By both mimicking and supplementing the powers of the human eye, AI-powered computer vision technology is helping doctors, nurses, and businesses across the healthcare sector better support patient needs. New insights from real-time video analytics help them save time, money and lives while developing safer, more efficient processes for everything from patient intake to the operating room and beyond.

Cameras and computers have both repeatedly transformed healthcare over the decades. Combined in a vision AI platform like Plainsight’s, they offer a new host of potentially industry-shaking use cases.

Plainsight Computer Vision for Safer Hospitals

Hospitals are among the most hazardous types of workplaces. According to OSHA, working in a hospital poses even greater risks than employment in the  construction and manufacturing industries. Illnesses and injuries can leave facilities without vital team members and leave organizations buried in legal feels and insurance claims. That’s not to mention the impact an unsafe workplace can have on reputation and morale.

Plainsight’s platform makes it simple to maintain a hazard-free workspace and promote the safety of patients and employees alike. Solutions for behavior monitoring can even trigger automated alerts to avoid conflicts and violent altercations. By enhancing camera feeds, administrators can monitor restricted spaces to ensure only authorized personnel enter.

Vision AI for Patient Flow Management

A positive patient experience starts with a smooth intake process. Unfortunately, even routine medical appointments can turn harrowing when facilities are understaffed and waiting rooms are overcrowded. Maintaining efficient, orderly waiting rooms only grew more important throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Enhancing video feeds with computer vision AI provided useful insights for enforcing social distancing regulations and helps maintain orderly, efficient processing.

Plainsight Vision AI for the Surgical Operating Room

Bringing computer vision into the operating room supports a high-performance team and reduces the risks of incidents related to missing or misused tools, process non-compliance, and workflow. 

  • Monitor activity in real-time
  • Optimize processes and performance
  • Conduct continuous audits of surgical kits
  • Automatically detect, track, and identify surgical equipment
  • Plan procedure-specific inventories with AI support
  • Monitor and enforce protocols for surgical workflow and task execution

Vision AI for Post-Surgery Management

Custom vision AI models for health monitoring can support doctors and patients throughout the recovery process. During physical therapy sessions, for example, healthcare professionals can use computer vision to generate helpful insights from video feeds. As demonstrated below, gait analysis can offer details into how the recovery process is going and guide decision making to improve patient outcomes.

Plainsight’s end-to-end vision AI platform connects and optimizes the full computer vision lifecycle to help organizations and medical professionals proactively diagnose operational and safety issues concerns and quickly develop strategic “treatment” plans. The use cases outlined above offer just a tiny sample of the possibilities for computer vision-empowered healthcare providers.  

Schedule a free demo today to get a closer look at the Plainsight platform, learn more about our success supporting healthcare providers, and explore how a new approach to collecting and managing visual data can help you.

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