The operating room is like the thermometer of a health care organization’s financial health, a fact that the COVID-19 crisis has only magnified. It accounts for more than half of all hospital[…]
It is no secret that the pandemic has dramatically affected hospital and health system financial fortunes. Elective care is down dramatically and perhaps rightly so, at least to some extent.[…]
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the American hospital system in lasting ways. But while it has exacerbated and highlighted many of the trends affecting the industry, it certainly didn’t create[…]
There are two fundamental yet contradictory trends playing out in operating rooms across the country. New technology that promises to revolutionize surgery is constantly hitting the market, making[…]
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn”
Over the course of history, the quote has been attributed to the likes of Aristotle, Confucius, Benjamin Franklin and[…]
During the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospital admissions fell precipitously in the US. In the week of April 11, hospital admissions dropped to as low as 68% of predicted admissions. Some[…]
By virtually every metric, COVID-19 is the biggest healthcare emergency of the last century. There is, however, a growing number of voices suggesting that it’s even worse than most people realize[…]
Why does it matter?
Because it strikes at solving a problem of global scale. In the US alone, medical malpractice is the 3rd most frequent cause of death. While this is a dire fact, there is no[…]
Digital Surgery is more than foisting “cut-here-using-this-instrument” recommendations on a surgeon or providing a technical skills assessment to a resident. An integrated Digital Surgery platform[…]
From reading the news you would think that people’s experience of COVID-19 is random, and down to chance.
How is it after all that two people of the same sex and of a similar age and social[…]
Given the ever-changing landscape and increasing importance of virtual learning alternatives, how do we best adapt surgical training programs to embrace the needs and nuances of today’s surgeons?[…]
This article was first published on Linkedin on 17th March, 2020
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