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How to use data to improve quality in your device rollout

You don’t need to reinvent the wheel every time you introduce a new medical...
October 3, 2018

Optimize physician training: Make the most of your hosted training events

Medical education for physicians is central to the development and roll out of new medical devices. If physicians don’t have a good experience using a new product for the first time at a physician...
August 14, 2018

Enabling the Success of Medical Devices with ExplORer Surgical

To compete and win as a medical device manufacturer, knowing how your products are actually used in the OR or procedural suite is of utmost importance. Understanding the efficacy of physician...
August 2, 2018

Hospital Play #5 – Standardizing Best Practices: Identifying and Reducing Variability in Surgical Procedures

Many hospitals are taking on standardization initiatives to streamline processes and reduce costs. We’ve found that intra-operative processes of the OR are often the last areas many hospitals tackle...
July 26, 2018

Hospital Play #4 – Implementing Parallel Processing to Increase OR Efficiency

With fewer than 20 percent of hospitals hitting their cost targets [i], OR productivity and efficiency remains a high priority to stay competitive in today’s market. Yet, current cost-saving efforts...
July 18, 2018

Hospital Play #3 – Shrinking Tray Content & Size

There are multiple forms of waste in the OR. Every time an instrument pan is opened, all the instruments need to be reprocessed with the associated wear and tear, sterilization, and service delay....
July 11, 2018

Hospital Play #2 – Eliminating Variability in Instruments/Disposables

Variety may be the spice of life, but in the operating room, it can be a recipe for reduced profitability, inefficiency, and low quality. We frequently see leaders of Surgical Services struggling...
July 4, 2018

Hospital Play #1 – Reducing Disposables Waste in the OR

Our research and experience in the OR at more than 18 institutions shows that a surgical team’s knowledge of the procedure performed is one of the most robust predictors of waste and inefficiency in...
June 13, 2018

A Year of ExplORing

Our CEO Jennifer Fried gives her take on what we have learned in the last year, what ExplORer offers to surgical teams, and where the industry is heading. Where did we start….and where are we...
February 6, 2018

Just Another Day in the OR

Blogger Miranda of Love, Blood and Scrubs takes Explorer on a whirlwind tour of a typical day as a Surgical Technician in the operating room. In Just Another Day in the OR, Miranda emphasizes the...
November 29, 2017

Making Efficiency Plays in the OR with ExplORer Surgical

To compete and meet the increasing demands for high-quality, low-cost care, health systems and hospitals must focus on increasing effectiveness and profitability. US hospitals in 2015 operated...
November 14, 2016

The Surgical Master-Plan in the Operating Room: Have we ever had it, and can it be created?

PUBLISHED ON JAN 7, 2015 As a surgeon, I naturally understand that each surgical case is a team-based process that requires coordination of everyone in the operating room. Except in rare,...
October 10, 2016

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