Price transparency in the OR: A major cost reducer...

The operating room is completely disconnected from the cost of implants used during surgery. A major advance in cutting costs would be to increase awareness of what OR implants actually cost at the OR level during surgery. The Summate scanning system for in-field implants would create transparency on costs in the operating room. By: Dave Distel, Vice President, Business Development – Demand for primary and revision arthroplasty is expected to double in 10 years and by 2016, 1,896 arthroplasty surgeons will retire, estimating a procedural shortfall of 69.4% (assuming a retirement age of 65). This sobering fact, coupled with declining profits and changing payment models, is forcing many healt

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