An operating room (OR), also known as surgery center, is a hospital unit, where surgical procedures are performed. Due to the continuous development of advanced diagnostic and imaging technology for the operating room (OR), the operating rooms are becoming increasingly congested and complex, with a multitude of OR devices and monitors. An OR integration system is intended to simplify and streamline the operating room by consolidating data, video access, and controls for all of these devices at a centralized command station, allowing the surgical staff to perform many of their tasks efficiently without moving around the OR.
The operating room is a demanding environment that necessitates concentration, efficiency, communication, and expert knowledge. In the absence of OR Integration, surgical teams have to navigate around the Operating Room to perform a variety of tasks such as checking a computer for patient information, writing this information on a white board, moving to the wall to control OR lighting, entering the surgical field to display or change the video they are viewing. Therefore, to avoid this, OR Integration systems are installed which consolidate and organize all patient data for the surgical staff during a procedure, reducing congestion and streamlining information across multiple platforms.
Global Operating Room Integration Market – Dynamics
The rising mergers, collaborations, and acquisitions within market players is expected to propel the global operating room integration market growth over the forecast period. For instance, on April 30, 2020, Fujifilm Medical Systems, U.S.A., Inc. announced that entered into a collaboration with Caresyntax corp., a leading developer in surgical automation, analytics software to supply Fujifilm Systems Integration, which will use Caresyntax's proprietary operating room (OR) integration and workflow automation intelligence. Fujifilm and Caresyntax plans to work together to build a system integration solution for image and data integration in the operating room (OR/Hybrid OR) and endoscopy suite, connecting Fujifilm's medical image capture products and Synapse brand viewing, storage, and analytics technologies.
Moreover, increasing number of hip and knee replacement surgeries is expected to drive the global operating room integration market growth over the forecast period. For instance, according to Eurostat (Directorate-General of the European Commission), in 2018, hip replacements were performed 311 times per 100,000 people in Germany and between 275 and 300 times per 100,000 people in Austria, Belgium, and Finland; these were the highest rates among European Union (EU) Member States. Moreover, according to the same source, in 2018, over 200 knee replacements per 100,000 people were performed in Finland, Austria, Germany, and Belgium. These factors are expected to support global operating room integration market growth over the forecast period.
Global Operating Room Integration Market – Regional Insights
Among regions, North America is estimated to account for the largest share in global operating room integration market over the forecast period, owing to the recent acquisitions within the market players. For instance, on December 12, 2019, Caresyntax, a pioneer in surgical automation, quality analytics, and artificial intelligence, announced the acquisition of Syus, a leader in operating room (OR) operations and cost analytics. This acquisition expands Caresyntax's global footprint to over 7,000 operating rooms, including over 1,100 in the U.S., and strengthens the company's capabilities in artificial intelligence and the use of real-world evidence with the addition of data from over nine million surgical cases.
Furthermore, due to the recent launches of operation room integration solutions, Europe may witness a lucrative growth in global operating room integration market over the forecast period. For instance, on March 3, 2021, Olympus, a manufacturer of optics, announced to launch EASYSUITE, its next generation operating room (OR) integration solution, in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region. EASYSUITE include video management and routing, procedure recording, medical content management, and virtual collaboration. Medical equipment and all major functions of a modern, digital OR can be accessed centrally and with a single touch using Olympus' new OR integration solution EASYSUITE. Its user interface is intended to support every step prior to, during, and after the surgical procedure, allowing the surgeon and his or her team to focus solely on the patient. These factors are expected to support global operating room integration market growth over the forecast period.
Global Operating Room Integration Market – Taxonomy
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Global Operating Room Integration Market – Competitive landscape
Key players operating in the global operating room integration market include Fujifilm Medical Systems, U.S.A., Inc., Caresyntax Corporation, Olympus Corporation, Stryker Corportion, STERIS plc., GE Healthcare, Skytron LLC, BrainLab AG, and MedTel Healthcare.