The Implications of AI in Optimizing Operating Theatre Efficiency

Wiam El Jellouli *

Department of Surgery and Scientific Research, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco.

Yousra Ouhammou

Department of Surgery and Scientific Research, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco.

Mohammed El Gaabouiri

Department of Surgery and Scientific Research, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco.

Mohamed Alioui

Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Mohammed V Military Hospital, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco.

Houda Nadir

Department of Surgery and Scientific Research, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco.

Mustapha Bensghir

Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Mohammed V Military Hospital, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco.

Khalil Abou Elalaa

Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Mohammed V Military Hospital, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Operating theatre efficiency remains a crucial concern within health care systems, directly influencing the timeliness and effectiveness of surgical care. However, persistent challenges like surgical delays, suboptimal scheduling, and inefficient resource allocation persist. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as a promising avenue to address these challenges and optimize operating the atre efficiency. This article provides an in-depth exploration of the implications of AI in improving surgical punctuality, scheduling precision, and resource allocation.

Key components of AI-driven strategies encompass machine learning models, intelligent management systems, and optimization algorithms. Notably, recent research demonstrates that machine learning models exhib it remarkable accuracy in predicting surgical case durations, leading to improved surgical punctuality. Simultaneously, intelligent management systems play a pivotal role in facilitating streamlined surgical scheduling, patient flow management, and optimizing resource distribution. Furthermore, the application of optimization algorithms, including genetic algorithms, is instrumental in resolving intricate scheduling dilemmas and curtailing waiting times.

The integration of AI into efforts to enhance operating theatre efficiency heralds numerous benefits, including elevated patient care standards, reduced costs, and heightened operational efficiency. However, challenges pertaining to data quality, interpretability, and organizational adaptability need rigorous addressing. Ethical and legal considerations, encompassing patient privacy, data security, and algorithm icbias, also prominently emerge with AI's use in healthcare. To harness AI's full potential, future advancements should focus on real-time data analytics, predictive modeling, and autonomous decision-making. This article's finding sunder score AI's transformative impact on optimizing operating theatre efficiency, while emphasizing the need for well-defined ethical guidelines and comprehensive regulations to ensure responsible implementation.

Keywords: Operating theatre, efficiency, artificial intelligence (AI), predictive modeling, intelligent management systems


How to Cite

Jellouli , Wiam El, Yousra Ouhammou, Mohammed El Gaabouiri, Mohamed Alioui, Houda Nadir, Mustapha Bensghir, and Khalil Abou Elalaa. 2023. “The Implications of AI in Optimizing Operating Theatre Efficiency”. Asian Journal of Research in Surgery 6 (2):193-200. https://journalajrs.com/index.php/AJRS/article/view/154.

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