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 44 of 64

difference in image quality wasn't worth the extra expense. Mark Chudow, RN, CNOR, clinical materials manager at the University of South Florida Endoscopy and Surgery Center in Tampa, had a similar experience. When the facility's surgeons opted to upgrade to a newer HD video system instead of investing in 4K, they saved themselves more than $200,000. The surgeons had made a strong initial push for 4K, but backed off when they were shown the technology's price tag. "We're a physician- owned facility," says Mr. Chudow. "The surgeons don't earn what they spend. That reality made them come around pretty quickly to the cost benefit of sticking with high definition." OSM M A R C H 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 4 5

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

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