Tag: Data

How data puts the ‘value’ in value-based care

What if a surgeon decided to perform a procedure on a patient that was not totally necessary? It happens more often that one might realize. As recently as August 2023, Forbes published an article that cited a Harvard Business Review report stating that over 50% of lumbar spine surgeries are…

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By: David Cotriss
March 22, 2024
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AI’s pivotal role in transforming OR efficiency, now and in the future

Next-Gen Disruptors: Technologies Transforming the OR Installment #1, presented by LeanTaaS Surgical procedures are necessary steps in patient journeys—no one wants to have surgery, but most people will need it at some point for care continuity and better quality of life. To best support positive outcomes, optimal recovery periods, and…

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By: Elizabeth Stocum, BS, RN
March 22, 2024
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Ambient clinical documentation lets clinicians focus on patients

Editor's Note Ambient clinical documentation is making big inroads among physicians, according to a report on the recent Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference published by CNBC on March 16. This year’s conference attracted more than 30,000 health and technology professionals to Orlando, Florida March 3-6. Highlights of…

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By: Brita Belli
March 18, 2024
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New EPA standards to reduce ethylene oxide emissions

Editor's Note New standards from The Environmental Protection Agency promise to cut nationwide emissions of ethylene oxide—employed to sterilize more than half of US medical devices—by more than 90 percent. According to a March 15 MedPage Today report, the aim is to reduce cancer risk among the 13 to 14…

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By: Matt Danford
March 18, 2024
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Survey reveals broad impact of Change Healthcare cyberattack

Editor's Note The recent cyberattack on Change Healthcare created a financial impact for the lion’s share of US hospitals surveyed recently by the American Hospital Association, with more than half reporting “significant or serious” impact and three of every four also reporting direct impacts on patient care. These data reflect…

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By: Matt Danford
March 18, 2024
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2023 was transformative for ASC sector: Growth, regulatory changes, strategic consolidations

Editor's Note Becker’s ASC Review on February 13 published an in-depth overview of the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) sector's growth and activity in 2023. It highlights the ongoing trends, market dynamics, regulatory changes, and notable company performances within the industry. Here are some takeaways: Growth and consolidation: The ASC sector…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
March 13, 2024
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ACC launches new data registry for cardiac care in ASCs

Editor's Note The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has introduced the CV ASC Registry Suite, a pioneering data registry targeting cardiac procedures at ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs), Cardiovascular Business February 13 reports. This initiative marks a significant development that reflects the trend of cardiac care shifting from hospitals to ASCs.…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
March 13, 2024
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Two scandals at Harvard spotlight data fabrication problem in academic research

Editor's Note Two separate incidents of data fabrication and manipulation involving Harvard University and its affiliates might be indicative of a much larger fraud problem in the scientific research world, Vox March 1 reports. The most recent of the two incidents happened at the Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, which faced…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
March 12, 2024
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Augmented reality headset enables real-time data visualization during surgery

Editor's Note Successful use of augmented reality in a cardiac ablation procedure holds additional promise for training as well as more advanced OR applications, according to a February 29 report from Stanford Medicine. During ablation, a treatment for heart arrythmias, surgeons typically refer to as many as eight screens depicting…

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By: Matt Danford
March 8, 2024
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Patient engagement technologies improve surgical outcomes, perioperative experience

Editor's Note Patient engagement technologies (PETs) reduced length of stay (LOS), complication rates, and readmission rates among patients in a study published February 16 in the American Journal of Surgery. The retrospective cohort study consisted of more than 400 patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery from 2018 to 2022. Approximately 9…

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By: Matt Danford
March 7, 2024
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