Technology and AI to enhance surgical volume and efficiency will be used across all Houston Methodist’s operating suites.
HOUSTON, February 6, 2024 – Apella, a health technology company, today announced an expanded collaboration to implement the company’s technology in all operating rooms across Houston Methodist.
Powered by ambient sensor technology and artificial intelligence, Apella provides new data and insights in real time to help surgical teams analyze the past, manage the present, and plan for the future. This increased efficiency ultimately allows for increased surgical volume and improves the quality of surgical services.
“Ambient technology is extremely important in shaping the way that we deliver care to our patients,” said Roberta Schwartz, Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at Houston Methodist. “The data generated shows valuable insights that have allowed for increased surgical volume in our operating rooms, helping us run our ORs more efficiently and enhance the overall patient experience.”
“Operating rooms are run in real time. Apella makes the operations in a surgical suite more efficient so that staff can focus on what really matters,” said David Schummers, CEO of Apella.
Houston Methodist is a leading health system in the U.S., with 3,265 beds and over 200 operating rooms (ORs). After beginning a successful pilot program in early 2023, Houston Methodist is expanding the program across all ORs and anesthesia locations in its system. With Apella, Houston Methodist has a 360-degree view of all operating rooms at once.
Apella is a health technology company on a mission to make operating rooms work better. Powered by ambient sensor technology and artificial intelligence, Apella provides new data and insights to help analyze the past, manage the present, and plan for the future. With Apella, perioperative teams spend less time dealing with logistics and more time caring for patients. To learn about the impact Apella is having at leading health systems across the country, visit www.apella.io.