In healthcare, computer vision, in particular, is accelerating the pace of change. Most importantly, the widespread adoption of visual AI strategies in healthcare has just begun. As a subfield of artificial intelligence, visual AI enables computers to “see” and process images and videos faster, more accurately, and more cost efficiently than a highly trained medical practitioner. Computer vision technology is quickly offering the following benefits to the healthcare industry:
The Benefits of Computer Vision in Healthcare
Using computer vision solutions for these healthcare use cases can benefit doctors’ offices, hospitals, outpatient surgical centers, medical labs, and research facilities. These ROI benefits include:
- Accurate and efficient imaging analysis
- Smart operating rooms
- Better patient identification
- Increased healthcare safety
- Accelerated medical research
- More Accurate and Efficient Imaging Analysis
- Smart Operating Rooms
- Better Patient Identification
- Increased Healthcare Safety
- Accurately identifying when employees fail to use appropriate safety equipment: Medical and laboratory staff who fail to use gloves, goggles, masks, face shields and protective clothing when safety rules require it, significantly increase their chances of injury. Computer vision systems can monitor staff at all times to ensure they are wearing the required safety equipment at all times.
- Accurately identifying sterile processing failures: When medical staff members do not adhere to stringent device cleaning, disinfection and sterilization standards, the risk of surgical site infection increases dramatically. Surgical site infections have a 3% mortality rate and an associated annual cost of $3.3 billion.
- Computer vision systems can accurately monitor and track whether medical personnel are adhering to sterile processing protocols. This reduces instances of sterile processing failures while holding staff members accountable when such failures occur.
- fewer readmissions: These solutions help medical facilities improve patient outcomes by helping doctors, medical staff, and lab workers provide more accurate diagnoses and better care.
- The solutions help medical facilities reduce accidents, injuries, and unintended surgical site infections by monitoring employee safety equipment usage, following sterile processing protocols, and identifying smoke, fire, and fall accidents.
- Reduced insurance costs: These systems reduce workers’ compensation and medical malpractice claims by improving the quality and safety of medical facilities. Consequently, medical facilities pay less for insurance.
- Streamlines workflows and decreases labor costs: By offering healthcare facilities and medical labs the ability to perform tasks more quickly and accurately, this technology streamlines workflows and reduces labor costs, allowing organizations to accomplish more with fewer staff members.