GE Technology Powers new AI-Powered Clinical Command Center at AdventHealth

Aug 31, 2019 | AdventHealth, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Health Systems, Provider

$17m Infused into Startup Utilizing Artificial Intelligence to Find Patients for Clinical Trials

AdventHealth, a faith-based, non-profit health care system in Florida operates facilities within nine states across America. The largest Protestant-based health care provider has over 45 hospital campuses and more than 8,200 licensed beds serving more than 5 million patients annually. Their Central Florida Division launched the high-tech command center uses artificial intelligence to help the provider ensure efficient care across nine Central Florida hospitals.

A Major Research Participant

Ultimately clinical research requires the collaboration of providers and the patients they serve. In the case of AdventHealth, they care for 5 million per year. The Florida-based provider conducts many clinical trials. via various divisions including Global Robotics Institute, Functional Brain Mapping, and Brain-Computer Interface Lab, Neuroscience Institute Brain Attack Center and the Dr. Kiran C. Patel Research Institute. They lead hundreds of clinical trials at any given time.

Researchers Should Monitor Provider Technology Investments

TrialSite News values the bold and innovate technological investments of providers, fundamental participants in clinical research ecosystems, in the hopes to improve productivity, safety, and quality. 

Healthcare IT News’ Nathan Eddy reported recently on the artificial intelligence (AI)-based investments of AdventHealth.

The AdventHealth artificial intelligence-driven command center includes algorithms to inform and guide decision-making across a range of practice areas such as the patient transfers between units and facilities, dispatch of ambulances and helicopters and prioritization and the direction of treatment at medical campuses in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties.

The Command Center

The 12,000 square foot center (“Mission Control”) is the largest of its kind worldwide. Staffed 24 hours per day it features 60 monitors continually displaying information such as near-time data feeds such as patient bed status, helicopter, and ambulance status and actual movements. 

Capitalizing on the Data

AI requires data to learn from, to train and to help humans augment decision making. AdventHealth made major investments in real-time data systems to boost outcomes that included the development of analytics dashboards for nurses to enable proactive quality improvement, for example. Machine learning, a type of AI, for example, depends on vast troves of data that AdventHealth was now accumulating.

Bigger Trends and GE

Health provider command centers include teams of professionals utilizing AI to continuously support the optimal delivery of patient care in addition to performance monitoring continuous improvement programs.

The technology involved typically includes software systems utilized by sub-departments within each center including electronic health records, scheduling as well as bed management, business intelligence, and real-time decision-support AI-based tools.

GE Healthcare Provider Command Centers

GE Healthcare promotes a technology-driven offering known as “Command Centers.” Their first AI-based command center was developed at the Judy Reitz Capacity Command Center at Johns Hopkins. Opened in January 2016 and was followed by the Quality Command Centre at Humber River Hospital and System Mission Control at Oregon Health Science University—opened in 2017

GE Healthcare Partners

The global management consulting arm for GE Healthcare, they strive to become a leader in delivering outcomes-based solutions in healthcare via “Performance Partnerships, Command Centre Partnerships, and Consulting Solutions—three areas primed to drive transformational change in healthcare organizations.”

Call to Action: For researchers that are part of healthcare providers are you considering how you can potentially leverage technology investments in AI for the research enterprise? Often electronic health records (EHR) are at the core of AI-driven provider systems as well as for access to patients for clinical trials not to mention data for Real-World data-driven research. Distinct regulatory and compliance drivers create “walls” and “silos” of data within provider systems however there are many ways that new classes of vendors are capitalizing on provider technology for research-driven purposes.


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