2019 Forecast: What Does This Year Hold For Healthcare IT?

Welcome 2019! Having looked back at our most read articles from 2018, we thought it important to consider what the year ahead has in store.

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Smart Surgery's Best of 2018

2018 has been a big year for us at caresyntax. From the continued expansion of our global operations to the launching of our Smart Surgery Blog, we’ve worked hard to bring you the latest updates in[…]

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3 Ways Tech Alleviates the Surgical Documentation Headache

American hospitals are struggling. In addition the the rising cost of healthcare globally, US hospitals continue to pour money into the system and get less out of it. According to a study by the[…]

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Data Overload: Why Hospitals Need Content Management

Hospitals gather vast amounts of information. Thanks to new technologies like AI and machine learning, this data is now more valuable to hospitals than ever before. By 2025, big data in healthcare[…]

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How (Exactly) Surgical Skill Impacts Outcomes

It’s generally accepted that surgical skills have an impact on a patient’s outcome. In spite of this assumption, there has been little work to more thoroughly investigate to what extent it has an[…]

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Inguinal Hernia Repair: A Case for Embedded Checklists

Previously, we discussed both the potential and the pitfalls of surgical checklists. While their usage has been shown to help minimize surgical site infections and reduce post-op mortality by up to[…]

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Decrease Post-Op Mortality by 22%

10 years since it was first introduced, the World Health Organization’s Surgical Safety Checklist has proven its worth. Admittedly, the Checklist was shown to be effective from early on--a study[…]

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Protection vs. Potential: Using Public Data in Healthcare

The benefits of big data in healthcare are hard to deny. From enhancing diagnostic processes to improving responses to epidemics, advanced analytics are reshaping how we approach public health. And[…]

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Hospital-Acquired Conditions Still Cost Additional $2 Billion

IBM Watson Health recently performed a study examining 14 hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) tracked by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The study looked at over 20 million[…]

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Hone Soft Skills for Surgical Success

When it comes to surgery, many assume that improving outcomes depends solely on improving technique. While this certainly plays a major role, surgery relies on a much larger set of skills, not all of[…]

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Surgical Training 2.0: How Technology is Enhancing Surgical Skill

There’s no getting around it, surgery is incredibly complex. For residents learning how to suture and tying knots to experienced surgeons learning the latest in laparoscopic procedures, mastering the[…]

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AI in the OR: A Case Study

Surgical site infections are incredibly costly to hospitals. So when the University of Iowa managed to reduce patient infection rates by 74%, people paid attention. By leveraging EHR data in[…]

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