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OSD Staff
Publish Date: September 3, 2015   |  Tags:   Product News
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A Customizable and Automated Laser Cataract Platform
The LENSAR Laser System with Streamline is the first femtosecond laser cataract platform that lets you automate several planning and execution steps of refractive cataract surgery. Streamline allows for the wireless transfer of data from pre-op diagnostic devices to the femtosecond laser in the OR, improving workflow and reducing manual data entry errors. The surgeon can then use this data to map the eye during the procedure. Streamline also features an integrated cataract density imaging technology that automatically categorizes the cataract to a pre-programmed fragmentation pattern, as well as a new arcuate incision-planning table that helps define the location, depth and extent of the surgeon's incisions. Streamline lets surgeons tailor these applications to their preferences and store their customized programs for future procedures.
lensar.com


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This Light Fixture Continuously Kills Bacteria
Install an Indigo-Clean light fixture just as you would any other light fixture, turn it on and let the disinfecting begin. The technology, harmless to people and designed to provide the same illumination as standard overhead lighting, uses high-intensity narrow-spectrum light to automatically and continuously kill bacteria both in the air and on all surfaces it comes into contact with. The company says it can reduce bacteria — including MRSA, C. diff and VRE — by 70% beyond what routine cleaning provides. The killing mechanism is similar to that of bleach, with the light targeting and deactivating naturally occurring molecules inside the microorganisms. For areas where bacteria are especially prevalent and less illumination is needed, there's also an indigo-only version, which emits a higher dosage of bacteria-killing light.
indigo-clean.com


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Hold Arms in Place During Shoulder Surgery
When used with ISM's forearm Phase4 Gel Splint, the De Mayo RoTractor holds the arthroscopic shoulder surgery patient's arm securely in place at incremental degrees of rotation, eliminating the need to have an assistant do the holding. The Gel Splint's 3 holes align with 3 connecting buttons on the autoclavable RoTractor, which uses a spring-and-notch mechanism and maintains shoulder distraction as the surgeon rotates and precisely positions the patient's arm before locking it in place from the sterile field.
innovativemedical.com/products/rotractor.html


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Easy-to-Use Mobile Financing Option
Your patients can apply for financing right at your facility from a smartphone, tablet or PC using a mobile platform called PrimaHealth Credit. Once your facility registers for the service, your patients can then access the site. When a patient needs financing for a procedure not covered by insurance, you can pull up the website on a tablet or smartphone and have her fill out the 5-minute application. Patients receive near-instant results and can choose from a variety of loan options, including ones for those with bad credit. You're paid quickly. Unlike some of its competitors, PrimaHealth's plans don't charge patients retroactive interest.
primahealthcredit.com


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Automated Hand Hygiene Compliance
If you're relying on human observations to monitor hand hygiene compliance, you might be interested in the more constant and consistent results of a 24/7 automated system. The AiRISTA Hand Hygiene Compliance Monitoring System from Halyard Health, formerly Kimberly-Clark Health Care, is an easy-to-install electronic monitoring solution (plug-in devices don't require costly rewiring). An easy-to-wear badge captures accurate data that you can monitor in real time from a web portal. The system detects and captures personnel's hand hygiene compliance or non-compliance.
halyardhealth.com


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Implantable Miniature Telescope for AMD Patients
The Implantable Miniature Telescope is the only FDA-approved surgical device for end-stage AMD, the most advanced form of macular degeneration. Smaller than a pea, the telescope is implanted in one eye. In the implanted eye, the device renders enlarged central vision images over a wide area of the retina to improve central vision, while the non-operated eye provides peripheral vision for mobility and orientation. The implant is indicated for patients 65 and up with stable severe to profound vision impairment (best-corrected distance visual acuity 20/160 to 20/800) caused by bilateral central scotomas associated with end-stage AMD. CMS reimburses the telescope under a revised Ambulatory Payment Classification designation, APC 0351, Level V Intraocular Procedures. Medicare reimbursement is $23,075.30 for hospitals and $22,674.60 for surgical centers.
centrasight.com

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