Outpatient Surgery Magazine

Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Surgical Construction - March 2018

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

Issue link: http://magazine.outpatientsurgery.net/i/954753

Contents of this Issue

Navigation

Page 43 of 64

The 2 video components Missouri Orthopaedic con- sidered for its imaging upgrade were comparable in price and had very differ- ent image quality. For lead- ers there, it was a no-brain- er to go with the true 4K system. For others, the choice is less obvious. Doris A. Collier, RN, MBA, is an administrator who believes the image quality of high definition video is plenty good enough for the sur- geons of Specialists One Day Surgery in Syracuse, N.Y. The practice's surgery center currently has 40 high definition cam- eras and HD monitors hung in 5 of its 6 ORs. The facility reluctantly added a 4K monitor to the sixth room and will switch out the other HD monitors when they stop working, but only because they have to. "Manufacturers will eventually stop making high definition cameras and monitors, so we'll have to upgrade," says Ms. Collier. She looked into transitioning fully to 4K several years ago, but replacing the facili- ty's HD system with 4K components would have cost more than $1 million. Her practice's surgeons, who specialize in orthopedics, decided the 4 4 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • M A R C H 2 0 1 8 • SPACE SAVER Newer video towers house the camera, light source and network capabilities in one compact box.

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

view archives of Outpatient Surgery Magazine - Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Surgical Construction - March 2018