Outpatient Surgery Magazine

Hot Technology Supplement - April 2018

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

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creative ways to work with new technologies. What they've found is that "play" time generates new and creative ideas that make it into their product lines. You can translate that business-world practice into the ORs. Clinical leads at my hospital are given protected time to dig in and learn every aspect of new technologies. They then transfer that knowledge to their team and support its implementation. In a sense, they become technical leads. That model works well. By being open minded to innovative technologies and promoting their use within your facility, you'll ultimately help advance the future of sur- gery, contribute to better patient care and lower healthcare costs. OSM Dr. Geiger (jgeiger@med.umich.edu) is a professor of surgery at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and executive director of the University of Michigan's Pediatric Device Consortium. "OESFX$PIFO.%'"$4 #FWFSMZ)JMMT$BMJGPSOJB 0[ -VY )S3VOUJNF i6ONBUDIFEDPNGPSUw #SJHIUFSUIBOmCFSPQUJD *OmOJUFXJUIIPUTXBQ -*()5&45#3*()5&45-0/(&4536//*/( 03463(*$"-)&"%-*()5 9 'HVLJQHGDQG$VVHPEOHGLQ86$ XXX3POJO4VSHJDBMDPN 'PSOPDPTUUSJBMTPSEFST BOENJTTJPOUSJQMPBOFST

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