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selves. Several respondents were eager to upgrade to 4K video when it would be financially feasible for their facilities to do so. Some spoke of a desire for better video clarity, color, depth, or to add additional or larger screens. Readers were invited to be as creative as they'd like and imagine any type of surgical screen for their center. What would it be used to do? One wanted a "screen that would allow everyone to see the same thing, with clarity and connectivity that is so simple a first- grader could use it." A clinical director wished for a split-screen with endoscope video on one side and the sinus navigation screen on the other to make it easier for her surgeons to operate. Several respondents wanted monitors with more wireless capabili- ty and ease of movement to make things easier for surgeons. Others wanted more touchscreens, more integration with OR equipment and computer systems, access to charts and the internet, and addi- tional monitors in ORs or at the main desk to display cases and sta- tus. Other wishlist items include picture-in-picture settings, the abili- ty to take snapshots of video images and the capability to view C- arm images or flip between patient info and X-rays. Words to buy by Respondents were asked to give other facility leaders advice for investing in new video platforms. "Go as advanced as possible at the time of purchase," says Mr. Wade. "Technology changes so quickly that you can be behind [the technology curve] at the time of purchase and limit yourself." Another facility director had similar advice, imploring you to com- mit to modern technology. Indeed, a recurring theme was to not "go cheap" and instead invest in reliable, durable, high-quality equipment. Still, others cautioned against defaulting to top-of-the-line products 9 8 • O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J U N E 2 0 2 0

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