California NICU deploys GE Centricity
Community Regional, a Fresno, Calif.-based hospital, is going live with GE Healthcare’s Centricity Perinatal system in its level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Community Regional is part of a two-hospital wide area network (WAN) that has used Centricity Perinatal in its labor, delivery and post-partum units since 1998. By expanding use of GE’s clinical information system into the NICU, the hospital’s healthcare staff will be able to upload data from that department into the patent’s EMR.

GE said its Centricity Perinatal allows patient data to be input from all areas of the perinatal care environment. In addition, Centricity Perinatal allows for integration with the hospital information system, which will provide clinicians in the facilities with a neonatal patient's physiological data.