GE Healthcare’s Command Center Receives Frost & Sullivan’s Visionary Innovation Award

GE Healthcare’s Command Center Receives Frost & Sullivan’s Visionary Innovation Award

Seoul, October 31, 2018 – GE Healthcare today announced that its Command Center has earned a 2018 Visionary Innovation Award for its strong overall performance in hospital operations from industry research firm Frost & Sullivan.

Frost & Sullivan recognized GE Healthcare’s command center solution as an elegant implementation of a non-healthcare industry best practice adapted to the hospital environment.

GE Healthcare’s Command Center leverages the most advanced technologies, including prescriptive and predictive analytics, machine learning, natural language processing, and computer vision. Actionable information presented on a Wall of Analytics allows hospital mission controllers to make more informed real-time decisions.

In advanced countries, hospitals have already come under mounting demand pressure for more beds along with population aging, adding complexity to hospital operations. As a result, optimization of hospital operations for sustainability and improvement of health care services by increasing efficiency have become an essential task for hospital controllers.

GE Healthcare’s Command Center, which aims to increase the efficiency of hospital operations, generates data from running software, devices and systems, and applies machine learning and AI technology.

It provides a stream of hospital data through an analysis screen and a mobile platform through AI technology and real-time information analysis, enabling timely prediction of risk factors and a guide for prioritization to allow hospital staff to make quick decisions.

This command center was first implemented at Johns Hopkins Hospital in February 2016. Since then, the hospital has reported gains in several areas. The ability to accept patient transfers from other regional and US hospitals has improved by 60%. Ambulances are now dispatched 63 minutes sooner to pick up patients. Patients in the emergency department are assigned a bed 30% faster. Post-operation transfer delays have been reduced by 70%.

GE Healthcare’s Command Center is now implemented at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the US and Humber River Hospital in Toronto, Canada and will be introduced at Bradford Royal Hospital in the UK next year.

“We are honored to be part of GE by receiving this meaningful award from prominent market research firm Frost & Sullivan. GE Healthcare has a broad product and technology portfolio to help healthcare professionals provide better care and we will make every effort to bring this command center solution to Korean hospitals already matching the level in developed countries,” said Francis Van Parys, President & CEO of GE Healthcare Korea.


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