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Survey: More ORs Turning to Health IT to Improve Patient Care

A recent survey reveals that health information technology (Health IT) will be the key to success in operating rooms across the U.S.

GlobalMed Telemedicine Technology
GlobalMed Telemedicine Technology
Aug. 20, 2012 - PRLog -- A recent survey commissioned by Surgical Information Systems of Alpharetta, Georgia, reveals that health information technology (Health IT) will be the key to success in operating rooms across the U.S. The survey, which was conducted by Penn Shoen Berland, indicates that more and more operating rooms are turning to health IT amid rising caseloads to increase efficiency, reduce costs, manage work flow and improve the quality of patient care. The survey solicited responses from over 140 senior hospital executives nationwide. The following are just some of the reported results:

-Almost 50 percent reported that their OR case volume has increased within the past year.
-Nearly 73 percent anticipate increased case loads over the next three years.
-Roughly 80 percent of hospital executives believe health IT will increase successful outcomes in the OR.
-A whopping 96 percent of responders believe that health IT is important in recruiting highly qualified doctors and medical personnel.

Clearly, the survey demonstrates that health IT is poised to expand in ORs throughout the nation in the coming years. Increasingly, hospital decision-makers are looking for perioperative IT solutions that will work to improve efficiency, reduce costs and integrate seamlessly with existing technology.

GlobalMed is proud to have been on the leading edge of advanced telemedicine technology for over 10 years. The Scottsdale-based innovator in medical technology products offers a variety of health IT hardware and software that can help facilitate improved patient care and reduced costs in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics and private practices. Clients can choose from cameras, peripherals, scopes, store-and-forward software and mobile medical carts to help cut costs, better manage caseloads and reduce employee errors. Visit http://www.globalmed.com/products.php to learn more about the telemedicine products and software offered at GlobalMed.

About GlobalMed

GlobalMed, a privately held telemedicine company headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, is the leader of telemedicine companies in telehealth hardware and software R&D, design, engineering, manufacture and support. Our team of telemedicine software developers and engineers work closely with scientific and medical professionals—from concept to application—to understand and translate unmet needs into next-generation integrated telemedicine tools unsurpassed in quality, affordability and flexibility. Learn more about GlobalMed online at http://www.globalmed.com.

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