Harada, R. (2010). The Impact of Technology on the Procedure Room. Hospital & Healthcare Management. Retrieved from: http://www.hhmglobal.com/knowledge-bank/articles/the-impact-of-technology-on-the-procedure-room.
We often marvel at the impact increasingly sophisticated technology has had on medical procedures, pushing the boundaries and turning the improbable into possible. And for each technological innovation, procedural advances accompany it as physicians across the world develop new techniques to better deploy technology. It is a true symbiotic relationship where technology and procedural sophistication advance in virtual lockstep – a forward movement by one demanding a reciprocal and equal movement by the other.
To keep pace with the specialized demands of today’s sophisticated procedures, the procedure room must adapt concurrently to technological innovations, becoming more efficient and more ergonomically safe for staff and patients alike. Perhaps the biggest evolution in today’s surgical suites and intervention rooms is the steady migration toward systems integration.