GE Healthcare’s new solution for information management in ICU departments, the Centricity Clinical Notification System (CNS), notifies the clinicians whenever a programmed event occurs. CNS allows the definition of conditions based on any combination of relevant patient data, e.g. from the different connected devices. The conditions of notifications can be related to clinical events, protocols or data completeness, e.g. if a patient’s blood haemoglobin level is out of the user’s set goal.
The purpose of this technological breakthrough is to help clinicians when evaluating the patient’s health condition by automatically searching available data from the centricity database. CNS then compares the results to user-defined rules and identifies potentially relevant clinical events by bringing them to the user’s attention. Accordingly, ICU staff can check the clinical significance of the notification and follow up on eventually required actions before the situation becomes critical for the patient.