Outpatient Surgery Magazine

Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Megatrends - January 2018

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

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2 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 8 Contents 4 Adapt or Be Left Behind Follow these 5 trends to prepare for surgery's exciting future. Mark A. Talamini, MD, MBA 8 Skyrocketing Demand For Outpatient Surgery Focus on cost containment, convenience and clinical advancements to capitalize on the exponential growth of case volumes. Zeev N. Kain, MD, MBA, FAAP 18 Are You Fully Invested in Patient Safety? The movement toward value-based reimburse- ment makes positive outcomes more economically important than ever before. Daniel Cook | Executive Editor 27 Can We End Cross-Contamination? Shoot for zero healthcare infections by focusing on these 3 overlooked sources of recontamination. Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 36 Rise of the Robot Market competition and specialty-specific platforms will make robotic-assisted surgery commonplace. Brielle Gregory | Associate Editor 46 What Will the Future Of Surgery Look Like? Virtual and augmented reality promises to transform how surgery is planned, performed and promoted. Rafael Grossmann, MD 52 Can We Eliminate Post-Op Pain? Tailoring analgesic efforts to individual patients and developing techniques and technologies hold promise for a less painful future. Brielle Gregory | Associate Editor 57 Your Surgeons Won't Believe Their Eyes Big screens and crystal clear, lifelike images will be mainstays in the operating room of the future. Bill Donahue | Contributing Editor 66 It's Time to Get Excited About What's Next Q&A with Thomas Frey, futurist and revolutionary thinker about tomorrow's possibilities. To Our Readers Surgical facility leaders have repeatedly proven quite adept at adapting to technological advances, even when it entails some bumps (EMRs) and bruises (HD) along the way. You know that if you stand still in the ever-evolving world of surgery, you'll watch the world pass you by. The Manager's Guide to Megatrends in Surgery will provide you with a glimpse into the future so that you can prepare for what's coming rather than reacting to it once it's already here. Embracing new ideas like autonomous surgical robots and virtual reality might be difficult, but staying current on new developments in surgical care will position your facility to ride the momentum of change into the OR of tomorrow. Cover design by Ethan Anderson | Photo courtesy of Medical Realities Megatrends J a n u a r y 2 0 1 8 w w w . o u t p a t i e n t s u r g e r y . n e t 22

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