SOURCE: Allocade Inc.

Allocade Inc.

September 20, 2010 09:30 ET

Children's Hospital Boston Plans to Deploy On-Cue Software Solution From Allocade Throughout Entire Radiology Department

Hospital Uses Artificial Intelligence System to Advance Pediatric Care

MENLO PARK, CA--(Marketwire - September 20, 2010) -  Allocade, Inc., the developer of healthcare's most advanced tools to orchestrate patient flow, today announced that Children's Hospital Boston plans to expand implementation of the On-Cue® Operations Management Software suite throughout its Radiology Department. Children's Hospital Boston originally deployed On-Cue in the hospital's Interventional Radiology (IR) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) areas, and worked closely with Allocade to ensure that the application met the complex needs of a pediatric site.

On-Cue is powered by an Artificial Intelligence engine, which automatically adapts to disruptions as they occur. This generates the industry's only Dynamic Patient Itinerary -- a real time list of each patient's procedures and related preparatory tasks.

"On-Cue helped to make our processes for communication more efficient," said Sharon Silk, M.P.H., director, radiology quality management and operations improvement, Children's Hospital Boston. "The new system offers an easy way to capture meaningful metrics, which are necessary for making operational improvements."

"As a communication tool, the impact of implementing On-Cue was apparent immediately," said Richard L. Robertson, Jr., M.D., acting radiologist-in-chief, Children's Hospital Boston. "Within the first hours of go-live, the number of telephone calls between the control room and reading room decreased dramatically. The ability to see patient status at a glance and communicate directly with the technologists performing the exam allows the radiologists to focus on image interpretation, which leads to greater efficiency in patient turnover."

The On-Cue core technology was conceived by Don Rosenthal, founder and chief technology officer of Allocade. At NASA, Rosenthal led the Artificial Intelligence Applications Group in the NASA Ames Research Center. He was also part of the team that developed the dynamic rescheduling software that optimally utilized the limited resources on the Hubble Space Telescope. The company's patented Schedule Repair™ technology augments information already available in Hospital Information Systems (HIS), Radiology Information Systems (RIS) and Electronic Medical Record Systems (EMR), by adding a layer of intelligence to these systems.

About Allocade, Inc.
Allocade Inc., headquartered in Menlo Park, Calif., is a healthcare software company that develops tools to intelligently optimize patient flow throughout the hospital. The company's first product is the On-Cue Hospital Operations Management system. Allocade's management team includes former top executives from NASA Ames Research Center, Fujifilm Corporation, and Stentor. For more information about Allocade and the On-Cue Software Solution, visit

On-Cue is a registered trademark of Allocade, Inc.

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