N.J. provider adopts GEs hospital workflow solution

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Virtua Healthcare in Marlton, N.J., is adopting GE Healthcare’s AgileTrac Asset Manager and Enterprise Capacity Management Solution, an automated workflow solution that allows healthcare staff to track a patient’s inpatient experience, as well as manage the hospital’s assets.

GE said its AgileTrac system leverages Real-Time Location System technology to help hospitals manage inventory and automate inpatient workflow. Flat-screen monitors with visualization software will be located throughout the hospital in units like the ER, where doctors and nurses can use touch-screen features to see where patients, staff and equipment are located and receive alerts that notify personnel when a patient is ready for the next step in the care cycle.

A non-profit organization, Virtua employs 8,400 clinical and administrative personnel and approximately 1,800 physicians serve as medical staff members.