4 Medical IT partners with Fulbourn Medical
The 4 Medical IT Alliance has appointed Fulbourn Medical as the official supplier of its integrated operating room and video imaging, workflow management, and surgical display systems to hospitals in the UK and Ireland. The partnership unites the newly formed Alliance – ‘made up of an elite group of leading medical technology manufacturers with a focus on disruptive innovation’ – with ‘an established and respected provider of operating room solutions’. The 4 Medical IT Alliance and Fulbourn Medical say hospitals will now benefit from ‘a much improved workflow system, which is affordable and sustainable, to improve patient care and operational safety and drive efficiencies’.
Fulbourn Medical has 25 years’ experience installing and maintaining integrated operating room architectural systems, which the company and the Alliance say ‘makes it the ideal partner to complement its solutions with the supply, installation, and maintenance of the 4 Medical IT integrated operating room system to offer a one-stop-shop for turnkey new-build projects, refurbishments, or upgrades’.
4 Medical IT says it gives healthcare providers ‘a new way to share data, images, and knowledge to improve patient care with a fresh look at workflow management and data enrichment’. Its system it is vendor-neutral, deploys open standard IT network protocols, and is reportedly ‘guaranteed’ to work with all surgical imaging sources – from endoscopes to robots, C-arms, ultrasound, and PACs viewers.
Colin Dobbyne, managing director of 4 Medical IT, said: “We are excited to be working with Fulbourn Medical’s experienced workforce to offer surgical teams in UK and Ireland our revolutionary operating room workspace – lossless video distribution up to 4K, DICOM/PACS image capture, seminar room video links, peer-to-peer video consultation, and workflow efficiency gains from a data-rich OR control system, all fully integrated into an ergonomic solution to reduce stress and strain on the surgical teams and improve caregiving services. We believe the partnership with Fulbourn Medical is an important step in bringing surgeons the OR they have always wanted and hospital managers the real-time data to improve patient outcomes.
The 4 Medical IT Alliance comprises NETGEAR, ZeeVee, NDS Surgical Imaging, Big Blue Solutions, and the SDVoE Alliance.