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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 29 março 2021

5 Central Levers of a Value Generation Model for Digitization in Hospitals

“How can a digital operating room bring value into the complex hospital setting?” That is the question posed in a whitepaper carried out in collaboration with SKC Consulting. This paper investigated how a digital O.R. could impact the economic and medical performance of hospitals’ operating rooms as well as which prerequisites and success factors enable […]

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5 Big Trends in O.R. Digitalization
On 21 janeiro 2021 by Berit Reiter, Lauren Greenwood

5 Big Trends in O.R. Digitalization

In every area of business, digitalization has become an essential part of staying relevant. The same shift is happening in the healthcare industry, as we’ll be exploring through posts on this blog. Disruptive technologies will continue to push boundaries and change the way O.R. teams administer surgical care. A lot of trends are on the […]

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Operating Room Trends 2021 Three Crucial Technologies for the Future of Surgery
On 14 janeiro 2021

Operating Room Trends 2021: 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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9 Digital Health Experts to Follow on LinkedIn
On 18 dezembro 2020 by Lauren Greenwood

9 Digital Health Experts to Follow on LinkedIn in 2021

The year 2020 will remain in our memories as the year that turned existing infrastructures upside down. As a result, the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly accelerated the digitization of our society particularly in the healthcare sector. Technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, spatial computing and big data have found their way into many […]

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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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What Hospital Staff Really Think about Operating Room Integration
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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The 7 Elements of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Integrated Operating Room Construction Projects
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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Using Technology to Increase Surgical Efficiency
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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Mock Operating Rooms The Real-life Blueprint that Every New Operating Room Project Needs
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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