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Integrating Your Surgical Facility

November 14, 2009 11:09 am | Articles | Comments

Integrating your surgical suite can be a large project. While there are many considerations and decisions to make, here is a list of some of the important factors to think about when it comes to OR integration … November 17, 2009 As surgical procedures advance, the needs of surgeons and surgical teams are changing.


The Other Reason Why Medical Malpractice Reform Is Critical

November 13, 2009 12:23 pm | Articles | Comments

By: Dr. Val Published: There hasn’t been much discussion about serious tort reform in the current healthcare reform debate. That’s probably because most policy experts don’t believe it will make a significant dent in healthcare costs. I happen to believe that tort reform would be a huge boon for healthcare (just ask Ob/Gyns in Texas) and save a lot in defensive medicine practices and unnecessary testing, but even if I’m wrong and it wouldn’t result in cost-savings, there’s another issue at play: access to primary care physicians.

Caveat Lector ... Let The Reader Beware

November 13, 2009 12:22 pm | Articles | Comments

By: Michael Smith Published: Almost every story I write from a medical meeting carries a warning that says, in essence, don't take this for gospel. We at MedPage Today take some care about that. Not that we're especially prone to error (although we can all nod off from time to time) but we want to make sure readers recognize the tentative nature of presentations at medical meetings.


Primary Care’s Image Problem

November 13, 2009 12:22 pm | Articles | Comments

By Pauline W. Chen, M.D. Published: In my medical school class of 140, Kerry was one of the best and the brightest. Gregarious, unassuming and a dedicated fitness buff with a weakness for ice cream, she managed to sail through the weekly exams that most of us struggled with during the first two years.

URO-GYN Scissors

November 13, 2009 12:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Monarch Medical Products introduces the Alinsod URO-GYN Scissors. Red Alinsod, MD of Laguna Beach, CA is the designer of these scissors and many other unique surgical devices for Urogynecology. These new scissors are designed specifically for Pelvic Surgery including Vaginoplasty and Hysterectomy.

Telemedicine System

November 13, 2009 12:18 pm | MAQUET Medical Systems USA | Product Releases | Comments

MAQUET offers a comprehensive telemedicine system to meet the growing demands on modern OR management. From the seamless integration of medical image and data sources to storage and archiving in accordance with the international DICOM standard and transfer to a PC or laptop by IT network or internet.

Visualization And Equipment Management System

November 13, 2009 12:17 pm | CompView Medical | Product Releases | Comments

The NuBOOM®, CompView Medical’s Visualization and Equipment Management System is installed in OR’s without construction or extensive healthcare facility renovation. The system features: Cabinet space, shelf space and electrical inputs that house medical and video equipment keeping cords off the floor to improve safety.

Digital Integration System

November 13, 2009 12:16 pm | Skytron | Product Releases | Comments

Easy of management and deployment. The ability to achieve clinical performance and user interaction with touch panel interface. The ability to provide a solution for present and future communication technologies that protect ROI investment dollars, optimizing clinical functionality, information work flows, and enhance patient care.


Patient Monitor Integrated With Hospital Information Systems

November 13, 2009 12:14 pm | GE Healthcare Surgery | Product Releases | Comments

GE Healthcare introduces the FDA-cleared CARESCAPE™ Monitor B850, which provides caregivers with a unique level of integration between patient monitoring data and hospital information systems. CARESCAPE Monitor B850 directly links hospital networks, electronic medical records (EMRs), diagnostic images, lab results and third-party devices with real-time patient monitoring data, to support efficient clinical decision-making.

OR1® With ICIS Technology

November 13, 2009 12:12 pm | Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

With the acquisition of Global Care Quest (GCQ), KARL STORZ expands its vision of providing true interoperability across OR technologies. The addition of GCQ’s ICIS technology to the OR1® integration solution creates a software system that “reaches out” over hospital networks to capture vital patient information from disparate sources.

Central Control For Video, Audio

November 13, 2009 12:09 pm | Stryker | Product Releases | Comments

The Stryker Switchpoint Infinity® 2 (SPI2) offers central control for video and audio signals in the operating room. The SPI2 features: A design to route the highest quality video available in a surgical camera (1080p).  The ability to store over 1,000 presets.

End-Of-Life Decisions Often A Mystery

November 13, 2009 5:53 am | News | Comments

  Matt Sedensky, AP Lillian Landry always said she wasn't afraid to die. So when death came, the 99-year-old was lying peacefully in a hospice with no needles or tubes. Her final days saw her closest friend at her side and included occasional shots of her favorite whiskey. Landry is an exception.

Michigan Steering Defunct Auto Suppliers Towards Medical

November 13, 2009 5:52 am | News | Comments

The struggles of automotive OEMs in Michigan have been well precedented. Now, to help weather the economic storm, business organizations in the region have begun to champion their transition to the more stable medical device industry. Crain’s Detroit Business featured coverage of the 5th-annual MichBio Expo last week, specifically highlighting a panel discussion on how to diversify and better serve the medical device industry.

Kidney Angioplasty Brings Risk Without Benefit

November 13, 2009 5:47 am | News | Comments

Linda A. Johnson, AP A recent report states that hundreds of thousands of Americans with clogged kidney arteries might want to consider trying medicines before rushing into angioplasty to open them up. The pricey procedure is no more effective and carries surprisingly big risks, a study found.


Cardiology Innovator Passes

November 13, 2009 5:46 am | News | Comments

William Ganz, MD, and co-inventor of the Swan-Ganz catheter for measuring blood flow, died Tuesday of natural causes at the age 90 in Los Angeles. “Dr. Ganz was a giant in medicine and in life,” said Prediman Shah, MD, director of the Cardiology Division at the Cedar-Sinai Heart Institute.


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