Surgical theaters are the place where a hospital’s most delicate interventions are executed, and on top of that, they’re also one of the largest profit centers. When time and cost are of the essence – for both the hospital and the patient – it is important that surgeons and their staff can rely on well-working, secure infrastructure.
With fast-paced digital evolutions going on, these infrastructures should be future-proof and able to keep up with new technologies for the OR. For example, 3D imaging and surgical robotics have become a reality and the number of minimally invasive surgeries and hybrid ORs continue to rise. Still, hospital budgets are not always rising in line with these evolutions. So efficient operability is of the essence for delivering excellent patient care.
In line with the trend towards big data use in clinical environments, NexxisCare is a flexible, cloud-based software system that enables connecting and managing multiple ORs of various facilities. NexxisCare collects technical data from the OR and visualizes them in a structured dashboard. In this way, problems can be detected proactively and maintenance can be scheduled in time.
Koen Van de Weyer, Senior Product Manager for Nexxis SaaS at Barco, says: “When we talked to our partners on how Barco could help in making our OR-over-IP solution Nexxis even more valuable for them, they indicated that they had difficulties in servicing and monitoring the install base in the field. That motivated our team to work out a solution that offers better troubleshooting capabilities by using Nexxis’s basic concepts of network connectivity, solution simplicity and surgical focus. The result is NexxisCare, our new cloud-based remote monitoring solution for the digital OR, which I am proud to present today.”
OR Integrators, Service Managers and Biomedical Engineers will enjoy an intuitive dashboard of the status of their ORs per facility. They can zoom in to each OR’s devices for detailed reports and problem analyses. An intuitive interface guides the user to the failure, offering graphics on fiber quality, device temperature and fan speed, a problem description and repair advice.
NexxisCare remotely monitors fiber quality and heat of the OR’s equipment based on information gathered by Barco's OR-over-IP system Nexxis, making it easier to anticipate on issues and to schedule and perform proactive maintenance activities. Color codes and graphs visualize each OR’s digital setup. This helps avoiding unexpected downtime, unplanned costs or delayed interventions – in short, it will support the OR’s reliability.
NexxisCare will be available in a subscription model, so equipment is always kept current with the latest software and security updates.
Davide Nocentini, VP Surgical Imaging at Barco, comments: “With the launch of NexxisCare, we are officially stepping into another phase of our Surgical Imaging strategy, which is an ever stronger focus on software and service solutions. NexxisCare is in fact the first step of many that we want to take together with our customers, towards enabling a paramount experience where it is needed the most: the operating room.”
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Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop visualization and collaboration solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting, classroom and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). In 2019, we realized sales of 1.083 billion euro. We have a global team of 3,600 employees, whose passion for technology is captured in 400 granted patents.
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