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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Research Proves Being an OR Director is Exhausting

Running an OR is a tough job. Several management studies - including Harvard Business Review - reported on the challenges OR Directors face: specifically, being caught between business directives[…]

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Disruptive Technologies: 2020 Trends in Surgery for the modern OR

Technology has played a pivotal role in healthcare transformation. But will the confluence of digital technologies have the same disruptive impact on surgical care? What can we expect when it[…]

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U.S. hospitals waste $15M in unused OR surgical supplies each year

A Johns Hopkins research team revealed that hospitals across the United States waste nearly $15 million in unused surgical supplies each year. As the research team pointed out, these “perfectly[…]

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Fireside Chat: Can AI and data analytics reduce surgical variability?

In 2017, an Accenture study revealed that artificial intelligence in healthcare could realize up to $150 billion in annual savings by 2026 - specifically, using AI in conjunction with clinical[…]

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[WHITE PAPER] Standardizing Surgical Excellence in the VA with Data-Enabled Solutions

With data-enabled technologies to document and analyze performance and safety in the OR, hospitals can leverage their own surgical data resources to effectively reduce the occurrence of surgical[…]

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[WHITE PAPER] Best Practices for Implementing Cloud-based Hospital Solutions

There’s little doubt that cloud-based technologies are reducing friction in hospital workflow. Ultimately though, CIOs and healthcare IT professional are the gatekeepers before any new technology[…]

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[WHITE PAPER] Tackling Surgery's Hidden Problem: Adverse Events Reporting

Over 313 million surgeries take place each year around the world. 4.2 million people (7.7% of all deaths worldwide) die as a result of post-operative complications. Finding the root cause of these[…]

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Why Hospitals Can't Succeed Without Data Science

As hospitals continue to implement advanced analytic technologies, in-house data science teams are quickly becoming a new benchmark, joining clinicians and hospital operations in providing the[…]

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Why Agile Is Essential for Healthcare Improvement

Healthcare isn’t agile. In fact, it’s pretty close to the bottom of nimble industries.

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How Design Thinking Can Solve Healthcare's Biggest Challenges

While technology has helped to address many of the hurdles hospitals face. But to address the root cause of these issues, healthcare providers should look to design thinking to find innovative[…]

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