Challenges in Healthcare Today

The proliferation of medical imaging modalities has been accompanied by the reliance on independent monitors and displays required for the operation of each modality. Interventionalists, surgeons and other clinical staff members rely on the simultaneous use of multiple diagnostic and procedural imaging sources and patient monitoring systems during medical procedures. As the amount and availability of clinically relevant, real-time data has increased, the limits of current logistics systems to deliver clinically useful information, to the clinical decision-maker, has been reached. Procedure rooms have become cluttered with monitors, often causing confusion to doctors and staff during procedures. Additionally, physicians are limited in their ability to manage and consult all available information prior to making real-time decisions. Uninformed decisions can lead to patient risk and liability concerns for both clinicians and institutions.

The pressure for efficient use of space in hospitals has also risen. Hospitals continue in their effort to maximize useful patient care space in order to increase volume and revenue without increasing overhead and infrastructure. By consolidating information into fewer redundant monitors and displays, hospitals hope to optimize patient care and economic efficiency.

Efficiency Benefits

  • Faster procedures
  • Quicker exam preparation

Patient Care Benefits

  • Increased access to clinical data
  • Accuracy through visualization
  • Reduced visual fatigue

Logistical Benefits

  • Reduced space requirements
  • Reduced clutter