The University of Munich Hospital and Clinics in Germany has selected Brainlab’s Buzz Digital OR to enable optimised system control and improved distribution of information in operating rooms.
The hospital will equip 32 operating rooms in the new Großhadern surgical building, with 64 Buzz Digital OR systems with 42" multitouch displays featuring a touch control interface.
University of Munich Hospital and Clinics clinical director professor K. W. Jauch said both the hospital and Brainlab share a similar vision of continuously working towards the integration of medical devices and IT in healthcare facilities.
"As a result of this foundational integration, data management within the operating room (OR) becomes more intelligent, scalable and flexible," Jauch added.
"This programme will push the convergence of medical devices and information technology. We are confident that this new IP-based approach to establish a digital OR can improve workflows, reduce costs and result in improved patient care."
The computer and IP-based system is a centralised information hub that allows effective handling of information relevant in the OR.
The control interface is designed to rationalise and enable spontaneous management of medical images and other patient information.
Buzz has the flexibility to manage video images from endoscope, microscope, communicate with other medical devices and aids in documentation of patient treatment.
Brainlab founder and CEO Stefan Vilsmeier said: "Brainlab and The University of Munich Hospital and Clinics are strong partners in realising a new approach toward making relevant data accessible in the OR. This installation has the potential to set a standard for the OR of the future."