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Hip With the Times - July 2017 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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room camera, so they can track the day's action and plan care in their areas accordingly. That enhanced communication helps managers in several departments track the progress of cases and make sched- uling adjustments. 8 Live-stream surgery. Because the ORs are completely inte- grated, we can also live-stream images to remote locations for teaching purposes. With the consent of the patient and surgeon, we can stream an entire procedure to a monitor in a conference room. Almost forgot about picture quality Here we are, near the end of an article on surgical monitors, and we haven't once mentioned picture quality. All our monitors are outfitted for 3D, HD and 4K imaging. We've added 3D laparoscopic cameras, but haven't yet decided if we'll invest in 4K cameras that are needed at the other end of the imaging chain to take advantage of all that high-end surgical video has to offer. Does the difference between high-definition and ultra high-definition imaging provide enough of a clinical difference to justify 4K's added expense? Our surgeons aren't sold that it provides enough value, but that could change moving for- ward. In the meantime, we'll continue to reap the behind-the-scenes benefits of big-screen surgery. OSM J U L Y 2 0 1 7 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 1 9 During room turnover, we display the surgeon's preference card and a video of the back table setup on our big screens. Ms. Lund (stacy.lund@sanfordhealth.org) is director of surgical services at Sanford Medical Center Fargo (N.D.).

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