Rambam Adopts Command-and-Control System to Manage Battle Against Virus
Some 1,000 medical personnel at the Rambam Healthcare Campus in Haifa are on the frontlines of the war against the coronavirus, and they now have a new tool at their disposal: A management and control system developed by Israel’s Elbit Systems defense company. EX-TEAMS is derived from military command and control technology, and is now helping the hospital manage its battle the pandemic.
It allows medical units to speak to entire teams; displays their real-time locations and their zones of operation; visually categorizes hospital beds according to severity; and uses artificial intelligence to automatically manage workloads, identifying teams that are inactive and allocating them to where they are needed most.
As word-of-mouth spreads among the medical community, other hospitals in Israel are lining up to make use of the system.
Medical staff in the hospital’s current coronavirus department need to communicate with their teams, with supervision control rooms and logistical control rooms, and navigate areas exposed to the virus, as well as areas designated as “clean zones.”
A doctor in full protective gear using the system can press one button to speak to all of the nurses in the room, a second button to speak to the control room supervising him and page others to get them to arrive at a precise bedside location.