Measuring Surgical Performance Using Deep Learning

“Our deep learning algorithms can process surgical video and assess technical performance as accurately as extensively trained human experts”

-JAMA Network Open, 2020, 3(3) (in press)
System Factors Affecting Patient Safety

“An even safer OR will involve new tools and technology, organizational change, and environments that provide systems-level support to prevent safety threats and provide resilience support”

-Annals of Surgery, Oct. 2019
Using Data to Enhance Performance and Improve Quality and Safety in Surgery

“The OR Black Box platform allows comprehensive review of clinical design, technology, and organization, as well as their impact on performance and patient safety.”

-JAMA Surgery, October 2017
Comprehensive Surgical Coaching Enhances Surgical Skill in the Operating Room

“The coaching intervention, involving structured and guided self-reflection, helped participants to become more accurate self-assessors.”

-Annals of Surgery, August 2015
Characterising ‘near miss’ Events in Complex Laparoscopic Surgery Through Video Analysis

“Knowledge about intraoperative risks and appropriate rescue mechanisms may have a significant impact on patient safety and clinical outcomes.”

-BMJ Qual Saf, 2015

Driving Evidence Based Medicine into Practice

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All Technical Skills Teamwork & Communication Medical Devices
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The Journal of Surgical Research. 2019

Underreporting of
Veress Needle Injuries

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JAMA Surgery. 2017

Performance, Quality and Safety in Surgery

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The British Journal of Surgery. 2018

Mental Stress and Surgical Performance

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Annals of Surgery. 2019

System Factors Affecting Intraoperative Risk and Resilience

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The British Journal of Surgery. 2018

Non-technical Performance and Technical Events

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Annals of Surgery. 2020

First-year Analysis of the OR Black Box Study

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Annals of Surgery. 2019

Technical Performance and Clinical Outcomes

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Surgical Endoscopy. 2019

Device-related Interruptions