Published in Outpatient Surgery an opinion piece from Dr. Grantcharov on the value of capturing real-time data during procedures which he believes leads to enhanced patient care. He compared OR staff to professional athletes, who train and improve because of data-driven performance analysis and coaching. “The question is, why haven’t we done that in our clinical environment?” he asked. “We’ve turned the OR into one of the most secretive environments in modern society. Whatever happens there, stays there.”
“As COVID-19 continues to hasten the ongoing shift in perioperative services from reactive to proactive safety, it’s imperative for surgical facilities to mitigate risks and identify concerning trends”, Dr. Grantcharov.