Technology giant, Olympus has struck up a distribution deal with equipment manufacturer, Amico, that sees it now selling surgical lighting, equipment booms and infrastructure products.
Amico designs, manufactures, and markets a broad range of products for virtually every department in the health care facility. The company’s mission is to design and deliver state-of-the-art products that facilitate the caregiver’s role in providing the best outcomes for patients. In the OR, Amico manufactures the latest generation iCE LED Surgical Lights as well as a complete line of Equipment Booms with optional Integrated Patient Lifts. Olympus says the partnership with Amico solidifies a key addition to the Olympus Systems Integration business which will now include an OR design element. Combining claimed best-in-class imaging system, robust integration offering, and differentiated infrastructure product, Olympus has a highly competitive and complete solution for all surgical environments.
At the 2016 AORN expo, to be held April 2-6 in Anaheim, Calif., there will be a presentation on ergonomic positioning of large monitors in the operative field and a live demonstration of the Patient Lift Pendant (PLP) system. The PLP is a patented, safe, and ergonomic method of transferring patients into the surgical field directly from a ceiling mounted boom. Other applications include elevating and holding appendages during long surgical cases.
Three weeks ago, at the 2016 Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) in Boston, we reported the launch of Olympus’ Big Screen Surgery concept, featuring the new Olympus 4K Imaging platform, which highlights the visual elements – light, color and higher resolution – essential for laparoscopic and arthroscopic surgery. Given the recommended use of a larger screen with 4K imaging, appropriate infrastructure and ergonomics are recommended for managing screen placement to best accommodate the surgical team. This is where the company claims its new deal will pay off.
“Olympus builds upon our strong imaging platform with this announcement, to now offer differentiated equipment mounting capabilities and a robust integration solution. This puts Olympus in a strong competitive position,” said Todd Usen, President, Olympus Medical Systems Group at Olympus Corporation of the Americas. “The game-changing advent of Big Screen Surgery is an excellent opportunity for infrastructure improvements that will fully leverage 4K and help meet healthcare reform goals of improving quality of care, reducing costs and enhancing patient satisfaction.