Dive into digital healthcare with helpful articles and expert insights about a range of topics relating to eHealth and advanced medical technology.
Saving Time, Money and the Sanity of your Healthcare IT Team with Virtualization
As medical technology has been advancing at a rapid pace, Healthcare IT (HIT) has faced an increasingly growing demand for integration of computers hosting medical software. While this also introduces a regulatory aspect that I will analyze in a future post, I want to focus here on the integration of medical software and its impact […]
Hybrid O.R., Integrated O.R., Digital O.R.: The Differences (and Similarities)
It seems that nowadays there are hundreds of buzz words to describe technologically advanced operating rooms but very few solid answers about what they all mean. Just talking about how we were going to write this post lead to a number of heated discussions within our team about the right way to define these terms!
Welcome to our Digital O.R. Blog!
Since we started building integrated operating rooms 20 years ago, we have worked together with over a thousand hospitals across the globe with diverse O.R. setups and challenges. Closely collaborating with many different departments, from surgery to IT to hospital administration, we have discovered many tips, tricks, techniques and trade-secrets along our Digital O.R. journey. […]
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O.R. Trends 2020: Three Crucial Technologies for the Future of Surgery
When it comes to the future of surgery, those of us who work in the medical technology field often try to predict what’s to come to get ahead of the latest trends. Although medicine is highly regulated and therefore slower to adapt new technologies, in the last five to ten years we’ve seen an explosion […]
Mixed Reality vs. Augmented Reality vs. Virtual Reality: Their Differences and Use in Healthcare
Their Differences and Potential Impact on Healthcare An architect shows you what it will be like to stand in your new home before ground is even broken. A virtual character appears in front of you, turning the real world around you into a game space. You try on an outfit in a store without even […]
Coronavirus Pandemic: After Effects in the Operating Room
Covid-19 was first detected in December 2019 in Wuhan, China and has since been declared a worldwide pandemic. The virus and measures to prevent its spread have impacted almost every area of modern life, especially healthcare. The entire industry, most notably healthcare workers, have had to adjust. Surgeons all over the globe have had to […]
How Personalized Medicine is Transforming Patient Care
Personalized medicine, or precision medicine as it is sometimes called, has been paving the way to advancing how we treat patients. From cancers to chronic diseases to COVID-19, we are developing targeted therapies for individual patients that lead to fewer side effects and better outcomes. What is personalized medicine used for? Gathering a patient’s measurements […]
Human-Robot Interaction in the O.R.: How Surgeons and Medical Robots Can Work Together
Robotics in healthcare is not a new topic. In many hospitals today, robots can already be found monitoring patients’ vitals and alerting medical staff. They deliver supplies and medicine on the hospital floor and work to improve strength and mobility in rehab patients. Perhaps the greatest impact of medical robots, however, has been in the […]
How Hospital IT Can Influence Digital Healthcare Decision-Making
Although integration most greatly concerns hospital IT, administration often leaves this critical department out of resource allocation planning. Here are a few points HIT can use to demonstrate the value of integration and the importance of their involvement in decision-making.