Cook Medical has selected Community Health Network’s Indiana Heart Hospital as one of two continuing education sites in the U.S. for thoracic aortic disease. A virtual platform was put in place providing cameras in the operating room (OR) that stream into an onsite conference room, where visiting physicians stand by, review the case, and have the ability to speak to the surgeon during the live procedure.
On January 17th, The Indiana Heart Hospital hosted 14 physicians for its first continuing education session with the new technology. April 17th, will be the second of multiple physician training periods that will take place over the course of the year. Ali P. Shahriari, M.D., cardiothoracic surgeon with Community Heart and Vascular, presented two cases that enabled visiting physicians to walk away with a better understanding of technique, protocol, and the effectiveness of teams.
“In the past, we were limited to the number of people in the OR because of space challenges and not everyone was able to see the procedure,” said Dr. Shahriari. “Because of the new technology, we are able to train more physicians at once. This type of educational forum facilitates an environment where physicians can share ideas and foster innovation in patient treatment.”