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.


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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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

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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