New AI solution improves hospital efficiency
The introduction of Getinge's Torin Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution is designed to improve efficiency in managing schedules for surgical procedures.
“For almost 18 months during the COVID-19 pandemic, both surgeons and patients have made decisions to defer many forms of surgery if possible. As more patients feel confident about considering surgery, demand to schedule procedures at all types of hospitals and surgery centres has exploded in recent months,” said Eric Honroth, President, North America at Getinge. “While hospitals can take steps to hire more people and have staff work longer hours to address this backlog, they must also look at the most effective technology options to improve scheduling efficiency and utilisation of resources.”
Getinge’s Torin software uses artificial intelligence technology that can quickly and seamlessly improve the speed and efficiency of scheduling surgical procedures. The Torin solution was launched in 2020 as a new resource to help with the planning, management and optimisation of surgical procedures.
The introduction of a new suite of advanced functions for Torin, significantly expands capabilities in key areas including predicting surgery times, managing wait lists and data security. The system can produce highly accurate assessments of surgical procedure timing based on a range of variables including surgery type, patient data, relevant devices and staffing. To address scheduling backlogs, the software ranks pending procedures based on clinical and resource parameters, proposes optimised pre-schedules and integrates the process with existing scheduling functionalities.
“The new capabilities now available with Torin are specifically designed to help hospitals and surgery centres address many areas that are major challenges, including accurate assessments of surgery times, scheduling and wait list management, applications of mobile devices and data security requirements based on their specific pre-requisites," commented Charlotte Enlund, Vice President Integrated Workflow Solutions at Getinge.