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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.

How Digitalization Both Helps and Hinders Patient Communication
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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How to Ensure You Get the Most out of Your O.R. Technology
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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Top 5 Things to Consider Before Integrating Your Operating Rooms
On 14 maio 2018 by Reagan Stuaan

Top 5 Things to Consider Before Integrating Your Operating Rooms

You know the scenario: Your department was given the green light to pursue new digital health technology or room enhancement, you’ve spent countless resources planning and thousands of dollars (maybe even gone over-budget) getting the implementation just right. Then it goes live, doesn’t meet expectations, and people are looking for someone to blame. O.R. integration […]

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Saving Time, Money and the Sanity of your Healthcare IT Team with Virtualization
On 12 fevereiro 2018 by Pietro Francescatti , Lauren Greenwood

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 […]

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Hybrid O.R., Integrated O.R., Digital O.R. The Differences (and Similarities)
On 10 janeiro 2018 by Alida Becker, Emese Csutak

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!

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