SOURCE: Allocade, Inc.

Allocade, Inc.

November 30, 2011 09:30 ET

Medical City Dallas Hospital Expands Allocade's On-Cue Artificial Intelligence Command & Control System to Include Nursing

On-Cue Nursing View Streamlines Communication Between Radiology and Inpatient Units for Improved Coordination of Care

MENLO PARK, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 30, 2011) - Allocade, Inc., developer of the healthcare industry's only expert software system that manages changes to the daily schedule, announced today that Medical City Dallas Hospital has expanded their On-Cue® Artificial Intelligence Command and Control System to include the On-Cue Nursing View. Medical City Dallas Hospital first installed On-Cue in September 2009, which was the first installation of Allocade's software system in Texas. Today, the software system is accessible throughout the Radiology Department, in one adult telemetry inpatient unit and the congenital heart surgery unit at Medical City Children's Hospital, a world class children's hospital.

"On-Cue provides Medical City Dallas Hospital with a solution that has resulted in significantly improved systemization and communication within a complex Radiology Department," said Scott Schmidly, COO, Medical City. "As we constantly look to improve our efficiency, this system has resulted in real benefits to our patients. We believe that by expanding the deployment of On-Cue, enabling viewing and communication with our nursing units, we will dramatically improve collaboration between caregivers furthering our efforts to provide exceptional care 'always'."

The On-Cue Nursing View provides nurses with immediate, up-to-date information about what is happening with imaging procedures for patients in their unit. Prior to this, nurses in the inpatient units were communicating with the Imaging departments via phone and pagers to provide patient information and obtain status of procedures. With the On-Cue Nursing View, caregivers can now view up-to-date start times for patients' imaging procedures on the On-Cue network and communicate directly with the Radiology Department using the Live Chat tool. Information can be simultaneously shared between all caregivers regarding patient transport status, lab values, status of steps needed to prepare patients for the exam and any additional pertinent notes.

The On-Cue System is based on real-time planning systems originally used by NASA for the Hubble Space Telescope. Allocade successfully harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to solve patient flow problems that hospitals face every day. The On-Cue System monitors the procedural department's complex environment for any changes that impact daily operation and makes decisions that optimize the use of resources, maintain patient flow and achieve operational goals within seconds.

"We are thrilled that Medical City Dallas Hospital has expanded On-Cue to further realize the benefits our system can offer for improved coordination of care and streamlined efficiencies, specifically for inpatient units where nurses can access and take full advantage of the On-Cue system," said Gary Wright, president and CEO, Allocade, Inc. "On-Cue has proven to be especially beneficial where collaboration across the multiple caregivers is necessary for high-quality patient care. From my personal experience as a nurse in the intensive care unit, I understand the importance of communication and transparency throughout the hospital. On-Cue enables nurses and unit coordinators to view and send information with almost no disruption to workflow, providing them with more opportunity for hands-on time with their patients," continued Wright.

Allocade is showcasing the On-Cue System at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 97th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting at McCormick Place in Chicago, November 27-December 2, 2011, in Allocade's booth #808, Lakeside Hall.

About Medical City Dallas Hospital:
Founded in 1974, Medical City is recognized for its state-of-the-art medical facilities and commitment to excellence in patient care. Located in Dallas, Texas, the hospital's medical team consists of more than 1,150 physicians, many of whom are recognized as the world's best in their specialties. Medical City is home to one of the nation's premier heart transplant and surgery centers, Medical City Heart, and a world-class children's hospital, Medical City Children's Hospital. The 660-bed comprehensive medical center also includes a breadth of nationally and internationally acclaimed specialty programs, including cardiovascular, craniofacial, bariatric, oncology and transplant services. Medical City is one of fewer than 300 medical centers nationwide to be granted the prestigious Magnet status for nursing excellence -- the American Nurses Credentialing Center's highest honor. In 2009, Medical City was named as one of the top ten "Best Places to Work" in Texas by Texas Monthly magazine. Medical City is also one of only 15 hospitals nationwide to be named a "Hospital of Choice" for 2008-2009 by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. More information about Medical City is available at http://www.medicalcityhospital.com.

About Allocade
Allocade, Inc., headquartered in Menlo Park, Calif., is transforming the hospital experience for caregivers and patients with its innovative On-Cue® A.I. Command and Control System, which enables Radiology and Cardiology departments to deliver better patient care as on-time performance improves, departmental capacity increases, patient satisfaction scores rise, and costs are reduced. Allocade has an extensive customer base in the United States with institutions such as Children's Hospital Boston, the University of Rochester Medical Center, Medical City Dallas Hospital, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and University of Utah Health Care. For more information about Allocade and the On-Cue Expert (A.I.) Software System, visit http://www.allocade.com.

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

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