Listen: Leaders from Parkview Health and Brainlab join MATTER and Hillrom to discuss how operating rooms will evolve over the next two decades

How will operating rooms enable more efficient, more effective and less risky surgeries over the next two decades? Parkview Health VP of Virtual Health Max Maile and Brainlab Digital OR Director Florian Moser discuss these questions and more in a conversation moderated by Hillrom Global Surgical Solutions Director of Clinical and Market Insights Kirsten Emmons.

“On one hand, there’s this drive to personalize care for each patient, but there’s also the idea that standardization must occur to deliver lower costs and better outcomes,” says Max Maile, VP of virtual health at Parkview Health. “In the OR, I think about how the equipment and tools will be personalized for the patient. For example, when driving, there are a lot of ways to get from point A to point B, but GPS tells us the best way depending on our desired outcome, such as the most efficient way or the way that avoid tolls. I believe we’ll start to see that kind of standardization with the toolset in the OR to help us deliver a personalized care plan for the patient.”

When considering how surgeons and clinical staff react to clinical decision support and automation in the OR, Florian Moser, digital OR director at Brainlab, says that “surgeons typically want to have the freedom of choice to do what they do best when treating the patient. I don’t think standardization in the OR will go down to every single step, but rather to documentation or certain checkpoints in the procedure. Surgeons can then leverage that data to learn based off the standard of care.”

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