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How and Why Surface Guided Radiation Therapy Developed

The introduction of image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) in the early 2000s offered major accuracy improvements to radiotherapy treatments. Linear accelerator (linac) based X-Ray imaging drastically reduced patient setup uncertainties and allowed clinicians to address inter-fraction motion. Despite these advancements, the intra-fraction imaging capabilities of linac based IGRT systems were still limited, giving rise to a […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Coronavirus Pandemic: After Effects in the Operating Room

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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 […]