According to recent data from the American Society of Anesthesiologists, scheduling that uses artificial intelligence (AI) has a number of advantages, including reducing Physician Burnout (ASA). The American Society of Anesthesiologists investigated the influence of introducing an AI-based scheduling system on physician satisfaction. According to the news release, their goal was to investigate new AI capabilities and find strategies to reduce Physician Burnout, which now stands at roughly 50%.
The findings were presented during the ASA’s ADVANCE 2022 conference, which took place from January 28 to 30. Researchers analysed data collected at Ochsner Health from 2018 to the end of the COVID-19 epidemic for the study. Creating a timetable takes an average of 60 to 75 hours per month when done manually. Meanwhile, the AI-based scheduling tool slashed the time it took to create new schedules from 14 hours to only 14 minutes.
Following the implementation of this new system, physician engagement rates, which represent a physician’s level of involvement with the healthcare organisation, surged. The average engagement score for 60 anesthesiologists after six months of utilising the AI scheduling system was 4.2 out of 5, much higher than the previous average of 3.3. During the COVID-19 pandemic, these high scores did not drop, demonstrating the method’s efficacy and ability to reduce stress levels.
COVID intensive care units (ICUs) were created as a result of the epidemic, causing scheduling issues for clinicians. The AI system, on the other hand, was able to keep up with the disease’s speed, consistently staffing all ICUs. Aside from the huge reduction in scheduling time and high physician participation, an AI-based strategy has a number of other advantages.