. CareComm also created a digital twin of patient flow at the hospital that was used to reallocate nursing unit capacities and adjust the surgical block schedule. The changes equate to 30 beds of additional capacity, according to the hospital.

GE discussed the Command Center concept in its booth at RSNA 2019. The software uses 20 artificial intelligence (AI) applications called Tiles to provide real-time actionable information. The Tiles include Patient Manager, Capacity Snapshot, Surgical Tube Map, Observation Manager, Discharge Barriers, Imaging Expediter, and more.

Tampa General Hospital is co-leading a statewide collaboration, the Florida Capacity System, with other Florida health systems and GE Healthcare to manage beds, ventilators, and COVID-19 hospitalizations in near-time. The cloud-based system is already live and will help to manage the pandemic as well as hurricanes and other challenges in the future, the hospital added.


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