University Hospital Basel has strengthened its use of 3D Printing to improve patient care. The Switzerland-based hospital announces a new alliance with medical technology company axial3D in order to enhance medical care and process management at its 3D print lab.
Last year, the hospital was already saving 30% time for complex cranio-maxillofacial surgeries using 3D printing whereas axial3D has managed to position itself as a reliable company in 3D Printing services to the medical industry. A few examples of their expertise in this domain include a complex transplant operation on a young mother.
Today, this alliance consists in the integration of axial3D’s cloud-based platform, axial3Dassure in the medical 3D print lab facility of the hospital.
The software platform will allow for the improvement of productivity and compliance, along with increasing efficiency. The hospital will benefit from faster creation, processing, and delivery of 3D printed surgical guides. The platform will support collaboration within the facility, with task-driven workflows and email notifications.
Moreover, according to the hospital this software drastically reduces the amount of time required during the pre-production stages of 3D printing models for orthopaedic use.
In a digital hospital environment, quality control, communication, tracking, and workflow management are key aspects that should be managed to ensure the follow-up of various applications. Furthermore, more than 20 desktop and industrial 3D Printers will be exploited alongside the cloud-based platform.
Speaking of this alliance, Daniel Crawford, CEO of axial3D comments: “With a growing requirement for 3D printing within healthcare, a centralised management platform is necessary for any 3D print lab, which plans to scale and grow in the coming years. University Hospital Basel has taken strides in its commitment to improving outcomes for patients through technology advances in the form of this collaboration.”
“Our software will help the hospital gain insight into the statistics and figures usually hidden within data, ultimately allowing them to measure clinical impact and value 3D printing is having for patients. The workflow management capability will allow the hospital to speed up the creation, processing, and delivery of 3D printed models, while ensuring auditability, reliability and standardisation.”
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