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Next-Gen Disruptors: Technologies Transforming the OR
Installment #1, presented by LeanTaaS
types and resource allocation in OR
scheduling has traditionally been complex.
To streamline this, AI algorithms
can analyze existing historical data, including
case durations and booking patterns,
while predictive analytics recommend
block allocation and staff assignments
based on predicted need. With
the manual work of coordinating these
factors eliminated, surgical offices and
schedulers can apply their expertise to
creating optimal schedules that make
the best use of the time and resources
available in their particular facility.
The result of this AI-driven scheduling
is a remarkable improvement in efficiency.
By using AI tools to minimize idle
time and optimize the use of resources,
OR stakeholders can accommodate
higher numbers of surgical procedures
within the same time frame as before.
This efficiency directly translates into
reduced waiting times for patients, promoting
safety through swifter treatment
and enhancing quality of care overall.
Next phase: Full automation,
generative AI
As AI technology continues to offer
healthcare facilities the means to optimize
operations, especially inside the
surgical department, it also presents
emerging opportunities to drive even further
efficiencies in the future.
The prospect of full automation in OR
management is groundbreaking, as is
the advent of generative AI. Automation
can eliminate manual tasks like form
fills and repeated documentation in
scheduling, reducing both administrative
burden and possibility for error, while
surfacing data updates in real time.
Generative AI takes the function of
AI a step further. Its ability to read both
relevant datasets and learn from human
language patterns combine to " generate "
intelligent, original, and helpfully
worded responses. On all mobile and
digital devices, generative AI can act as
an assistant to OR clinicians and staff,
delivering key information in the form of
suggestions, predictions, and alerts as
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well as answering their capacity status
questions throughout the day.
Combined, automation and generative
AI present a vision of the future
where historically time-consuming manual
tasks can operate on autopilot, with
technology making real-time, intelligent
adjustments to schedules, resources,
and staffing based on continuously updated
data.
One use case is eliminating the need
for transcription when entering case
information. For instance, a new form
automation tool that is being released
in 2024 uses generative AI to parse information
from scanned images, PDFs,
and handwritten forms to automatically
fill surgery booking requests. The
tool, recognizing the written language in
these documents, even pulls insights
from clinical notes to determine special
needs and equipment requests.
Surgical care coordination is also
ripe for automation. A tool that provides
real-time surgical visibility and intelligently
worded alerts for improved surgeon
and staff engagement, plus vendor
management and remote access capabilities,
would eliminate the manual
phone calls, texts, and emails involved
in reactive OR management, freeing
staff's time and attention to focus on
patient care and proactive strategy.
These technologies should act as
a navigation system for OR stakeholders,
guiding their decisions but not driving
them. Human users-understanding
the nuances of patient needs, surgeon
and staff preferences, and strategic organizational
goals-can use their best
judgment to determine action based
on the technology's recommendations.
They can also override automation when
needed, such as in the face of an emergency
surge or an urgent clinical need
to prioritize one procedure over another.
Utilized with this level of human insight
and expertise, the combination of automation
with generative AI, promises
to further streamline OR operations,
reduce administrative burdens, and enhance
patient outcomes.
In the future supported by AI tools
that automate the complexities of
scheduling and resource management,
the role of OR staff will evolve to encompass
more strategic oversight and
patient care. Such an approach not only
maximizes operational efficiency but
also empowers healthcare professionals
to focus on what they do best-leveraging
their expertise and delivering
exceptional care to patients. ORM
-Elizabeth Stocum, BS, RN,
is a client success manager
for iQueue for Operating
Rooms at LeanTaaS. She
has over 18 years of experience
in the perioperative setting and
served in various leadership roles, including
administrator, director of nursing,
and nurse manager.
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