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CareAware Capacity Management Solutions

Finding a balance between capacity and demand is challenging in any healthcare environment. CareAware Capacity Management solutions provide transparency and alignment of assets (staff, patients and equipment) at the right time and right place to improve patient throughput, efficiency, productivity and outcomes.

The CareAware Capacity Management suite of solutions helps solve patient flow bottlenecks and communication breakdowns by automating bed management through the unification of people, processes and technologies.

Digital-unit whiteboard

CareAware CareView™ is a HIPAA-compliant digital unit-level whiteboard that helps improve communication. The product is designed to be used by the entire interdisciplinary team throughout the day and during rounds to address barriers to discharge and emphasize a patient-centered focus of care.

Location awareness

CareAware Tracking™ incorporates near real-time location data, allowing hospitals to track patients, staff and equipment across the enterprise with clinically relevant information. As a result, organizations can identify bottlenecks and redesign processes to optimize and streamline patient, staff and equipment workflows.

Patient flow

The ability to transfer patients from one bed to another seems like a simple task; however, communication barriers between units, transport teams and environmental services (EVS) can make this a complex undertaking. Ultimately, these breaks in process can extend patient wait times and slow bed turnover. CareAware Patient Flow™ helps improve patient throughput by optimizing bed management and automating job assignments for environmental services and patient transportation.

Transfer Center

To help alleviate the difficult nature of transferring patients, Cerner created CareAware Transfer Center℠. Designed to capture clinical information between venues, improve efficiency and reduce delays for patients, the CareAware Transfer Center helps streamline coordination between clinicians to efficiently, directly admit patients into a facility.

CareAware Capacity Management Resources


Capacity management overview video

White paper

Patient-centered strategies for managing capacity and patient throughput white paper.


CareAware Capacity Management® solution infographic

Related Offerings

Command Center

Cerner Command Center culminates people, processes, and technology into a single centralized physical space to execute collaborative decisionmaking and workflows facilitating the improvement of patient throughput.

Workforce Management

Better patient outcomes occur when you have the right care giver, in the right place, at the right time. Cerner delivers automated and intelligent workforce management solutions for health care organizations to provide the best care at the lowest cost.

Real-Time Health System

A Real-time health system is a health delivery organization that leverages the use of near-real time data from many sources to improve clinical, operational, and financial efficiency and effectiveness, and improve patient engagement in a safe and secure manner.


How can Cerner help organizations patient placement process to improve productivity and patient throughput?

Cerner automates bed management processes, the biggest driver of patient throughput in an organization, an enormous cost/opportunity, and one of the largest pain points for patients and organizations. Bed management is dynamic and plays a huge role in management and visibility of demand so Cerner integrates CareAware Patient Flow™ into ED’s FirstNet™ revealing inpatient bed assignments in FirstNet and Cerner Emergency Medicine revealing inpatient bed assignments.

Location awareness for patients, providers and equipment through real time location services (RTLS) tagging helps to quickly identify location of items and improve management of assets through sensory technology.

Transitions of care within acute care and post-acute venues is augmented with analytics, technology, care team alignment and broad visibility to data. Many Cerner solutions contribute to improved transitions of care processes, including care team tools such as digital unit dashboards, bed management system, APACHE™ Outcomes, newly optimized clinical workflows for discharge and most appropriate post-acute placement.