Why Should ORI be in Every Operating Room?

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The operating room is a busy place full of multiple people and products, from the patient and the surgical team to the surgical instruments, various devices (patient monitoring, positioning, imaging, etc.), lights, a table, airflow systems, hospital software systems, and more. All of these moving people and pieces come together in a single room, at one time, to help patients along their healthcare journey – but logistically it’s much easier said than done.

Workflow is complex before and during surgery due to room prep and ongoing management of the devices, systems and information involved. In particular, handling equipment connections and staff communication, along with interruptions and delays, is a balancing act that can become quite tricky. Therefore, it’s no surprise that surgical staff members need support to keep things running smoothly.

That’s where an integrated operating room system comes in – to help manage operating room setup and connect staff to information, devices and people, from one interface in the room. Regardless of which procedure is being performed, ORI technology can:

  • Enhance workflow efficiency and flexibility within the OR
  • Simplify interactions with the surgical environment
  • Provide a communication pathway for staff to connect with others outside the room.

That means staff can quickly perform tasks, access the information they need and get back to focusing on the procedure and the patient.

Because of the value that integrated operating rooms can deliver by reducing technology distractions and communication delays, they should be a standard component of every OR. That way, your teams have consistent technology that will allow you to streamline and standardize workflow across the surgical department.

Comprehensive simplicity starts with the right integrated operating room system.

Click here to read our whitepaper for more information on how ORI can impact your operating room. Then learn how our Helion Integrated Surgical System can help.

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Lindsay Sloan, Senior Manager, OR Integrations & Partnerships, Global Surgical Solutions, Hillrom

Lindsay has 15+ years of experience managing software and medical device product portfolios across the U.S. and international markets, and across the care continuum. She has a passion for helping customers solve the complexity of patient care while realizing tangible patient and caregiver benefits through the use of IT solutions for healthcare.