[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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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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