During a complex plastic & reconstructive procedure, for instance, millions of data points are generated. Correct management of this data offers numerous opportunities – future transformations in healthcare will be enabled by data.1
Our challenge is to maximize the opportunities that this data offer. To achieve this, in the theatre we need our equipment to be fully integrated into existing hospital IT structures. We need equipment that records our data, and stores it in a structured, standardized and secure manner so that it can be easily accessed.
How Can We Overcome This Challenge?
- 1 1 Vedula SS and Hager GD. Surgical data science: The new knowledge domain. Innov Surg Sci 2017;2:109-121