Entoli Medical was selected to deliver this ambitious project. The project was split into several phases, beginning with the upgrade of eight operating theatres, followed by two more and with work slated to complete next year on a further three theatres, making a total of 13 theatres.
The upgrade involved equipping each theatre with between two and five monitors, one of which was a large screen mounted on the wall. The input sources included various HDMI inputs, a PACS computer and an endoscope/laparoscope.
To facilitate live streaming of surgeries and teaching, Entoli Medical installed a control room. This enabled the OR staff to build multi-view windows and send the video out to a call. Importantly, the control of video sharing remained with the OR staff, who could stop sharing at any time, thereby maintaining privacy and control.
Each OR was fitted with a Sony professional PTZ camera, which was controlled via a tablet. The routing of the video was also managed from the tablet. Some theatres were also equipped with lamphead cameras to provide a clear view of surgical procedures to the entire team and to prevent unnecessary crowding around the operating table.
Additionally, Entoli Medical established an Operating Department Area Network (ODAN). This network used fibre optic cables to link each theatre to a central location, enabling the routing of latency-free 4K, uncompressed video from one theatre to another. This allowed for real-time consultation and collaboration between different ORs.