Challenges for the Operating Room throughout the Second Wave

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[…]

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Are Falling Hospitalizations and Deferred Treatments a Hidden Cost of COVID-19?

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[…]

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The Virtuous Cycle – Leveraging Big Data in the Operating Room | #1

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[…]

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[WHITE PAPER] - Enabling technology to drive safer surgery

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[…]

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Precision Medicine and Chronic Diseases - Will COVID Catalyze Innovation?

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[…]

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[WHITE PAPER] Supporting Surgical Training Virtually: Rethinking the Model

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?[…]

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Elective surgery data can help us understand the Coronavirus capacity crunch

This article was first published on Linkedin on 17th March, 2020

It’s now an ominous rule of thumb that we can predict the future of #Coronavirus by looking to Italy: currently, the number of[…]

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Generation Z needs to do surgical training differently. Here's why.

An article recently published in the Journal of Surgical Education  has a tongue-in-cheek title based on the oft-quoted surgical training quip, “ See one. Do one. Teach one.”

The obvious meaning[…]

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SSIs: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Sepsis, a leading cause of death in hospitals, is the body’s overactive and toxic response to infections. Sepsis affects more than 30 million people worldwide every year and is the most common[…]

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How non-technical (soft) skills actually impact surgical outcomes

Previously, we explored on this blog how technical skills can impact surgical outcomes. But, recent studies show how poor non-technical skills could be a significant cause of adverse events in the[…]

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Study: performing emergency surgery increases cost for hospitals

Over the past decade, hospitals and health systems have increasingly focussed on addressing the rising cost of healthcare. With the expense of surgical care playing a major role (nearly 30% of all[…]

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How Interoperability Drives Surgical Success

The evolving healthcare industry poses a number of challenges to both big and small hospitals and healthcare organizations. 

One of the major issues the industry faces today is linking together[…]

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