Keeping Up With Surgery Patients

By: CNN
By: CNN
New technology is helping surgical patients get through their operations in a faster, more efficient way.

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New technology is helping surgical patients get through their operations in a faster, more efficient way.
It's a program is called "o-r control."
The idea is to track patients so that doctors and families know what's going on at all times.
The technology looks like the sign at the airport.
When a patient enters the department, their chart is fitted with a digital tag that transmits the patient's location to receivers throughout the floor.
For families waiting, it's a reassuring way to find out what's going on, whether their loved one is in pre-op, the OR or recovery.
The information on the board is anonymous to all but the staff and families so it's HIPPA compliant.


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