Surgical Training 2.0: How Technology is Enhancing Surgical Skill

There’s no getting around it, surgery is incredibly complex. For residents learning how to suture and tying knots to experienced surgeons learning the latest in laparoscopic procedures, mastering[…]

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AI in the OR: A Case Study

Surgical site infections are incredibly costly to hospitals. So when the University of Iowa managed to reduce patient infection rates by 74%, people paid attention. Through leveraging their data[…]

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How Big Data Mining in the Hospital Actually Works

It’s 2018, and the Data Revolution is in full-swing.

With more ways to collect information about ourselves and the world around us - in combination with advanced analytics, AI, and machine[…]
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How Backend-as-a-Service is Supercharging Healthcare App Development

Building successful applications must strike a balance between an effective, intuitive, and user-friendly frontend on the one hand, and a succinct backend that captures complex processes and data[…]

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Subduing Surgical Variations: How Big Data Is Improving Patient Outcomes (2/2)

This is Part 2 of an article from caresyntax Senior Adviser Dr. John Birkmeyer. In Part 1, Dr. Birkmeyer explains how surgical variation impacts patient outcomes. Part 1 additionally examined how[…]

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Subduing Surgical Variations: How Big Data Is Improving Patient Outcomes (1/2)

Hospitals lose millions of dollars every year as a result of complications that arise in the OR. Re-admissions and longer hospital stays are a drain on hospital resources. They are also frequently[…]

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[Expert Tips Executive]: Surgical Tech Investment – It’s Not Just About The Bottom Line

Several years ago, when I was CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, I was having a conversation with my CFO on the topic of a potential major tech investment that was sitting on my desk and[…]

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Why Cloud-Based Healthcare Is Clearly The Future

For many hospitals, the benefits of migrating their clinical data to cloud storage are too great to ignore.

However, as the importance of data grows with reimbursement tied to quality outcomes,[…]

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How Hospitals Can Stamp Out Surgical Error

Each year, 1 in 4 Americans die from heart disease, and in 2018, nearly 2 million people will be diagnosed with cancer.

For many, surgical procedures such as angioplasties or mastectomies offer a[…]

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5 Key Components of the Integrated OR in 2018

The modern OR is a technological wonder. Surgeons have never had so much real-time information at their disposal: data about current procedures, patient conditions and histories, even risk[…]

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How Multi-Channel Video Recording is Changing the Game

The OR is an incredibly complex mixture of technique and technology. Driven by the exorbitantly rising cost of healthcare and a push towards value-based care, the demand for new, innovative, and[…]

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Why Your EHR is Holding You Back

According to the Office of the National Coordinator, 96% of hospitals own EHR (electronic health record) technology. While their widespread adoption has mitigated many technical challenges[…]

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