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head light camera are some of the many options. With the integration, especially with the wi-fi connection to the sec- ondary monitors, we are able to decrease the unruly congestion of data displays in the OR. This saves space, reduces clutter, and improves the safety of the surgical team moving about in the OR. Like an orchestra with all the key players located in the correct spot, the overall performance is balanced for optimal efficiency. Many tout video integration's ability to control the routing of audio/video signals from different pieces of equipment from a central location as its greatest clinical utility. But there are so many more benefits. Some systems let you control the insufflators and light sources, as well as the lighting and room climate controls. You can record surgeries from multiple camera angles. You can stream live surgeries around the world. In addition, your surgeons can view and manipulate video and images during and after the case for optimal electronic health record documentation without the clutter of DVDs, jump drives or photographs. If you're thinking of integrating your ORs so you can better manage your OR video and surgical devices, this list of 8 obvious and not-so- obvious benefits might help convince you to dive in. • Speech-recognition dictation. Newer integration systems let physi- cians dictate right from the field — as they're closing the incision. Software captures the op note and puts it right into medical records. Not only is this is a great time-saver, but the op note will be more detailed and accurate, and you won't have to chase docs down to complete their dictation. • Documentation. Surgeons can capture and save to a secure server with the cloud, video and other images for documentation purposes. They can drag and drop them onto the medical record, forward them to their office to show patients what their procedures looked like during a O C T O B E R 2 0 1 6 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 6 9

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