Running a hospital blog entry: da Vinci Uncoded — or, Surgical Robots
Here you have it folks — the problem facing every hospital, and
especially every academic medical center. Do I spend over $1 million on
a machine that has no proven incremental value for patients, so that our
doctors can become adept at using it and stay up-to-date with the “state
of the art”, so that I can then spend more money marketing it, and so
that I can protect profitable market share against similar moves by my
This entry caught my attention since it discussed robotic surgery.
It is from the blog of the CEO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He seems to have put together an excellent blog and I look forward to following his decision to purchase or not purchase the robot.