Zimmer Biomet (NYSE: ZBH) this week launched its artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities within its Omni Suite intelligent operating room.
The Warsaw, Indiana–based company designed the intelligent OR to optimize surgical workflow and procedural efficiency by automating manual tasks. The newly-released AI feature uses cameras to automatically recognize and timestamp key OR workflow milestones, including patient entry and exit, door count, anesthesia administration, surgery and cleaning.
“Omni Suite is more than just another manual integration solution – it is a smart system designed to work with OR staff throughout the procedure,” Robert Kraal, VP and GM of connected health at Zimmer Biomet, said in a news release. “Now, with this new feature, surgical teams can utilize and rely on Omni Suite’s AI capabilities to optimize OR workflow. By providing data points that have been historically captured manually, if at all, surgical teams can improve OR workflow and minimize manual activities, allowing more time for patient care.”
Omni Suite’s AI expands the artificial intelligence capabilities of Zimmer Biomet’s ZB Edge, which delivers “transformative data-powered clinical insights with the goal of improving patient outcomes,” according to the company.
“Omni Suite’s latest feature further enhances the value and utility of the Omni Suite platform while adding AI capabilities to strengthen our ZBEdge Connected Intelligence Suite,” chief operating officer Ivan Tornos said. “Omni Suite, along with the smart, digital and robotic solutions that make up ZBEdge, allow us to create value innovation that unlocks data-driven insights to enhance the surgical experience for surgeons, care teams and patients.”