Break foreign monopoly, digital operating room will no longer be a luxury
In today's increasingly technologically advanced world, we may hear many surgeons say, "I need more medical imaging. I also hope that the operating room can maintain smooth information exchange with external resources to deal with emergencies.When I am preoperatively or even intraoperatively, I prefer to have access to various clinical data and images of patients at any time and on demand. That way, when I step off the operating table, I can say with confidence, "I am confident that by now the offending lesion has been completely removed."
Undoubtedly, because the traditional operating room is in a closed and isolated environment, it cannot realize the communication between the operating room and the outside, nor can it centralize the access to various clinical data and image information of patients, nor can it automatically save the relevant images and anesthesia information during the operation. Therefore, with the deep integration of information technology and modern medical technology, along with the voice of the majority of surgical workers, digital operating room is born.
As the necessary direction of the future in the operating room, digital operating room, by integrating indoor all sorts of advanced surgical devices and ihs, EPR electronic medical records management system, PACS radiation imaging, LIS inspection reports and other information system, the original "information island" became a ubiquitous information center. A doctor at the time of surgery to real-time, easy access to a lot of important information related to the patients, accurate operation, thus greatly improve the efficiency and safety of operation. At the same time, digital operating room can realize remote consultation, operation teaching and other applications through real-time audio and video interaction, and complete monitoring and storage recording of the entire operation process, so as to achieve a high degree of sharing of all kinds of medical equipment resources and information data resources, improve the surgical cleanliness and the teaching level, and make the operation teaching more vivid and real. The large amount of intraoperative data recorded will also provide valuable resources for scientific research and evidence-based medicine.
All of this means a lot to patients, doctors and hospitals. With the improvement of people's living standards, patients have higher requirements for medical services, and people always hope to get higher quality surgical treatment with less surgical trauma, faster wound healing and shorter hospital stay. The surgeon, on the other hand, needs convenient access to various information of the patient, easy operation of surgical instruments, and communication with the outside. For a hospital, it is necessary to make full use of information technology to comprehensively integrate all kinds of information and accelerate the innovation of operation management, service, system and other aspects. In order to improve work efficiency and quality of service to ensure patient safety, so as to win in the fierce market competition.
Obviously, the advantages of the digital operating room are there for all to see. An American survey report shows that the digital operating room can increase the operation efficiency by 5% ~ 10% on average. The odds of doctors making the best decision in the digital operating room have also been significantly improved. In the face of this "lofty" new thing, which can achieve both economic and social benefits, all major hospitals naturally yearn for it and begin to put the reconstruction or new construction planning of digital operating rooms on the agenda. A number of fast and forward-looking grade A hospitals have been successfully deployed and are already in operation.
However, although the development trend of digital operating room is irresistible, it is not a feast for the common people. On the contrary, for most hospitals, such a perfect operating room means a huge expense that is completely over budget. At present, the digital operating room has been monopolized by foreign products for a long time, and the construction cost is usually 400 to 500 rooms. Therefore, facing the huge gap between the optimistic prospect brought by the digital operating room and the huge upfront investment, many hospital managers are discouraged from such an operating room transformation.
Fortunately, the actual situation has changed. Compared with the high cost of foreign established medical enterprises, the project cost of domestic digital operating room manufacturers who carry out customized construction plans according to different requirements of hospitals will also be quite different. At present, the domestic digital operating room market is basically controlled by foreign enterprises. Stryker from the United States, Karl Storz from Germany, Olympus from Japan, etc., occupy about 90% of the domestic market share, while domestic manufacturers compete in the remaining market space of about 10%. However, with the continuous progress of domestic technology, domestic digital operating room system, which can be customized, closer to end users and more competitive in price, is becoming more and more popular among domestic hospital users. Not every digital operating room is a million-dollar project. According to the actual needs, we can provide simpler and more reasonable integrated solutions.