LAS VEGAS—At both ends of the innovatED forum space are hydraulic-powered ambulance cots, both seamlessly able to electronically berth in vehicles so gleaming and high-tech, they could double as life-size Transformers toys.
In the middle stood a captivated Swetang Desai, MD, an emergency physician at Spaulding Regional Medical Center in Griffin in Georgia.
“It’s interesting how you see how competition between different companies that do the same thing is what raises the level of innovation, the technology and how that is used to better take care of our patients,” he said. “The simple fact is that this stuff wasn’t here five years ago. We’re raising the benchmark for what we do for our patients.”