Medical Construction & Design

NOV-DEC 2016

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32 Medical Construction & Design | NOV EMBER / DECEMBER 2016 | MCDM AG.COM BY MATTHEW BLUETTE As healthcare organizations continue to look for effi cient ways to treat patients, the posi- tive outcomes of hybrid operating rooms are encouraging hospital executives to seriously consider adding them to their facilities. For some organizations, converting exist- ing clinical space into a hybrid OR makes sense, but in most cases creating a new hy- brid OR space would off er the greatest ben- efi ts. Careful examination of the expected goals of the hybrid OR, as well as available space and budgetary limits, can help deter- mine the most appropriate direction. Healthcare organizations consid- ering hybrid ORs may be focused on vascular-related surgeries, as they make the most use out of the imaging capabili- ties off ered by hybrid operating rooms. However, other fi elds, such as neurology and orthopedics, are increasing their use of a hybrid OR's live imaging capabilities. Additionally, once a hybrid OR is incorpo- rated within a medical facility, more spe- cialties will be exposed to the applications available and, in all likelihood, fi nd ways to put them to good use in their fi elds. Consideration 1: It's all about location Choosing the location of the hybrid OR is critical — if it's placed within a cluster of vascular ORs, it will most likely be limited in use for vascular-related surgeries. This is an important consideration depend- ing on the healthcare organization's goals for the hybrid OR and could be a driving factor on the decision to renovate or build new space. A hybrid operating room is diff erent from a traditional operating room in that hybrid ORs have fi xed advanced imag- ing technology, such as C-Arms, CT and MRI. The procedures done in a hybrid room rely on live images provided by the imaging equipment, allowing surgeons to navigate within the patient and to ensure positioning and appropriate functioning Top considerations when adding a hybrid OR BUILD NEW OR REPURPOSE ? 75% By 2018, 75 percent of cardiovascular surgeons will be working in a hybrid operating suite. — $50.6b The global market for minimally invasive surgery is expected to reach $50.6 billion by 2019. — More square footage is needed in hybrid operating rooms to allow for additional technical equipment, as well as staff members. SMART HOSPITALS ISSUE FOCUS

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