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Best Practices For Instrument Management

August 17, 2011 6:30 am | by Barbara Trattler, RN, MPA, CNOR, CNA, Director of Clinical Education, Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) | Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) | Product Releases | Comments

“What are the top considerations surgical professionals should make to ensure instruments are well-organized, maintained and secured during all phases of storage, cleaning and use?” August 17, 2011 Sterilization is key in preparing for any surgical procedure, and I recommend healthcare facilities utilize terminal sterilization ensuring that sterilized devices are ready for immediate or later use.

LISTED UNDER: Instrument Management Systems

Health Information Solution

August 15, 2011 7:20 am | Picis | Product Releases | Comments

Picis announced its Perioperative and Critical Care solutions version 8.3, which offers new tools to help clinicians perform medication interaction checks, manage costs associated with surgery, standardize patient-care documentation and analysis, and streamline reporting processes to qualify for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) federal funding.

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OR View

August 4, 2011 10:03 am | Surgical Information Systems | Product Releases | Comments

SIS OR View is the first integrated perioperative and visual communication tool that enables critical patient and procedure information to be displayed in the operating room and viewed by the entire surgical team. As a by-product of the clinical documentation in SIS solutions, this multi-disciplinary tool displays the information needed for each team member.

LISTED UNDER: Clinical/Lab Software
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Integration System

July 20, 2011 6:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

The STERIS® Harmony iQ™ 2800 Integration System is a robust yet ultra-compact high-performance digital integration system sets a distinctive standard for today’s surgical suites and hybrid rooms. The system integrates with virtually any imaging device, camera, navigation system, or computer display.

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Sterile Processing Asset Management

July 11, 2011 7:00 am | Aesculap, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

instacount® PLUS from Aesculap, Inc. is a comprehensive software solution that addresses the asset management needs of sterile processing departments.  instacount® PLUS is designed to manage and track your hospital’s most valuable assets, its surgical instruments.

LISTED UNDER: Instrument Management Systems

Studio 3 Software

June 17, 2011 2:44 pm | Stryker | Product Releases | Comments

Stryker’s Studio 3 provides a centralized storage solution for the archiving and management of surgical videos / images. The Studio 3 software makes it easy for users to archive, edit, and share surgical media from an intuitive browser-based user interface. Whether creating an educational presentation, sharing surgical footage with a patient, or sending a referring physician a link to view a procedure, Stryker’s Studio 3 maximizes the utility of stored surgical assets.

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Instrument Maintenance

May 31, 2011 6:43 am | by Jamie Carruthers, Director of Marketing , Surgical Instruments of CareFusion | Product Releases | Comments

Q: How has instrument maintenance changed in the past few years?  A: In the past, it was very difficult -- if not impossible -- to understand the full circle of instrument utilization, including the number of sets in inventory, how often they had been used in the OR, were the correct manufacturer’s instructions available for the technicians when processing instruments, when was the last time any of the instruments or sets had been repaired, who had touched the sets during processing and where they had traveled before being used on a patient.

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Integrated In-Room Perioperative Dashboard

April 6, 2011 5:47 am | Surgical Information Systems | Product Releases | Comments

SIS OR View is the first fully integrated in-room perioperative dashboard. The solution’s dynamic display completely evolves the way perioperative teams work together by providing visual communication of pertinent case information for the entire OR care team. The configurable, wide screen display, improves communication by keeping clinicians, surgeons and anesthesiologists better informed with essential case information such as medical and surgical history, procedures, observations, staff in-room, lab and test results, milestones, checklists, time-out forms and patient allergies.

LISTED UNDER: Anesthesia Information Systems
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Medical PC Keyboard

March 18, 2011 8:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

The keywi CleanBoard®, a medical-grade PC keyboard from Hoffmann & Krippner, features: A sleek design, An optional anti-microbial surface. An integrated mouse pad. A high-tech film material that is non-porous. A fully-sealed enclosure that sets an advanced safety standard for keyboards in medical environments.

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Mobile Telemedicine Solution

March 14, 2011 6:38 am | Sony Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Sony Electronics is collaborating with Microsoft to enhance its new MD2GO, remote HD IP camera system. The collaboration will deliver a Windows 7 touch-based user interface developed on the Silverlight platform. With the new MD2GO Live Viewer Application, physicians can gain access to HD images and sound from any PC or Slate device with an internet connection enabling them to remotely view and communicate with patients and staff whenever they are on the go.

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Imaging Software Suite

January 24, 2011 6:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

KUBTEC, a provider of technology for digital specimen x-ray systems, has released its new DIGICOM 7.0 software suite with the XM-7 option.  The XM-7 option, available for the XPERT 40, gives users the unprecedented ability to view surgically excised tissue with digital mammography-quality imaging.

LISTED UNDER: Clinical/Lab Software

Efficient Workflow Solutions

January 21, 2011 5:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Connexall charts a hospital’s path to greater efficiency and lower costs, enabling hospitals to do more with less, particularly in OR applications. Connexall designs efficient workflow solutions throughout the hospital using enterprise middleware to reduce the cost of care while actually improving the overall quality of patient care and patient satisfaction.

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QA Management Software

November 29, 2010 4:48 am | Barco | Product Releases | Comments

MediCal QAWeb is a complete, web-based service providing image consistency and uptime via automated calibration and QA of medical grade displays. November 29, 2010 Barco's MediCal QAWeb software will be used to manage over 250 Barco medical displays in several exhibitor booths across the RSNA show.

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SwitchPoint Infinity® 3 Control System

November 22, 2010 5:15 am | Stryker | Product Releases | Comments

Stryker’s Communications business unit offers the SwitchPoint Infinity® 3 Control System, Stryker’s 8th generation operating room integration device. The system provides surgeons and OR staff with an integrated platform tailored specifically to each individual operating room in order to increase efficiency and flexibility during surgical procedures.

LISTED UNDER: OR Control Systems

Surgical Content Management System

October 11, 2010 6:36 am | Sony Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Sony introduces the OPSIGATE™ web-based video content management and delivery system designed to help medical facilities make the most of their video assets. Comprising a dedicated HP® server pre-loaded with Sony OPSIGATE content management software, the new system seamlessly manages video workflow, while creating a centralized, searchable video library with strong security and access controls.

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