Being in the operating room feels a bit like being in one of those bomb disposal squads that we see on TV. The surgeon is carefully bent over the patient performing a difficult procedure. Hundreds of images rush through his mind as he recalls all the data about this patient and the steps he needs…

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Developing medical grade solutions… … is a challenge for every producer. Every change, step and decision must be logged, monitored and evaluated. To address this in a comprehensive and detailed way harmonized standards help us deliver quality products and ensure the benefits for the end-users. Products in the medical domain are highly regulated.  In the end…

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The world is spinning faster and faster and every day new technological advances are made. The field of surgery is no exception and procedures that seemed impossible only a few decades ago are considered as standard today. I discussed breakthrough in surgical technology, what it is striving to achieve and what the future holds in…

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Source: Blog re-post from Myo Developer Community ADORA is a team of computer science engineers, medical sales specialists, surgeons, medical hardware experts and entrepreneurs, seeking improvements and state of the art solutions. ADORA Assistant™ uses the Myo armband for hands-free control of medical images during surgery.  At ADORA, we believe that better healthcare and patient…

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WATCH Society – an independent, International Society for and by Medical Professionals hosted its third Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. As mentioned by prof. Homero Rivas, Watch Society vice-president – with new technology in Healthcare, co-creation and academic validation is needed – especially when patient safety is at stake. This Conference was about real content, collaboration,…

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In November ADORA presented its Innovative HealthCare solutions in partnership with ADVANTECH at the largest medical trade fair – Medica. Held in the Düsseldorf exhibition centre every November, Medica is visited by over 128,000 visitors. Read more about Medica here. ADORA presented the following solutions: ADORA Assistant™ ADORA Assistant™ is your helper in the operating…

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  When Ariadne Labs wanted to create a simple and scalable way to make surgery safer and easier, they approached the problem the old-fashioned way. Ariadne Labs convened a team, explored their options, and ultimately found a solution. What they found was that a simple surgery checklist, which created a basic communications structure, could reduce…

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While they may not make the headlines often, surgical errors are a serious and widespread issue that hospitals face on a daily basis. According to a 2014 analysis performed by the Patient Safety in Surgery Journal, between 46% and 65% of complications in hospitals occur during surgery.

So apart from hospital-acquired infections (or surgical-site infections), which already take a heavy toll on patient health annually, surgical errors also constitute a serious issue for all involved. Read on to find out more about various types of errors that occur during surgery and how hospitals can address these effectively.

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