Helping Patients Get Home Sooner

Government of Nova Scotia

21 Jun 2023
According to a news release from the Government of Nova Scotia, the Care Coordination Centre provides real-time information to reduce wait times and provide patients with a better experience. Using GE HealthCare Command Center technology, the new Care Coordination Centre helps care teams manage beds and discharge planning more efficiently, optimize staff and resources, and foster more collaboration across health zones.  

“Nova Scotia Health is undergoing a digital health transformation to be a national and world leader in healthcare,” said Karen Oldfield, President and CEO of Nova Scotia Health. “The Care Coordination Centre is supporting staff and physicians with the information they need to make care decisions more easily – that means they can spend more time providing care rather than co-ordinating it, which is improving patient care and experience.”

Healthcare leaders in Nova Scotia are leveraging innovative solutions to have a positive impact on both patients and providers. “The Care Coordination Centre is the first of its kind in Canada and lays the foundation for Nova Scotia Health and the province to be a world leader as a centre of excellence in artificial intelligence and a learning organization,” shared Gail Tomblin Murphy, Vice-President of Research, Innovation and Discovery, and Chief Nurse Executive, Nova Scotia Health. 

“Care Coordination Centre is not just about access to data, it is about having key clinical and flow co-ordination expertise within the centre so we can create access to the most effective, efficient and relevant care to enhance experience and health outcomes for all Nova Scotians,” she continued. “As a critical care nurse by background, I know the importance of these innovative solutions to support our providers in offering the best possible care to their patients informed by data and evidence,” she explained.