An operating room is a complex environment. The number of devices in the O.R. solving specific problems is increasing as technology advances. Today’s O.R.s are often crowded with freestanding devices, supporting systems and monitors, all with their own interfaces or hardware to display their data. Each software having its own interface makes maintaining a clear overview of all data more difficult and takes attention away from the patient. Furthermore, valuable time is lost manually connecting each device. Most O.R.s lack a high-level overview of all available patient information, making O.R.s inefficient, overcrowded, and less safe2.
With Brainlab Digital O.R., different hardware and video sources, such as endoscopes, microscopes, scanners, room cameras, robotic devices and navigation platforms, are connected to Buzz. Newly connected sources automatically appear on the home screen, allowing for centralized control and overview of the integrated devices and eliminating the need to use various displays or interfaces.
Not only the number of hardware devices in the O.R. is increasing, but the number of different software systems used, such as electronic medical records (EMRs) and O.R. progress tracking software is increasing as well. Surgeons, nurses, and anesthesiologists also have their own perioperative systems on which to focus3.
Buzz was designed as a future-proof, open platform on which browser-based and executable software can be integrated, displayed and controlled through one central interface. Therefore, various O.R. workflows can be consolidated on one single source, minimizing the number of interfaces in the O.R.
Brainlab Digital O.R. makes enhancing and generating new information simple with one single central data node, streamlining hospital IT connections and facilitating day-to-day IT maintenance.
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