5 Effective Ways AI Video Analysis Can Be Used to Improve Hospital Management
For healthcare organization, meeting patient care and medical demand is a top priority. However, it becomes even more critical to ensure patient safety and hygiene compliance.
Most of the healthcare facilities use video surveillance to monitor their facilities, but your investment on video surveillance can be maximize with the help of AI-based video analytics software, which convert video feeds into actionable intelligent and help healthcare institution in abiding with all the compliances including safety, security, hygiene SOPs. All healthcare institution including large and small are subject to healthcare compliance which also include JCI accreditation.
It is the process of abiding by all the rules and regulation in the health care, and there are plenty of them. All health care 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 in improving healthcare quality and safety around the world. According to the Poneomon Institute, the non-compliance cost can be 3.5 times higher than compliance cost. Apart from financial cost, non-compliance can leave you to privacy breach, license revocation, poor patient care and damages reputation.
Considering human tendency, a manual compliance system is
- 1. a tedious process
- 2. Traffic and conversion
- 3. Automate Inspection
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 AI-based, Smart surveillance 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 algorithms. 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 key safety protocols. Hence, if any non- compliance happens, on-spot notification alerts will be provided to the user.
Consequently, intelligent Video Analysis can be employed for Hospital security and patient safety locations where non-compliance is a concern. That are-
- 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.(Image).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. Handwashing compliance
Hand hygiene is the corner stone of infection control, yet compliance remains low, averaging only upto 50% across hospitals nationwide. Audits and feedback can improve compliance but still manual checks for tracking nurses’ hand wash is ineffective. CCTV video streams can be trained with ML algorithms for the hand washing compliance.
Intelligent Video Analytics system can track traffic and trigger alarms, if hand washing hygiene is not maintained. As patients become more sensitive to illnesses, maintaining hygiene standards with video analytics will help healthcare providers to manage it more efficiently
- 4. 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 bad reputation of 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.
- 5. 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 manually designed there after be automated using the AIVID Bots for
continuous monitoring in the premises.
- Uniform Monitoring at different customer care regions.
- Queue Monitoring for customer service.
- Disinfecting the entrance gate of branches, buildings, offices, currency chest, ATMs, Lobby etc.
- Sanitizing Infrastructure - Chairs, Desks, Printers, tables of meeting rooms, conference halls etc.
- 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, security managers can get real-time alerts and notifications incase of non-compliance. So, the AIVID AI-powered video analytics system helps keep your patients, workers, and property safe.
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