Do we need a "digital safety net"​ for surgery?

By Björn von Siemens, contributing author Prof. Eric Vibert, MD, PhD

The operating room is a place where millions of lives are saved and improved each year.

But it is also a place where nightmares[…]

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Can real-time data can modernize and improve your OR service line?

Surgical procedures are major drivers of hospital revenue, yet they’re also a source of significant costs when complications are taken into consideration. And in an era of sweeping changes in[…]

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Real-time data can modernize and improve your OR service line

If you’re still running your hospital operating rooms without the benefit of data-driven insights and actionable, real-time information, let us offer you some food for thought.

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A digital safety net for surgeons to minimize surgical errors

In an environment like the operating room, where mistakes have life-threatening consequences, the margin for error is slim. Not learning from or repeating errors is not acceptable. Yet, the same[…]

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How can hospitals improve surgical profitability and variation in outcomes?

During COVID-19, profitable elective surgeries have been delayed and healthcare staff have been overworked. The pandemic has increased the pressure on hospital leaders to maintain profitability and[…]

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Case study: Improving efficiency of surgical video capture

Challenge: Demonstrate the use of CX-ADVANCE to improve efficiency in the workflow of surgical video-based assessment in quality-focused organizations.

Background

The University of Iowa system of[…]

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Harnessing Data Analytics to Bolster Operating Room Efficiency

Q&A with Gail Pietrzyk, Corporate Director of Surgical Services, Universal Health Services

In the operating room where every minute counts, time is the most valuable — and elusive — resource a[…]

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Hospitals that Harnessed Data Analytics with Caresyntax Performed Better During COVID-19

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[…]

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Safety in the Operating Room: Safety isn’t Expensive, it’s Priceless

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.[…]

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OR Innovation is a Key to Post-Pandemic Success

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[…]

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Telepresence for the OR: The Path Forward After COVID-19

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[…]

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Surgical Coaching. Made smarter and simpler.

“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[…]

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