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[…]
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[…]
Challenge: Demonstrate the use of CX-ADVANCE to improve efficiency in the workflow of surgical video-based assessment in quality-focused organizations.
The University of Iowa system of[…]
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[…]
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[…]