Communication in the operating theater

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place (George Bernard Shaw)” 70% of adverse events in surgery are linked to communication failures1. The most frequent cases relate to equipment and keeping team members updated on the current status of the operation2. However, not all communication failures directly impact the […]

Nodus goes Start-up Nation

“It is a story not just of talent but of tenacity, of insatiable questioning of authority, of determined informality, combined with a unique attitude toward failure, teamwork, mission, risk, and cross-disciplinary creativity” are the words used by author Dan Senor to describe the story of Israel’s economic miracle. One of its most valuable industries has […]

Managing the Outpatient Shift

Driven by dramatic developments in what’s technologically feasible, hospitals are seeing an ever-increasing shift to outpatient treatments. In the United States as one leading example, outpatient revenue is now almost at the same level as inpatient revenue. These developments – especially when combined with, e.g., rapid recovery techniques – are great for patients. They allow […]

Exponentially Increasing: The Value of SaaS Solutions with Integrations

In the past decade we have seen a major shift in the way enterprise software is built, marketed, implemented and utilized. The industry has come a long way from the time when companies ran software on their own servers to today’s predominant model of developing and using software in the cloud. Gartner predicts a continued […]

How to ensure success when standardizing procedures

We have spoken with countless senior surgeons who are convinced that standardization is the key to higher patient safety and efficiency. There is no lack of evidence supporting the need for higher standardization. Having a standard safety checklist before a surgical procedure has been proven to significantly reduce complications and mortality1. If we look to […]