The Operating room of the future versus the future of the operating room
Kassam AB, Rovin RA, Walia S, et al. The Operating Room of the Future Versus the Future of the Operating Room. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2017;50(3):655-671. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2017.01.016
Technological advancement in the operating room is evolving into a dynamic system mirroring that of the aeronautics industry. Through data visualization, information is continuously being captured, collected, and stored on a scalable informatics platform for rapid, intuitive, iterative learning. The authors believe this philosophy (paradigm) will feed into an intelligent informatics domain fully accessible to all and geared toward precision, cell-based therapy in which tissue can be targeted and interrogated in situ. In the future, the operating room will be a venue that facilitates this real-time tissue interrogation, which will guide in situ therapeutics to restore the state of health.