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The Intelligent Surgery Blog

Augmented Reality for spine surgery

Technologies Transforming Education in Spine Surgery

Being a spine surgeon requires the dedication, training, and focus of a professional athlete with significantly more at stake – patients’ lives. Spine surgery can be complex, and patient and surgeon training is a continuous learning process. Even experienced spine surgeons are constantly measuring, monitoring, and analyzing the results of each case and looking for ways to improve how they operate and educate. 

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Future of Spine Surgery

The Future of Spine Surgery: More Intelligent Outpatient Procedures

Spine surgeons across the United States are wondering how to manage their practice and caseloads amid lowered reimbursements. Even before the pandemic, the world of spine surgeries had been experiencing some seismic shifts, including:

  1. Payment models evolving from the traditional fee-for-service, 
  2. Growing patient demand for Minimally Invasive Surgeries (MIS), 
  3. Rising expectations from patients for outpatient procedures that allow them to return to their daily lives faster. 

COVID-19 accelerated these trends.

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Intelligent Surgery Ecosystem: Future of Surgery

Enhatch, a leading developer of software as a service (SaaS) for the medical device industry, is launching a new era in digital surgery: The Intelligent Surgery Ecosystem. Intelligent surgery will elevate patient care to new heights and redefine the industry.

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Henry Ford

Reducing Orthopedic Burnout with AI: How Henry Ford Can Help

Henry Ford is associated with intelligence, but not artificial intelligence (AI). After all, AI was born a year before his death. However, in his heyday, Ford went against popular opinion and introduced innovative ways to reduce employee burnout in his factories. This type of disruptive innovation is what AI can bring right now to help heal the U.S. healthcare system, including the field of Orthopedics. 

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Whiteside’s Line 2.0

At AAOS 2021, Enhatch hosted an Innovation Theater discussion where CEO Peter Verrillo showed us how enabling technologies can limit rotation when practicing this widely-used technique. 

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artificial intelligence in medical device

Artificial Intelligence in Medical Devices: Top 3 Trends You Need to Know

Medical device companies are under pressure to do more with less. 

The healthcare system is focused on patient-centricity, which means having to sustain a high quality of service. Additionally, market competition between device companies is fierce, there are more regulations than years prior, and reimbursements continue to drop. 

Medical device companies must meet customer expectations, continue to innovate and stay competitive while lowering costs. Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be the balm to ease some of the burdens on medical device manufacturers. 

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complete guide to AAOS 2021

Your Complete Guide to AAOS 2021

With in-person events being canceled or postponed for a year, the Enhatch team is SO excited to be attending the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. This year’s conference will be in warm, and sunny California at the San Diego Convention Center

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Orthopedic Surgeon conducting preop planning

Pre-op Planning and Optimization: How to Ease Orthopedic Surgeon Burden

-     86% of surgeons reported an increase in preoperative workload before Total Joint Arthroplasty or TJA (2020 AAHKS surveys)

-     There is a huge need for faster, safer, and more accurate preoperative efficiency for elective orthopedic procedures

-     Intelligent AI-based preoperative planning solutions can ease the overall preoperative burden for surgeons and their staff

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an orthopedic surgeon looking at an x-ray for a patient-matched solution

Increasing Preoperative Care Efficiencies with Patient-Matched Solutions

Prepping for surgery starts long before the surgeon scrubs up and walks into the operating room. For medical device companies, the logistics of planning for surgery involves inventory management, communication with the surgeon, and even tracking expenses. This person is responsible for all the instruments and implants in the operating room, and that is not a task to be taken lightly.

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