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Through thought-provoking articles, fresh industry perspectives and inspiring customer stories, the Journal is your source for the latest in medtech.

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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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Does Patient Education Help Reduce Medical Lawsuits?

How can doctors improve patient satisfaction? More often than not, the determining factor in whether or not a physician is sued is the patient’s perception of whether or not the physician cared about them. Ways that doctors can make a patient feel cared for are offering good consultation, providing accurate information regarding the treatment that […]

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Image Registration for Spine Surgery

Image registration is an important step in completing a procedure with a surgical navigation system. Also sometimes known as patient registration, image registration is a process used to correlate digital patient images on a surgical navigation screen with the exact, actual position of the patient on the table. There are various processes and devices that […]

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Serious Gaming and its Impact on Medical Education: An Interview with Eric Gantwerker, MD

A term like “serious games” could be read as an attempt to take the fun out of a much-beloved leisure time activity. Serious games indeed are those that are designed with the primary purpose of educating the player. These types of games are used in many industries today, including medicine, and incorporate classic gaming elements […]

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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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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 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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Leveraging AI and Digital Technologies for Healthcare in 2021 and beyond

Read the transcript below “I’m excited about the opportunity to present my vision to you this afternoon. Digital health represents a tremendous opportunity for growing closer in Europe, and staying healthy together. Let’s now focus on leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and digital technologies for inpatients.” Digitizing surgery “The core of a hospital is surgery. The […]

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Mixed Reality in Medicine: Providing More Insights to Advance Surgery

Just a decade ago, the idea of incorporating spatial computing systems created primarily for gaming, like virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR), into medicine seemed like a futuristic dream. Today, these highly advanced tools for visualization are already in clinical use around the globe. They have a variety of uses, helping […]