Statewide Real-Time Tracking of Beds and Ventilators in Oregon

US National Library of Medicine

11 Jun 2020
In 2020, the state of Oregon was able to rapidly deploy a regional capacity management system to provide real-time monitoring of bed and ventilator capacity across the entire state. Through a collaboration across health systems, health authorities, and GE HealthCare, the team built upon the technology already being used at the Mission Control Command Center at Oregon Health & Science University to create an automated bed and resource tracking system that is updated every five minutes. 

This report in the Critical Care Explorations Journal takes a closer look at:
  • Why this technology is so critical in Oregon and how it can be used in other regions
  • How Oregon was able to deploy the technology in just 2-3 weeks
  • The digital connection between various types of hospitals across the state to a central data center
  • The methodology for simplifying and synchronizing the intake of data elements from participating hospitals 
  • How the data is displayed, including drilling and filtering capabilities
  • The step-by-step process for developing the shared vision, including the roles of health system leaders, a philanthropic organization, health authorities, and technology partner GE HealthCare
Read the peer-reviewed article to learn more.