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Modular urology platform and integrated operating room system H – optimised working environments for urology and surgery

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Informa UK Ltd
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© 1998 Informa UK Ltd All rights reserved: reproduction in whole or part not permitted
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Original Article
ISSN
1364-5706
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1365-2931
D.O.I.
10.3109/13645709809153117
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Modular urology platform and integrated operating room system H – optimised working environments for urology and surgery

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Min lnvas Ther 8,Allied Techno1 1W8:7/5:455-457 Notes from the industry Modular urology platform and integrated operating room system optimised working environments for urology and surgery - R. Trierweiler and T. Reichert Siemens Medical Engineering, Erlangen, Germany Introduction The recent emphasis on such topics as managed care, cost pressure and disease management, signals that healthcare is undergoing significant changes. Due to the steps taken to optimise clinical processes and to maximise the potential for equipment utilisation, there ISan intensive search for new concepts and approaches to specific working environments. New, less invasive therapeutic modalities are emerging and increased quality requirements are being implemented. The market recognises the clinical and logistic benefits of integrated product solutions, as opposed to simple, stand-alone products. The current situation is a challenge an opportunity welcomed by medical equipment providers, such as Siemens, who, in cooperation with strategic partners, offer integrated solutions which optimise clinical capabilities and streamline routine tasks. The following two product overviews present and discuss such solutions for urology and surgery. pieces of equipment will be used rather infrequently, which, in some cases, can be hard to justify economically. The challenge for providers of urology equipment is thus to offer an affordable
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