Achieving Healthcare Reform’s Goals of Higher Quality, Cost Effective Care through Reposable Laparoscopic InstrumentationApril 21, 2015 9:26 am | by Mario Nutis, M.D., FACOG, professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and medical director of the Center of Excellence of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Del Sol Hospital Center | Blogs | Comments
In this era of reform, where surgeons must strive for both positive patient and financial outcomes, many are turning to reposable laparoscopic instrumentation.
Inside Knowledge: Superfast Imaging Machine Takes Young Patients on a Pirate Ship While Doctors WorkApril 21, 2015 9:01 am | by GE Reports staff | News | Comments
Last year, however, some physicians started using a superfast CT scanner made by GE that allows...
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Medline’s Renewal Full Circle Reprocessing cites the following as questions to ask in qualifying potential partners for off-site instrument cleaning, sterilization, maintenance and repair.
Instrument sterilization and re-processing not only protects against infection, but can go a long way in helping control operating costs.
While one could argue the semantics of a definition and its true versus intended impact, the reality is that this statement and its relation to hybrid OR design and integration gives stronger credence to the use of diagnostic imaging equipment in the operating room.
Many providers are turning to UVC decontamination systems to increase infection prevention, since the technology is quick, safe and easy to operate.
The study, begun in 2013, integrated the pilot test of the UHC Supply Cost and Quality Tool, a business intelligence tool designed to help health care organizations identify variations in the use of medical devices and their links to costs and patient outcomes.
During the procedure, real-time audible and visual indicators give the surgeon a precise way to target tissue for removal during lumpectomy and excisional biopsy procedures.
Acelity L.P., Inc. announced today the publication of the results from a single center, prospective, randomized controlled trial comparing the ABThera™ Open Abdomen Negative Pressure Therapy System (ABThera™ OA NPT) to the Barker’s vacuum packing technique (BVPT).
Persistence Market Research (PMR) evaluated the global market of both surgical lamps and hospital beds. North America and Asia are the fastest growing region for the surgical lamps market, while Europe dominates the market for hospital beds, specifically Russia.
Buffalo Filter offers their LaparoVue Visibility System to help improve a surgeon’s need to see more clearly during laparoscopic surgery.
Integrated Endoscopy says it offers a new option for endoscopic surgery with its release of its nuvis Single-Use Arthroscope. This was cleared by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration in July 2014 and is the only single-use arthroscope on the market.
I’m excited to share some of what I thought were the most interesting products, concepts and conversations from my attendance of the Association for periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Surgical Conference & Expo, which recently took place in Denver.
When it comes to the rate of improvement and volume of upgrades, perhaps no single technology has seen as much progress as OR visualization technologies. The questions that remain for the surgical community stem from decisions on whether or not to seek the immediate upgrade or wait for the next improvement in six to 12 months.
The second in a series of looks at the most significant technology topics impacting the OR and influencing the future of surgery.
This photo showcases a fully-constructed operating room that Steris has on display to help attendees appreciate the surgical equipment, monitors and other products that they have identified as key in keeping pace with procedural demands and patient needs.
A patient has sued the maker of a medical scope linked to the outbreak of a superbug at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
The KLEEN Blade Management System looks to decrease the occurrence of sharps injuries, while maintaining the appropriate look and feel for surgeons. It offers enhanced grip while retaining traditional sight lines and will fit most existing handles.
The medical community embracing cutting edge tech is nothing new, the tech however, is constantly new. The connection between telerobotic and remote surgery just got a lot more accommodating, which means the one thing those in the medical world will need is an army of qualified developers.
The operating room continues to push the limits of procedural innovation and technological capability. Recently, Surgical Products sat down with some industry experts to gauge their input on how many of these new technologies will impact the surgical community, from both an implementation and procurement perspective.
According to Duke University assistant professor Thomas Hopkins, MD, Director of Quality Improvement at Duke University School of Medicine’s Anesthesiology Department, "Our model shows more than $3 of costs avoided for each $1 spent perioperatively on noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring.
For heart failure patients making the transition from hospital to home, a discharge summary that gets to their primary doctors quickly and contains detailed and useful information can mean the difference between recovering quickly or returning to the hospital, according to two studies from Yale School of Medicine researchers. ...
A stem cell capable of regenerating both bone and cartilage has been identified in bone marrow of mice. The discovery by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) is reported today in the online issue of the journal Cell. ...
The brains of some Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans who survived blasts from improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and died later of other causes show a distinctive honeycomb pattern of broken and swollen nerve fibers throughout critical brain regions, including those that control executive function. ...
A new study co-authored by investigators at the University of Massachusetts Medical School found that there is no correlation between opioids administered in the emergency room setting and Press Ganey ED patient satisfaction scores, one of the most commonly used metrics for measuring patient satisfaction....
New research from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center helps explain why pancreatic cancer is so lethal, with fewer than a third of patients surviving even early stage disease. ...
As the flu continues to sweep the nation, hitting earlier and harder compared to last year, more doctors offices are advising their patients to describe their symptoms over the phone or Internet, instead of coming in for an exam. ...
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