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AI-powered tool on surgical unit to improve patient care

On a busy day in St. Michael’s Hospital’s surgical unit, the care team can look after upwards of 42 patients, coordinating everything from pain management to wound treatment to deciding when patients can go home.

In November, Unity Health Toronto introduced a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution, CHARTWatch Surgical, in partnership with Signal 1, a Canadian health AI startup. CHARTWatch Surgical uses patient data on the hospital’s existing electronic medical record – such as the diagnostic test results and patient vitals – to predict the level of support a patient will need. This insight, paired with clinical expertise, is helping the care teams communicate and make decisions.