Providing quality patient care through advanced technology that tracks the process, and progress, from the time someone is admitted to the hospital through to the completion of their treatment, will place Tampa General Hospital (TGH) within an elite category of medical care providers.

By partnering with GE Healthcare, a well established, leading provider of medical imaging equipment, TGH enters into a new era of patient care next year when it opens a care coordination center staffed by employees drawn from a cross-section of hospital departments. 

With the assistance of state-of-the-art technology, computer analysis of real-time data collected from each patient will create a comprehensive analysis of their current condition. Through on-going reviews of that information, the system should enable caregivers to provide better quality service and improve efficiencies for patient care.

At the core of this massive effort to better coordinate patient care is GE’s Wall of Analytics that harnesses artificial intelligence (AI) and matches it with human experience and expertise to  continuously examine and assess “data that recommends actions to reduce delays in patient progression, predict and prevent risk and balance staff workload.”

“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 honored to have Tampa General Hospital join GE’s command center community.”

Similar AI care coordination centers are already integrated into patient protocol at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and Humber River Hospital in Toronto

Tampa General Hospital, a 1010-bed non-profit academic medical center, delivers world-class care as the region’s only center for Level l trauma and comprehensive burn care. It is one of the nation’s busiest adult solid organ transplant centers 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 center, an 82-bed Level IV neonatal intensive care unit, and a state-certified spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation center.

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