Now more than ever, providers must find a way to achieve better outcomes with invested funds. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) message around healthcare reform is being heard loud and clear – “underperformers face cuts that will fund rewards/bonuses for the best performers”. Top performing spine centers are preparing now to determine how they will rank relative to their peer group and implementing action plans to mitigate shortcomings and preserve margins. Utilizing Renaissance® in a spine program can help execute a successful specialization strategy to maximize stakeholder value in terms of Quality, Innovation, Safety, Total Cost and Efficiency.
Perhaps one of the best examples of Mazor Robotics Renaissance’s impact across the spectrum of value-based purchasing initiatives was demonstrated in a study published in the European Spine Journal in March 2011. The retrospective cohort analysis compared outcomes of patients that received conventional open surgery (57 cases) to patients that received pedicle screw placement using Mazor Robotics technology (55 cases). When compared to the conventional surgery patients, the group that received surgery with Mazor Robotics technology experienced:
- A reduction in postoperative opioid use by over 50 percent
- 100 percent reduction in dural tears (zero dural tears compared to six percent of control group)
- Complication rates reduced by 48 percent
- Length of stay in hospital reduced by 27 percent
- Revision surgeries reduced by 92 percent
Source: Kantelhardt, SR, Martinez R, Baerwinkel S, Burger R, Giese A, Rohde V. Perioperative course and accuracy of screw positioning in conventional, open robotic-guided and percutaneous robotic-guided, pedicle screw placement. Eur Spine J. 2011;20(6):860-868.
Recruit/Retain Top Clinical Talent
The Mazor Robotics Renaissance® Guidance System provides advantages for percutaneous and minimally-invasive spine surgery1, while possibly reducing the use of fluoroscopy during surgery for a safer alternative2. The applicability of the system in both minimally-invasive spine surgery and complex deformity surgery provide an empowering scenario to recruit and retain top clinical talent.
1. Devito DP, Kaplan L, Dietl R, et al. Clinical acceptance and accuracy assessment of spinal implants guided with SpineAssist surgical robot: retrospective study. Spine. 2010;35(24):2109-2115.
2. Kantelhardt, SR, Martinez R, Baerwinkel S, Burger R, Giese A, Rohde V. Perioperative course and accuracy of screw positioning in conventional, open robotic-guided and percutaneous robotic-guided, pedicle screw placement. Eur Spine J. 2011;20(6):860-868.