legacy equipment with basic s-video technology, and need
that investment to work with cutting edge technology, along
with 4K Ultra HD technology. OR integration is the only
way to allow that wide range of video processing to work in
concert. Hospital OR managers need to plan for 4K UHD
and keep their eyes on the future of 8K.
SP: Looking ahead, what will the future of an
integrated OR look like, in your opinion?
Bream: OR integration will continue to evolve from moving images and capturing images to being the backbone for
how multi-modality imaging can exist. Device manufacturers
design their devices to serve a singular solution. However, in
today’s advanced surgery environment, those single-solution
devices must co-exist with numerous other single-solution
devices to build a functioning ecosystem for clinicians to
leverage their independent advantages collectively. OR
integration will allow clinicians to focus on the procedure
and clinical outcome versus the independent boxes and
buzzers of every device required to perform specific tasks.
Additionally, leveraging the significant investment that hospital systems have made in the EMR solutions will be a critical
part of OR integration.
The impact of new technologies associated with the hybrid or integrated
OR are obviously impacting procedural decisions, recovery times and hospi-
tal infrastructure dynamics. Additionally, as these options are made available
to the surgical community, they place new demands on product procure-
ment and purchasing teams. As this category of offerings continues to grow
in terms of need and use, hospitals and surgery centers are tasked with not
only making wise decision about vendors, but validating these purchases in a
number of ways. This can include:
• Showing a direct return on investment in terms of how a new offering can
improve the volume of procedures that can be performed.
• Demonstrating improved patient outcomes via shorter recovery times.
• Identifying a reduced exposure to issues such as infection or wrong-site surgery.
• Measuring how much time can be cut from certain procedures.
With this understanding in place, the weight of these decisions has been
enlarged and carries a wave of new responsibilities. This dynamic has the potential to place new training stains on OR teams as they not only need to understand
advancements in procedures and the relating technologies, but also obtain a
working knowledge of networking, data streams and signal transmission in order
to make purchasing decisions that will meet both short and long-term needs.
New Technologies Impacting
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◆ Eliminate ambient noise
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