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 need[…]

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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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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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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 good,[…]

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