Recent Articles from:
Cynthia Saver, MS, RN | January 14 2019 1:40 am

Disruptive innovation in supply chain: Impact of Amazon Business and technology, Part 1

Supply chain is the lifeblood of the OR, so any disruption in the flow of that lifeblood can lead to outcomes ranging from dissatisfaction with ...
Cynthia Saver, MS, RN | September 20 2018 1:10 am

New service lines can create opportunities for ORs

As hospital administrators face shrinking operating margins, OR leaders are being called upon to create innovative approaches for boosting revenue. ...
Susan Klacik, BS, CRCST, CHL, CIS, ACE, FCS | August 21 2018 1:05 am

Validate and verify medical devices to ensure safety

Sometimes surgeons ask to have nonmedical devices sterilized, such as spoons, hockey pucks, and fish hooks. Healthcare staff may want to accommodate ...
Janet M. Boivin, BSN, BSJ, RN | June 20 2018 1:00 am

Cybersecurity should be high on healthcare priority lists

No homeowners willingly allow a burglar to enter their home and steal their most valuable possessions. Instead, people put locks on doors, install ...
Susan London | December 14 2017 1:05 am

Robotics: Building a winning business case

Robotic-assisted surgery offers many potential advantages, including shorter operative time, less morbidity, and faster patient recovery. But ...
OR Manager | August 22 2017 1:20 am

Ransomware attacks: How to protect your medical device systems

Ransomware is a form of computer malware used to make data, software, and information technology (IT) assets unavailable to users. It uses encryption ...

Articles from:

Weston Shertzer, DO, Abdel Ragab, MD, Timothy Frymoyer, Matt Fitzpatrick, Courtney Gorgone, MBA, SSBB and Kelly Baylor, CCRC | July 13 2017 1:05 am

Electronic scheduling system radically improves OR workflow

Between the expanding population and the increasing number of surgical procedures being performed, demand for surgical services is climbing. One ...
OR Manager | September 2 2016 1:15 am

Preventing a cyber attack takes commitment--and money

Information technology (IT) has been a lifesaver and a timesaver in healthcare, bringing speed and precision to medical-surgical procedures and ...
OR Manager | August 8 2016 1:35 am

Expand your hybrid OR horizons at conference town halls

The interactive hybrid OR, which debuted at the annual OR Manager Conference in 2014, grows larger and more comprehensive each year. For 2016, ...
OR Manager | July 19 2016 1:15 am

Wearable technology brings both benefits and risks to the OR

Personal wearable technology, which covers the gamut from activity trackers such as Fitbit to e-textiles that monitor vital signs, have the potential ...
OR Manager | February 12 2015 1:35 am

Building the business case for a hybrid OR

Hybrid ORs are proliferating in response to market, surgeon, and even patient demands, but building the business case for this technology can be ...
OR Manager | March 7 2012 12:00 am

Streamlining preoperative care: Role of software

A 65-year-old man with heart disease schedules a knee arthroscopy with his orthopedic surgeon. Thirty miles away, a note pops up to notify the ...

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