Children’s Mercy Kansas City launches nation’s first pediatric NASA-inspired operations center

Photo of cubicles facing a wall of screens with a sign standing on the left side of image reading 'The PPH journey'

Children’s Mercy Kansas City has launched a first-of-its-kind Patient Progression Hub — a hospital operations center that uses artificial intelligence, predictive analytics and real-time information to optimize care progression and coordination from the time a patient’s admission is requested until they are discharged. The 6,000-square foot hub, inspired by NASA’s mission control center, consists of a video wall with customized analytic apps (or “tiles”) to monitor and manage the flow of patients.

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