Operating Room Solution Integrates Healthcare Environment
By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 04 Apr 2018
Image: A surgical OR system integrates visual insights (Photo courtesy of Image Stream Medical).
A next-generation operating room (OR) system integrates visual insights derived from legacy, high definition (HD), and ultra-high definition (UHD) medical sources.
The Olympus Medical (Tokyo, Japan) EasySuite 4K suite is a vendor-neutral architecture and enterprise scalable platform that improves surgical teams’ efficiency through native 4K support and full-room distribution of native, uncompressed video. Built on a 10GB IP standards-based switching backbone with enterprise-grade security features, the platform is designed for 4K medical devices. EasySuite 4K's content management, video streaming, and communication solutions are also fully backward-compatible with previous versions of EasySuite OR integration systems and EasyPort universal HD video connectors.
EasySuite 4K also provides a relaxing patient experience prior to surgery with a patient greeting system, delivering soothing images and sounds with separate settings for adults and pediatrics. Clinicians can also consult virtually with colleagues during a surgical case in an interactive, collaborative, environment via the Image Stream Medical (Littleton, MA, USA) MedPresence suite, which provides a rich, interactive experience combining video, audio, and relevant contextual imagery and information, with shared control and real-time telestration.
“The ability to capture, route, and view images across the continuum of care through EasySuite 4K will not only improve a clinician's productivity, but also a patient's experience,” said Todd Usen, president of Olympus Medical Systems Group. “Through EasySuite 4K, we believe the advancement in 4K cameras, microscopes, and surgical displays can now play an even greater role in supporting precision surgery. We are excited to set a new standard in system integration and develop products that help clinicians glean insights from high-resolution images to better consult, diagnose, and treat patients.”
“Our trusted relationships with world-class hospitals provide us with deep understanding of the unique challenges of today's healthcare environments and the inspiration to build solutions like EasySuite 4K,” said Eddie Mitchell, CEO of Image Stream Medical. “Unlike competitive solutions that require clinicians to be aware of complex underlying technology, we never lose sight of who we are building solutions for – clinicians whose number one focus is on the care of their patients. When clinicians don't even notice the sophisticated and cutting-edge technology underpinning EasySuite, we've done our job.”