We’ve created a near real-time electronic Capacity Management System for all hospitals in the state of Georgia. Based on the innovative system developed by the state of Oregon, the new GHC3 Capacity Management System includes bed types by health system and geographic area with granularity to the individual unit level for each participating hospital.
Implementation includes a simple intake process for four required data elements.
A “bed master” is provided once to describe the complement of beds and units at each hospital.
A comma-separated-value (CSV) formatted flat file, which provides the census of every bed, is generated by each hospital’s EHR and sent every 5 minutes via secure file transfer protocol (SFTP) to a Microsoft Azure data center.
A CSV flat file is generated by each hospital’s EHR and sent every 5 minutes via SFTP to a Microsoft Azure data center that provides the oxygen source of the patient in each bed (without identifying the patient).
An application program interface provides the manually reported ventilator inventory from each hospital twice per day.