Tampa General Hospital (TGH) and GE Healthcare are partnering to advance care coordination, help enhance patient safety and quality, and improve efficiency with a new care coordination centre. The centre will harness predictive analytics to help improve the experience and outcomes for patients, families and hospital staff.
Tampa General Hospital joins a growing ecosystem of such artificial-intelligence-based centers including The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and Humber River Hospital in Toronto. TGH has set aside 9,000-square feet for the Centre, which will open in 2019.
The centre will be powered by GE’s Wall of Analytics, which continually examines data that recommends actions to reduce delays in patient progression, predict and prevent risk, and balance staff workload. The magic of the centre is the combination of artificial and human intelligence to help caregivers achieve more efficient hospital operations.
The centre will house staff members from different hospital departments that will use the artificial intelligence data to improve patient transports, reduce patient wait times, enhance the coordination of services and speed up the discharge process.
“We want to leverage this system to improve efficiency and shorten the time patients are in the hospital by better managing their care,” said John Couris, president and CEO of Tampa General. “This technology will help to reach our goal of providing coordinated patient care after they leave the hospital. We are excited to be working with GE on this project. We believe in GE.”
“Tampa General will be a great partner. They are a highly aligned and focused organization. We expect that will translate to both speed to patient impact and innovation,” adds Jeff Terry of GE Healthcare. “We’re honoured to have Tampa General Hospital join GE’s command centrr community.”
Tampa General Hospital, a 1010-bed non-profit academic medical center, delivers world-class care as the region’s only centre for Level l trauma and comprehensive burn care. It is one of the nation’s busiest adult solid organ transplant centres and is the primary teaching hospital for the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. Advancing medicine through innovation, Tampa General houses a nationally accredited comprehensive stroke centre, an 82-bed Level IV neonatal intensive care unit, and a state-certified spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation centre. For more information, go to www.tgh.org.