Intelligent Workflow optimization and Intuitive System interaction in Healthcare
Within a hospital, many departments and persons need to collaborate and communicate effectively when diagnosing and treating patients. Because of the complexity of patient’s symptoms and diseases, diversity of the organization within the hospital, of the equipment and of other factors, many workflow steps can be optimized. Typical problem areas are: (1) not all relevant patient data is available at the desks where people have to decide on diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment, (2) not all equipment is available, varying from surgery tools, infusion pumps, imaging equipment or the OR itself, or (3) not all required staff is available or in time for instance because previous procedures took longer. Or they have to wait because the next procedure has been delayed. This leads to errors and inefficiencies that can be addressed by making the right data available at the right place and time during an intervention, and by using the data for retrospective analysis and feedback.