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The 7 Elements of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Integrated Operating Room Construction ProjectsArticle
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 […]

Using Technology to Increase Surgical EfficiencyArticle
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 […]

Mock Operating Rooms The Real-life Blueprint that Every New Operating Room Project NeedsArticle
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 […]

How Digitalization Both Helps and Hinders Patient CommunicationArticle
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. […]

How to Ensure You Get the Most out of Your O.R. TechnologyArticle
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 […]

Top 5 Things to Consider Before Integrating Your Operating RoomsArticle
Top 5 Things to Consider Before Integrating Your Operating Rooms

You know the scenario: Your department was given the green light to pursue new digital health 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 […]

Saving Time, Money and the Sanity of your Healthcare IT Team with VirtualizationArticle
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 […]

Hybrid O.R., Integrated O.R., Digital O.R. The Differences (and Similarities)Article
Hybrid O.R., Integrated O.R., Digital O.R.: The Differences (and Similarities) of these Types of Operating Rooms

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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Operating Room Trends 2021 Three Crucial Technologies for the Future of SurgeryArticle
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 […]

9 Digital Health Experts to Follow on LinkedInArticle
15 Digital Health Experts to Follow on LinkedIn in 2022

2020 and 2021 will remain in our memories as the years 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 […]

Hybrid O.R., Integrated O.R., Digital O.R. The Differences (and Similarities)Article
Hybrid O.R., Integrated O.R., Digital O.R.: The Differences (and Similarities) of these Types of Operating Rooms

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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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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The Types of Medical Robots in Use Today and in the Future

Much of the technology humans develop has been and will be created out of the desire to go beyond our natural abilities. Computers, for example, were developed to automate mathematical calculations at speeds that far exceeded that which even the brightest brains were capable. From this need to surpass what we were naturally born to […]

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The Future Impact of 5G in Healthcare

Recently, the German state of North Rhein-Westphalia created the ‘Competence Center 5G.NRW’ to help push the state into the lead market for 5G. This initiative aims to reduce technical entry barriers for companies, develops the economic potential for vertical markets – such as automotive and mobility, energy, food and agriculture, smart cities, healthcare and manufacturing […]

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