“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 […]
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)
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!
Welcome to our Digital O.R. Blog!
Since we started building integrated operating rooms 20 years ago, we have worked together with over a thousand hospitals across the globe with diverse O.R. setups and challenges. Closely collaborating with many different departments, from surgery to IT to hospital administration, we have discovered many tips, tricks, techniques and trade-secrets along our Digital O.R. journey. […]
Thjis Schopmann, O.R. Manager | MST Enschede
“When you build a new O.R., the most important things are that you make the decision with your team and that the systems you choose are flexible to adapt to your workflow. Brainlab Digital O.R. fulfilled this and amazingly fit our workflow like a surgical glove.” About MST Enschede Opened in 2016 3083 hospital staff […]
Benjamin Haaske, IT Systems Administrator | Ludwig-Maximilians-University Hospital
“Brainlab O.R. integration allows fast access to patient data and automatic pre-load of patient data and images each day in the O.R. We were able to very easily integrate Brainlab software into our own server infrastructure, allowing us to autonomously monitor and maintain our 32 new operating rooms.” About Ludwig-Maximilians-University Hospital – Großhadern Campus Two […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]