Sterile technique plays key role in hospitals
The central sterile supply department faces challenges that require optimization of logistics as a whole. Tomorrow’s solutions are being developed in partnership with Getinge.
The department will be responsible for delivering sterile material on time to all 35 surgical suites in Solna. Responsibilities include management of central sterile storage and local surgical supplies.
This expanded mandate requires the center to remain open round the clock and the staff will need to have completely new skills. The staff will therefore need to be doubled from 25 to 50 people.
Innovation partnership with Getinge
What: Total solution sterile technique.
When: Established 2014, five-year contract, in conjunction with procurement of medical technology for the new hospital building in Solna.
Services involved at Karolinska: Sterile technique, Electrotechnology, Perioperative and Intensive Care process, Medical Technology and MT Logistics
Why partner up with Karolinska?
We see a passion for innovation at Karolinska
Nick Wilson is Director of Strategy and Marketing for Global Healthcare Solutions at Boston Scientific. The company develops new models for care witin an innovations partnership with Karolinska University Hospital.
Current innovation partnerships
Philips – Better images for better treatment
Imaging and functional diagnostics in areas such as stroke, non-advanced prostate cancer and minimally invasive surgery.
GE Healthcare – Innovation in many areas
Cyclotron and radiochemistry and care flow development for advanced pelvic cancer, as well as collaboration in cell therapy and MRI within neurology.
Olympus – Operating room of the future facilitates better decisions
Surgical environments and flexible endoscopy.
Getinge – Sterile technique plays key role in hospitals
Total solution sterile technique.
Siemens – Better care flow for acute heart disease
Acute heart disease patient flow for maximum patient benefit and cost effectiveness.
HPE – Testing tomorrow’s digital technology
Environment for development and evaluation of information and communication technology (ICT).
About the Center for Innovation
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