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Dive into digital healthcare with helpful articles and expert insights about a range of topics relating to eHealth and advanced medical technology.

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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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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

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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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

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

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

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 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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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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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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Mixed Reality vs. Augmented Reality vs. Virtual Reality: Their Differences and Use in Healthcare

Their Differences and Potential Impact on Healthcare An architect shows you what it will be like to stand in your new home before ground is even broken. A virtual character appears in front of you, turning the real world around you into a game space. You try on an outfit in a store without even […]

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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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Human-Robot Interaction in the O.R.: How Surgeons and Medical Robots Can Work Together

Robotics in healthcare is not a new topic. In many hospitals today, robots can already be found monitoring patients’ vitals and alerting medical staff. They deliver supplies and medicine on the hospital floor and work to improve strength and mobility in rehab patients. Perhaps the greatest impact of medical robots, however, has been in the […]

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How Hospital IT Can Influence Digital Healthcare Decision-Making

Although integration most greatly concerns hospital IT, administration often leaves this critical department out of resource allocation planning. Here are a few points HIT can use to demonstrate the value of integration and the importance of their involvement in decision-making.

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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 […]