Rising Demand for Surgeries and Advancing the Quintuple Aim Through Innovation

AHA Knowledge Exchange Rising Demand for Surgeries and Advancing the Quintuple Aim Through Innovation
AHA Knowledge Exchange | Rising Demand for Surgeries and Advancing the Quintuple Aim Through Innovation: Ensuring access to safer, less invasive surgical care means better patient and surgeon experiences

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Ensuring access to safer, less invasive surgical care means better patient and surgeon experiences

With the growing demand for surgical care, health care organizations are turning to innovative technology to help achieve the goals of the Quintuple Aim: to improve outcomes, lower the cost of care, provide a better patient experience, enhance workforce engagement and advance health equity. Artificial intelligence (AI) is a present-day game-changer in surgical care by enhancing surgeon capabilities; supporting informed, real-time decision-making; and improving the efficient delivery and quality of care to achieve more positive outcomes for patients, surgeons and care providers. This executive dialogue explores how hospitals are integrating information from different technologies — AI, robotics, visualization, EHRs, backbone systems and equipment to optimize surgical and perioperative performance.

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10 Ways Hospitals Can Integrate AI and Automation into Surgical Care

  • Pilot surgical optimization software to make intelligent decisions that support better staffing, scheduling and patient flow to unlock capacity in operating rooms.
  • Integrate information from different technologies — electronic health records, backbone systems, equipment technologies and robotics — for insights to improve quality and efficiency.
  • Use AI to know your own truth — by extracting, analyzing and synthesizing patient encounter data, looking for trends, outcomes and evidence-based reporting on what procedures work best.
  • Provide surgeons real-time information about their cases, procedure times and instrumentation usage with objective performance indicators and feedback for improvement.
  • Provide the means to learn with a touch-enabled device that allows you to record video and have case observations to reduce variation and standardize the techniques.
  • Enhance surgical training and optimize the care team with extended reality technology, making real-time training easier and more scalable between surgeries and between cases.
  • Employ integrated intelligence and a phased approach to quality improvement and compare to national benchmarks.
  • Standardize the electronic consent process to improve patient-centered care.
  • Examine the surgical optimization clinic criteria with AI to determine which patients truly benefit from going through that program.
  • Customize a surgical-site infection predictor tool to positively impact patient outcomes.


Cary Gibbs

Cary Gibbs, MSN, R.N., AGCNS-BC, CNOR

Director of Perioperative Services

Hendricks Regional Health

Jason Hart

Jason Hart, MBA

Vice President of Marketing, U.S. and Canada


Kim Kerr

Kim Kerr, M.D.

Chief of Surgery

Hendricks Regional Health

Josh Kooistra

Josh Kooistra, D.O.

Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer

Corewell Health West

Traci Lavigne-Milnes

Traci Lavigne-Milnes, R.N.

Director, Perioperative Services

St. Joseph Hospital

Andrea Leslie

Andrea Leslie, MSN, R.N., NE-BC

Interim Senior Vice President, Hospital Operations

Corewell Health West

Gregory Mancini

Gregory Mancini, M.D., FACS, FASMBS

Vice President, Perioperative Medicine Center of Excellence

University Health System

Barbara Matias

Barbara Matias, R.N., MSN

Director of Surgical Services, West Kendall Baptist Hospital

Baptist Health South Florida

Nate Ortiz

Nate Ortiz, MHSA

Chief Operating Officer, Baptist Hospital of Miami

Baptist Health South Florida

Griselle Pastor

Griselle Pastor, DNP, MBA, R.N., NE-BC

Assistant Vice President of Nursing, Doctors Hospital

Baptist Health South Florida

Irene Richardson

Irene Richardson


Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County

Suzanna Hoppszallern

Suzanna Hoppszallern

Senior Editor

American Hospital Association


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