dismiss

Mark your calendars: the next Clean Sweep Live Auction will be on Thursday, January 25th--Click to view the full catalogue

DOTmed Home MRI Oncology Ultrasound Molecular Imaging X-Ray Cardiology Health IT Business Affairs
News Home Parts & Service Operating Room CT Women's Health Proton Therapy Endoscopy HTMs Mobile Imaging
SEARCH
Current Location:
>
> This Story


Log in or Register to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment

 

 

More Industry Headlines

Siemens Healthineers lays out cost-cutting strategy ahead of IPO Future plans call for changes saving almost $300 million annually

Global health and medical insurance providers market to hit $1.6 trillion by 2020 Major driving force is the growing elderly population

Researchers develop PET tracer that can measure damage caused by MS Offers advantages not found with conventional MR

MITA and others call for long-term solution to medical device tax First payment under tax is due by January 29

The New York Times moly-99 report: 6 takeaways Insights from several experts on the delicate moly-99 supply chain

Canadian resident pleads guilty in US health care scam Sold device under false pretense of treating more than 200 diseases

NTT Data Services partners with AI provider Pieces Technologies Utilizing AI and natural language processing to enhance patient care

Radiology Partners and three universities establish radiology research center Will focus on improving best practices

Philips to relocate NA headquarters from Andover to Cambridge Relocation in Mass. brings company to innovation hub

UK researchers 3-D print biological structures for tissue regeneration and replica organs A step closer to printing transplant organs

OR caseload surge encourages IT investment: survey

by Brendon Nafziger , DOTmed News Associate Editor
Hospital executives say operating room volume will increase over the next three years, while health information technology serves as a recruiting tool for doctors and nurses, according to a survey commissioned by a medical software firm.

The online survey, carried out by Penn Shoen Berland for Surgical Information Systems LLC, a perioperative software company, polled 142 hospital C-suite executives, including CEOs, chief information officers, chief financial officers and chief medical information officers.

Story Continues Below Advertisement

Streamline Your Radiology Workflow with RamSoft's PowerServer RIS/PACS

The PowerServer RIS/PACS is a single database application, essential to reducing redundant work, limiting manual data entry, and increasing consistency throughout healthcare practices. Click to learn how it will help you improve patient care and more.



According to a SIS press release, 49 percent of respondents said OR caseloads rose over the past year, while 75 percent said volumes would keep increasing over the next three years.

The big growth will be in outpatient cases, according to the survey. Ninety-one percent of executives said outpatient volumes will grow over the next three years, while only 39 percent said they expected inpatient volumes to climb.

Most execs thought HIT was a "strategic driver" of success. The most important functions for HIT in the OR were scheduling, systems integration and information storage. Twenty percent of respondents picked scheduling as their top choice, 16 percent integration and 12 percent storage, according to the poll.

Scheduling might have landed on top because about three-quarters of respondents said OR scheduling was "inherently different" from other types of hospital scheduling.

Interestingly, in a survey of 100 U.S. surgeons, also commissioned by SIS and released in July, the doctors' perioperative IT priorities, in order of preference, were error reduction, patient care improvements and ease of use.

For the current survey, the margin of error is plus or minus about 7 percent.

SIS, based in Alpharetta, Ga., makes the SIS Base Surgery, SIS Advanced Surgery and SIS Complete Periop OR software packages.

Related:


You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment

Advertise
Increase Your
Brand Awareness
Auctions + Private Sales
Get The
Best Price
Buy Equipment/Parts
Find The
Lowest Price
Daily News
Read The
Latest News
Directory
Browse All
DOTmed Users
Ethics on DOTmed
View Our
Ethics Program
Gold Parts Vendor Program
Receive PH
Requests
Gold Service Dealer Program
Receive RFP/PS
Requests
Healthcare Providers
See all
HCP Tools
Jobs/Training
Find/Fill
A Job
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
Get Parts
Quotes
Recently Certified
View Recently
Certified Users
Recently Rated
View Recently
Certified Users
Rental Central
Rent Equipment
For Less
Sell Equipment/Parts
Get The
Most Money
Service Technicians Forum
Find Help
And Advice
Simple RFP
Get Equipment
Quotes
Virtual Trade Show
Find Service
For Equipment
Access and use of this site is subject to the terms and conditions of our LEGAL NOTICE & PRIVACY NOTICE
Property of and Proprietary to DOTmed.com, Inc. Copyright ©2001-2018 DOTmed.com, Inc.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED