May 17, 2020

Florida Hospital and GE Healthcare Partners are transforming clinical care across Central Florida

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It has been announced that Florida HospitalandGE Healthcare Partnersare set to collaborate in the design and construction of a new command center to tra...

It has been announced that Florida Hospital and GE Healthcare Partners are set to collaborate in the design and construction of a new command center to transform clinical operations across Central Florida. The high-tech center will be the first of its kind in the region, and harness predictive analytics to support hospital staff to deliver quality, safe, and optimised clinical operations across all locations.

Stretching across 26 hospitals, Florida Hospital provides an array of health service and houses a number of internationally recognised programmes – from cardiology, women’s medicine and neurosciences, to orthopaedics, diabetes and transplant and advanced surgical facilities.

Through the partnership, the duo will further bring together advisory services, advanced analytics, and a world-renowned approach to individual and group change acceleration.

The command centre will enable the orchestration of patient care across nine Florida Hospital campuses in Orange, Seminole, and Osceola counties. Together, these hospitals handle over 2mn patient visits each year, leading Florida Hospital to become one of the US’ largest non-profit health systems.

The command centre’s Wall of Analytics will leverage existing IT systems, where the platform will source data from multiple systems and apply artificial intelligence algorithms to spot any discrepancies, enabling staff to prioritise patient-care activities and discharges, support short-term staffing decisions, and mitigate potential bottlenecks.

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Such command-centre technology has also been found to reduce wait times and expedite needed patient care. Additionally, by using near real-time data, providers can streamline processes in time-sensitive clinical situations.

Florida Hospital’s Command Center (FHCC) will achieve the distinction of being the largest health-care command centre (square footage) supporting the largest number of beds and hospital campuses. Analytic “tiles” in the FHCC will leverage learning from the other centres and break new ground in using artificial intelligence to constantly help caregivers.

“Florida Hospital prides itself on utilising 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,” explained Daryl Tol, President & 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.”

“Command Centre staff using advanced analytics in a purpose-built space will help caregivers help patients, all the time. The combination of human and artificial intelligence is what’s so powerful,” added Jeff Terry, CEO of Command Centres for GE Healthcare. “Florida Hospital is so advanced in many ways. We’re honoured for them to join GE’s command centre community.”

The command center will be built in a centralised location to serve Florida Hospital operations across the region. It is expected to open in 2019.

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Jun 21, 2021

Dubai's new smart neuro spinal hospital: need to know

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The brand new Neuro Spinal Hospital and Radiosurgery Centre has opened in Dubai. We take a look at what this smart hospital offers. 

We take a look at Dubai's new smart hospital. 

What: The Neuro Spinal Hospital and Radiosurgery Centre is a new hospital featuring state-of-the-art technology for spinal, neurosurgical, neurological, orthopaedic, radiosurgery and cancer treatments. The 700 million AED hospital, (equivalent to £138 million), has 114 beds, smart patient rooms, and green spaces for patient rehabilitation, and is four times the capacity of its former premises in Jumeirah.   It is also the UAE’s first hospital to have surgical robots. 

Where: The hospital is located in the Dubai Science Park. Founded in 2005,  Dubai Science Park is home to more than 350 companies from multinational corporations in life sciences, biotechnology and research; over 4,000 people work here each day. 

Who: The UAE's Neuro Spinal Hospital and Radiosurgery Centre was first established in Jumeirah in 2002 by Dr. Abdul Karim Msaddi, as the first as the first "super-specialty" neuroscience hospital. 

Why: With advanced diagnosis and robotics, the hospital will provide care across neuroscience, spine, orthopaedics and oncology for people residing in the UAE, as well as international patients.  

Prof. Abdul Karim Msaddi, Chairman and Medical Director of the hospital, said: “We are proud to bring world-class healthcare services to Dubai and believe our  next-generation hospital will be a game-changer for the emirate’s and the region’s medical industry.

"It will not only significantly increase the availability of specialist neuroscience and radiosurgery treatments and provide better patient care but help attract and develop local and international talent. Investing in the new centre represents our continued faith in the resilience of the region’s economy, as well as a testament to our ongoing drive towards healthcare innovation in the UAE.”

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