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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.

Hospital Engineering Trends Developments Highlights
On 31 mai 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 mars 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 janvier 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 octobre 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 septembre 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 juillet 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 juin 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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On 14 mai 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 a new 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 can […]

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5 Big Trends in O.R. Digitalization
On 16 avril 2018 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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Hospital Engineering Trends - Highlights . Operating Room
On 14 mars 2018 by Verónica García Caro

“Hospital Engineering Trends”: Highlights and Takeaways

With digitalization becoming one of the megatrends worldwide in every industry, this shift from analog to digital has also started to take hold in the operating room environment. There has been a lot of conversation in the healthcare sector recently about how daily routines, workspaces, and even hospitals themselves will change in the years to […]

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