Stryker’s Communications business unit and Acuitec have signed an agreement that will integrate both companies’ technologies within the operating room to provide customers with an offering that combines in-room integration with desirable workflow solutions.

Stryker said that its Infinity Control System allows staff within the OR to route video, control multiple devices and PCs, and teleconference. The Acuitec software platform can be integrated with the SwitchPoint Infinity System to work with hospitals’ PACS and EMR systems to provide a perioperative solution featuring patient tracking, pre/intra/post-op electronic charting, remote presence monitoring, video boards, case status, and dashboards.

The intuitive Acuitec software can also be accessed, managed, and routed to any display within the OR through the Stryker SwitchPoint Infinity touch panel interface.

Spencer Stiles, general manager of Stryker Communications, said: “The agreement with Acuitec will allow us to offer our customers the most innovative information systems available for hospitals today, creating greater efficiencies and enhanced care within the operating room. We look forward to introducing Stryker’s valued customers to Acuitec’s award-winning perioperative information systems.”

Lionel Tehini, CEO of Acuitec, said: “This strategic relationship positions the VPIMS family of products as Stryker’s preferred OR information system. This presents us with an expanded opportunity to equip Stryker’s customers as well as prospective customers with our perioperative solutions.”