Technology leaders expand alliance to advance integrated operating rooms

The 4 Medical IT Alliance has announced the appointment of Fulbourn Medical as the official supplier of its integrated operating room and video imaging, workflow management and surgical display systems to hospitals in the UK and Ireland.

The partnership unites the newly formed Alliance, made up of an elite group of leading medical technology manufacturers with a focus on disruptive innovation, with an established and respected provider of operating room solutions.  Hospitals will now benefit from a much improved workflow system, which is affordable and sustainable, to improve patient care and operational safety and drive efficiencies.

Fulbourn Medical has 25 years’ experience in the installation and maintenance of integrated operating room architectural systems. This makes it the ideal partner to complement its solutions with the supply, installation and maintenance of the 4 Medical IT integrated operating room system to offer a one-stop-shop for turnkey new-build projects, refurbishments or upgrades.

4 Medical IT gives healthcare providers a new way to share data, images and knowledge to improve patient care with a fresh look at workflow management and data enrichment.  The system is vendor-neutral and deploys open standard IT network protocols for maximum interoperation, flexibility and customer choice. It works with all surgical imaging sources from endoscopes to robots, c-arms, ultrasound and PACs viewers.

“We are excited to be working with Fulbourn Medical’s experienced workforce to offer surgical teams in UK and Ireland our operating room workspace, including: lossless video distribution up to 4K, DICOM/PACS image capture, seminar room video links, peer-to-peer video consultation and workflow efficiency gains from a data-rich OR control system," commented Colin Dobbyne:  Managing Director, 4 Medical IT.

The 4 Medical IT Alliance unites a group of technology companies to share research and innovation to rapidly expand the integrated OR eco system.  The Alliance consists of NETGEARZeeVeeNDS Surgical Imaging,  Big Blue Solutions and the SDVoE Alliance.