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 killer[…]
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 OR.
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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 comes[…]
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 good,[…]
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 health[…]
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[…]
There’s little doubt that cloud-based technologies are reducing friction in hospital workflow. Ultimately though, CIOs and healthcare IT professional are the gatekeepers before any new technology[…]
Over 313 million surgeries take place each year around the world. 4.2 million people (7.7% of all deaths worldwide) die as a result of post-operative complications. Finding the root cause of these[…]