Before the construction of the new OR suite and the introduction of the EIZO solution, Landau Hospital was using different documentation technology with each video system. The integration of a large number of devices from various manufacturers was an enormous task. “It resulted in very high follow-up costs for implementation, data maintenance, and licensing,“ explains Thomas Hörner, who is responsible for medical device safety in the Landau-Südliche Weinstrasse hospital group.
The fact that the necessary images could not be stored directly in the OR environment made work in the OR more difficult. “Previously, we had stored all intraoperative X-ray images in the X-ray machine and had printed them out on paper“, recallsTobias Gäbelein, attending physician in trauma, hand, and orthopedic surgery at Landau Hospital.
One of the main reasons for awarding the tender to EIZO, beyond meeting the requirements outlined above, was the company’s flexibility in terms of installing the equipment in a very limited space. “We had an available wall depth of just 20 cm, and the entire system had to be accommodated within that space“, explains Thomas Hörner.