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9 Ways to Digitally Enhance Your Surgical Workflows

With so many points of the surgical workflow that are prime for an efficiency boost, we've identified nine different steps in which you can integrate digitalization. These practical applications of hospital digitalization have the potential to help you create smoother surgeries.

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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 […]

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How Image Fusion Supports Surgical Decision-Making

Intraoperative scans are essential for giving the current picture of a patient’s condition at the time of surgery. Intraop images, however, often lack the clarity of diagnostic-quality, preoperative scans. Most surgeons have access to at least one if not multiple high-quality preop images that they’ve ordered themselves or the patient has brought from a referring […]

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Patient Privacy & Data Protection: Different laws around the world

What is patient data security & privacy in healthcare? Let’s break down key words surrounding our most sensitive information when it comes to our digital health profile. Download our free infographic “Patient Privacy & Data Protection” here Get infographic privacy // noun freedom from unauthorized intrusion // one’s right to privacy. security // noun measures […]

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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.