Taking Quality Improvement to the Next Level
There will always be some degree of variability in surgical practice. Every procedure and surgeon has unique characteristics that make this inevitable. However, there are many circumstances in which surgical variability is a red flag that there is room for improvement. If Surgeon A is taking twice as long to complete the same procedure as Surgeon B, this is likely to affect quality of care and surgical outcomes, and interventions to address this discrepancy could improve these parameters.
Luckily, equipping your OR with Theator’s Surgical Intelligence Platform offers a simple and transformative solution to this complex issue. Only Theator’s state-of-the-art platform provides the comprehensive tools needed to identify surgical variability, connect this information to surgical outcomes, and offer custom solutions to improve practice and standardize care.
Are you wondering how we do it? Here’s what our technology offers that you won’t find anywhere else.
Theator’s technology begins recording procedures automatically, eliminating the possibility of human error resulting in missed recordings. Once a procedure begins, real-time feedback and updates are instantly available to those in the OR and other key team members, such as attending physicians and charge nurses. This means faster reaction times when unplanned events occur and increased OR efficiency as staff are kept informed of case progression.
Because Theator’s platform can identify procedural steps as they occur, recorded cases are tagged by key moments, making them easy to review for educational and quality improvement purposes. In addition, our technology is compatible with any device, so you have multiple options for watching and reviewing cases from the hospital or on the go.
Identification of intraoperative steps is an excellent first step toward reducing surgical variability. However, without connecting surgical events to patient outcomes it’s impossible to know if practice changes are truly moving the needle on quality of care.
That’s why our platform seamlessly integrates with your EHR system. By automatically connecting surgical events to patient outcomes, our technology can identify disparate outcomes related to surgical variability and easily track changes over time as improvement efforts are implemented.
It goes without saying that taking the time to manually review recorded surgical video and connect intraoperative events with patient outcomes would be impossible for any surgeon. That’s where AI tools provide the support needed to harness and analyze the vast volume of data in recorded procedures to generate customized and meaningful insights for individual and systemic improvement.
Our dashboard offers each surgeon analytics about their individual cases and patient outcomes and how their results compare to their peers. By providing granular information about surgical variability, surgeons can then use these insights to adjust their practice and follow changes in their outcomes over time.
Choose Surgical Intelligence That Meets Your Needs
Other surgical AI platforms promise recorded video that will improve surgical care. However, this usually comes with a catch. These other platforms often don’t integrate with all the hardware and software you already have in your OR, don’t connect with your EHR to link surgical events to patient outcomes, or don’t have advanced AI tools to analyze data and offer personalized recommendations for improvement. When it comes to updating your OR to best meet the needs of surgeons and patients, be sure to choose a surgical intelligence platform that checks all these boxes so you can improve quality and optimize patient outcomes instead of just gathering data.