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February 2024
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Session: Outpatient surgery trends—What’s on the horizon?

Editor's Note Why do robotics matter? Jamie Clow, senior analyst and partner at Cleveland Research Company in Ohio, opened this session with that question, spurring an insightful deep dive into key trends in the orthopedic landscape with a focus on robotics and enabling technology. “There can be some fatigue around…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
February 6, 2024
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Session: Fast-forward—ECRI’s top 10 health technology hazards

Editor's Note ECRI, an independent, nonprofit organization that aims to improve the safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness of care across all healthcare settings, every year compiles and unveils a list of the top 10 technology hazards affecting patient care. The motivation for producing this list, according to Jason Launders, director of…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
February 5, 2024
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Keynote: The future is now—Novel solutions to advance health equity and improve patient outcomes

Editor's Note Young Juhn, MD, MPH, professor of pediatrics, research lab director, and clinical investigator at Mayo Clinic, is opening the OR Business Management Conference today by walking attendees through the Mayo Clinic HOUSES (housing-based socioeconomic status) Program. HOUSES was “developed, validated, and implemented…for measuring individual socioeconomic status based on…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
February 5, 2024
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Role of data in surgical, patient preparedness for MSK cases

Data and surveys

An estimated 126.6 million Americans are dealing with the impact of a musculoskeletal (MSK) condition, according to a US Bone and Joint Initiative report. That means, one in two adults in the US have gone or will be going through a wide range of hip, knee, shoulder, and/or spine procedures.…

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By: David Cotriss
December 20, 2023
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HHS releases concept paper on cybersecurity for healthcare sector

Editor's Note The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a new concept paper on the department’s strategy regarding cybersecurity for the healthcare sector, a December 6 HHS press release reports. The paper details four pillars for action:  publishing new voluntary healthcare-specific cybersecurity performance goals working with Congress…

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By: Brita Belli
December 7, 2023
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Researchers are calling for better tracking of chronic diseases

Editor's Note There are new efforts underway to better harness electronic health record (EHR) data to track chronic diseases, as was done with tracking infectious diseases such as during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article discussing these efforts appeared in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice in October 2023.…

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By: Brita Belli
December 6, 2023
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New Joint Commission certification addresses secondary use of data

Editor's Note The Joint Commission announced a new certification program in a December 5 Global Newswire press release. The new certification provides guidance to healthcare organizations on the safe transfer of patient data to third-party organizations.   The voluntary Responsible Use of Health Data (RUHD) Certification program aims to help hospitals…

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By: Brita Belli
December 6, 2023
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Lack of accurate information on patient deaths in California strains resources

Editor's Note In California, 20% of patients who have died were still being shown as alive with a serious illness in their medical records, leading to wasteful outreach and strain on hospital workers’ time, MedicalXpress December 4 reports. The findings were originally published in JAMA Internal Medicine.  Due to a…

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By: Brita Belli
December 4, 2023
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Editorial

Staffing crises continue to plague the healthcare industry, but that cannot continue to be the focus of perioperative leaders. That was the poignant message that underscored the attendee experience at the 36th OR Manager Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. After attending the engaging keynotes, numerous breakout sessions, and several networking events,…

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By: Lindsay Botts
November 15, 2023
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Research study assessing accuracy of ChatGPT in medical diagnoses

Editor's Note A May 2023 study shows that ChatGPT–a large language model artificial intelligence chatbot–can make accurate diagnoses and care management decisions but is less adept at differential diagnosis. The findings were published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.  The research team from Mass General Brigham inputted all 36…

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By: Brita Belli
November 14, 2023
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