Newly acquired API Healthcare launches new software

Hartford-based API Healthcare, which was recently acquired by GE Healthcare, has announced the launch of new staffing and scheduling software that integrates directly with the Electronic Health Record (EHR).

The “Patient Classification Clinical Information Interface” software solution enables staff to better manage and predict workload and skill requirements, the company said.

“The Patient Classification Solution is a data-driven system built on validated and peer reviewed methodology,” said Rick Robinson, RN, BSN, BA, BS, Patient Classification Product Manager, API Healthcare, A GE Healthcare Company. “The Clinical Interface continuously integrates and evaluates relevant information from three sources; clinical charting, physician orders and medication administration data, to proactively match the right skill set with the right patient, resulting in real-time staffing decisions.”

“API Healthcare has invested years of research and development into revamping the perception of acuity by putting evidence-based medicine into effect with the Patient Classification Solution,” said Karlene Kerfoot, Vice President of Nursing, API Healthcare, A GE Healthcare Company. “We have a long history of innovation in this space, and today we are pleased to provide the missing link by seamlessly evaluating patient care needs from critical databases such as the EHR, to accurately determine a patient’s acuity level.”

GE’s acquisition of API Healthcare was completed on Feb. 13. API’s offerings will expand GE Healthcare’s current Hospital Operations Management portfolio, which gives hospitals real-time access to operational data.

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