4 Effective Ways AI Video Analysis Can Be Used to Improve Hospital Management
For healthcare organizations, meeting patient care and medical demand is a top priority. However, it becomes even more critical to ensure patient safety and hygiene compliance.
Most healthcare facilities use video surveillance to monitor their facilities, but your investment in video surveillance can be maximized with the help of AI-based video analytics software, which converts video feeds into actionable intelligence and help healthcare institution in abiding by all the compliances including safety, security, hygiene SOPs. All healthcare institution including large and small are subject to healthcare compliance which also includes JCI accreditation.
It is the process of abiding by the rules and regulations in the health care, and there are plenty of them. All healthcare firms, large and small are subject to healthcare compliance.
JCI (Joint Commission International) is one of them. Basically, it is a U.S based accreditation body committed to improving healthcare quality and safety around the world. According to the Poneomon Institute, the non-compliance cost can be 3.5 times higher than the compliance cost. Apart from the financial costs, non-compliance can leave you with privacy breaches, license revocation, poor patient care, and a damaged reputation.
Ensuring high quality outcomes in healthcare is possible only by using the metrics and continuous, 24 X7 monitoring initiatives. Thus, a manual surveillance can be replaced with the help of an AI-based, intelligent monitoring system.
Most healthcare institutions are already equipped with CCTV cameras. These accumulated video streams on NVRs/DVRs can be processed in real-time with the help of deep learning models. The existing surveillance systems can be utilized to provide real-time video data search and analysis based on face detection, object detection, loitering detection, and other KPIs. Hence, if any non-compliance happens, on-spot notification alerts will be provided to the user.
Here are 5 interesting applications for Healthcare institutions
- 1. Restricted Area Access-
Hospitals have several critical restricted areas– Pharmacy, OTs and ICUs, Billing and IT servers etc. Continuous monitoring of several CCTV camera locations, remotely on 24x7 basis can be a difficult task. Sometimes, the consequences can be identified only post-incident, due to lack of a system detecting suspected individuals.
With intelligent AIVID-BOTs, the existing cameras can be trained to identify or verify only authorized users’ entry in the Restricted areas. Face Recognition models can identify any unauthorized user entry, walking along with some authorized user. These AI-Bots can trigger alerts and send such warnings with photo captures to the supervisors.
- 2. Staff availability at front desk or emergency at night time-
Ensuring the medical needs of patients is one of the main concerns for every healthcare institution, as it is their obligation to look after their patients at all times. It is fairly common in healthcare facilities for patient emergencies to arise even at midnight, making it much more critical to provide them with suitable medical need at that time.
Staff availability is required to help the patient with suitable medical facilities during an emergency. While it is nearly hard to track staff availability all of the time, with the help of AI and CCTV systems, it is now possible to identify staff presence at the front desk. In the event of non-availability during an emergency or the identification of an unauthorized individual in the staff presence area, real-time alerts and notifications are delivered to the authorized person to take prompt action.
- 3. Proper disposal of Bio-medical waste in the bin
Cleanliness is essential at healthcare institutions to ensure that patients do not contract hazardous infections and diseases, and that germs and bacteria do not spread to employees, visitors, and the general public. As it is mandatory to abide by hygiene compliance, if non-compliance is seen during any surprise audit, can result in hefty fines as well as create a bad reputation for the institution.
To maintain a clean environment in the hospital, it's vital to supervise correct waste disposal in a container, but this can't be done manually all the time. AI-based video analytics software helps healthcare institutes adhere to hygiene compliance by providing real-time alerts and notifications if correct waste disposal or hygiene is not maintained around the bin area.
- 4. Infrastructure Maintenance
Hospitals need a by-default, regular, timely routine procedures to maintain hygiene and cleanliness of infrastructure and amenities. Based on needs and compliance, several process checklist can be checked with AI such as
- Uniform Monitoring at different customer care regions.
- Queue Monitoring for customer service.
- Monitoring fire and critical hospital equipment or assets
AI and computer vision-based technology provide far more information to improve hospital safety and security compliance. For the health care industry, AI does not replace the human part of security. It enables for a more secure and safe environment, potentially enhancing patient outcomes.
With the help of AIVID video analytics platform in a healthcare facility, operations managers can get real-time alerts and notifications in case of non-compliance. If you are interested in learning more about AIVID Techvision, contact us and book a demo. Our experts are here to help.