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Welcome to our Digital O.R. Blog! This is a place to gain insights into all areas of operation room integration — from project planning to IT to the latest technological advances.

On 10 agosto 2020

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 […]

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On 16 junho 2020

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 […]

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Crucial Technologies for the Future of Surgery - 2020
On 26 novembro 2019

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 […]

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Hospital Engineering Trends Developments Highlights
On 31 maio 2019 by Lauren Greenwood, Renata de Deus Durao

What Hospital Staff Really Think about Operating Room Integration

At our most recent Digital O.R. Symposium, we welcomed 130 specialists from 19 countries all over the world and had a chance to ask them their thoughts on O.R. integration. The respondents were experts from a wide range of professions, from doctors to IT to project managers. With this data, we strove to better understand […]

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Digital O.R.: Integrated Operating Room | Adapted Building Information Modelling BIM
On 21 março 2019 by Lauren Greenwood

The 7 Elements of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Integrated Operating Room Construction Projects

Written in cooperation with HT Group What is Building Information Modeling? Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a process most commonly used in the construction industry. The aim of creating these models is to provide builders with all relevant information about the project in a digital format. This model is used and updated not just for […]

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On 31 janeiro 2019 by Lauren Greenwood

11 Digital Health Experts to Follow on LinkedIn in 2019

Digital health in healthcare is constantly changing and evolving at extremely high speeds. With accelerating advancements in technology—robotics, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, spatial computing, big data—now being applied to all areas of healthcare, it can be difficult to keep up. To simplify staying on top of these latest developments, we’ve put together a list of […]

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Brainlab Digital O.R. strives to make surgical workflows more efficient
On 29 outubro 2018 by Lauren Greenwood

Using Technology to Increase Surgical Efficiency

An internet search of “increasing surgical efficiency” produces a plethora of articles and scholarly publications all recommending different ways to achieve this simple goal. Some recommend applying existing efficiency methodologies, like lean six sigma methodology, to increase productivity[1]. Others recommend redesigning the processes that occur between procedures[2]. Some research recommends constructing new or specialized areas […]

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On 10 setembro 2018 by Thomas Pittroff, Lauren Greenwood

Mock Operating Rooms: The Real-life Blueprint that Every New Operating Room Project Needs

The old adage “Time is money” is especially true when it comes to construction projects. From skyscrapers to home improvement projects, any set back can start a chain reaction of delays. And every delay costs time, which means they can also be very expensive. The same is true for integrated operating room projects; Regardless of […]

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5 Big Trends in O.R. Digitalization
On 20 julho 2018 by Veit Braun, MD, Head of Neurosurgery, Jung-Stilling-Krankenhaus, Siegen, Germany, Lauren Greenwood

How Digitalization Both Helps and Hinders Patient Communication

The most precious resource in the course of medical treatment is the doctor’s time. This resource, however, is becoming increasingly scarce due to the influx of amounts of data and the increasing effort required to document cases. This focus on data and documentation leaves less and less room for the empathic communication with the patient. […]

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Hospital Engineering Trends Developments Highlights
On 18 junho 2018 by Kees-Jan Sikma, Lauren Greenwood

How to Ensure You Get the Most out of Your O.R. Technology

When a hospital builds a digitally integrated operating room, the potential to improve treatments and outcomes for patients through technology is enormous. That potential, however, can only be used to its fullest if all team members are fully trained and comfortable using these devices and software. So how do you ensure that your O.R. team […]

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