Subduing Surgical Variations: How Big Data Is Improving Patient Outcomes (2/2)

This is Part 2 of an article from caresyntax Senior Adviser Dr. John Birkmeyer. In Part 1, Dr. Birkmeyer explains how surgical variation impacts patient outcomes. Part 1 additionally examined how[…]

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Subduing Surgical Variations: How Big Data Is Improving Patient Outcomes (1/2)

Hospitals lose millions of dollars every year as a result of complications that arise in the OR. Re-admissions and longer hospital stays are a drain on hospital resources. They are also frequently[…]

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[Expert Tips Executive]: Surgical Tech Investment – It’s Not Just About The Bottom Line

Several years ago, when I was CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, I was having a conversation with my CFO on the topic of a potential major tech investment that was sitting on my desk and[…]

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Why Cloud-Based Healthcare Is Clearly The Future

For many hospitals, the benefits of migrating their clinical data to cloud storage are too great to ignore.

However, as the importance of data grows with reimbursement tied to quality outcomes,[…]

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How Hospitals Can Stamp Out Surgical Error

Each year, 1 in 4 Americans die from heart disease, and in 2018, nearly 2 million people will be diagnosed with cancer.

For many, surgical procedures such as angioplasties or mastectomies offer a[…]

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5 Key Components of the Integrated OR in 2018

The modern OR is a technological wonder. Surgeons have never had so much real-time information at their disposal: data about current procedures, patient conditions and histories, even risk[…]

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How Multi-Channel Video Recording is Changing the Game

The OR is an incredibly complex mixture of technique and technology. Driven by the exorbitantly rising cost of healthcare and a push towards value-based care, the demand for new, innovative, and[…]

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Why Your EHR is Holding You Back

According to the Office of the National Coordinator, 96% of hospitals own EHR (electronic health record) technology. While their widespread adoption has mitigated many technical challenges[…]

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[WHITE PAPER] The Integrated OR and Value-Based Care: Data Applications for Success

Healthcare has long lagged behind other industries in embracing the most current tech developments. Recently, however, broader adoption of Internet of Things technology in healthcare has paved the[…]

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GDPR Law in Healthcare: What you need to know!

The enactment of GDPR this past May represents a major shift in how the ownership of personal data is perceived. Healthcare providers, in particular, collect vast amounts of highly sensitive data[…]

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Chief Quality Officers—who are they and why do they matter?

It’s 2018, and rarely will you encounter a hospital or health system whose leaders are not concerned with the quality of care that is being provided within their organization. Considered rare just[…]

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OR Integration Must-Know: 4 Points to Success

The OR is big business.

Today, at the onset of value-based care (VBC) systems worldwide, operating rooms constitute the centerpiece of hospital finance, accounting for over 50% of total revenue.[…]

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