Top 6 Influences on Implementation of Visualization Technologies
The OR is often referred to as an operating theatre – a place
where artists put their talents on display in showcasing a rare
and gifted understanding of their craft, deftly precise control
of their instruments, and, hopefully, audience-pleasing results.
In reality, the modern-day OR is less of a theatre and more of
a high-level war room where monitors showcase varying intelligence and data about the operation taking place. Knowledge is
power, and the more information OR visualization equipment
can provide the more empowered surgical professionals are to
ensure a successful outcome.
Simultaneously feeding and restraining the wider-spread adoption of the technologies showcased on the following pages are
six primary issues:
1. Expense. The reality is that hospital budgets are constantly
being scrutinized. This can make investing in technologies
such as 3D and 4K (UHD) visualization equipment difficult
to justify on an annual basis. Present challenges to traditional
cost centers are under seemingly greater attack now due to
additional regulatory and insurance challenges. The key is to
focus on …
2. Quality Outcomes. As previously mentioned, being able to
get a clearer look at the surgical site will generally result in
fewer mistakes, shorter surgical times, quicker recovery times
and generally speaking …
3. Lower Operating Costs. The less invasive a procedure can
be as a result of enhanced views through smaller cuts, the
quicker patients can transition home. This means happier
patients, the ability to perform more procedures in the same
operating room on a daily basis, less pain medication to dis-
burse and a better operating margin for the facility.
4. Training. As is the case when implementing any new technology, there will be a training curve – most specifically for
3D visualization equipment. This investment in time and
energy can be seen as either an example of a facility’s focus
on quality improvement, or another task to fit into what is
already an extremely daunting daily schedule.
5. Short Lifecycles. The amount of continuous innovation
is simultaneously the biggest selling point and (tied with
expense) the most significant obstacle to the acquisition of
new visualization technologies. The pace at which these
improvements are made is impressive to say the least,
and few in the surgical community would argue with the
potential benefits. However, as budgets are evaluated for
cuts, it can be easier to simply wait for the next version.
One way to combat this thought process is by considering
the effects on …
6. OR Recruitment. Never overlooked, but possibly undervalued is the impact that investments in such products can
have on attracting the best surgeons, OR nurses, OR managers and others to your facility. Showcasing the progressive
attitude a hospital or surgery center has regarding internal
investments can go a long way in attracting the best and
brightest from throughout the surgical community.
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