Now that Intuitive Surgical, Inc. has announced that it is decommissioning the da Vinci S surgical robot, hospitals with robotic surgery programs need to think about their robot replacement plans. ECRI Institute announces a new robotic surgery planning service designed to help hospitals and health systems navigate the complexities of robotic surgery.
As part of this service, ECRI Institute works with hospital decision makers to define the clinical, safety, technology, and business requirements of robotic surgery. The service helps hospitals focus on:
- Practicality: Explores the feasibility of implementing a robotic surgery program with evidence-based guidance, surgical caseload assessment and unbiased purchasing recommendations.
- Patient Safety and Quality: Examines whether a hospital is implementing best practices to promote exceptional patient care, quality, safety, and clinical operations.
- Cost: Offers a nuanced analysis of the cost-effectiveness of procedures and processes, OR time optimization, robotic-specific consumables, and staff efficiency.