The Case for Build-to-Order Instrument Sets

We were excited to see an article recently in Outpatient Surgery Magazine heralding the benefits of build-to-order instrument sets. At Explorer, we see the value of reducing instruments per tray and...
February 15, 2017

In this startup’s case, it actually is brain surgery

As Posted in Crain's Chicago BusinessFebruary 9, 2017 By: J. Duncan Moore Jr. Jennifer Fried is an accidental entrepreneur. After three years at Bain Consulting and some time in venture...
February 9, 2017

Operating Room Inefficiencies and Costs – A White Paper Summarizing ExplORer’s Findings

By Dr. Alex Langerman and CEO Jennifer Fried. Hospital and healthcare systems are under increasing pressure to reduce costs due to declining reimbursement, new payment systems such as...
February 7, 2017

Efficiency Improvement in the Operating Room – A Synopsis of Published Efforts

Abigail J. Fong, MBA,a,b Meghan Smith, MBA,a,c and Alexander Langerman, MD, SMa,c,* a University of Chicago Operative Performance Research Institute, Chicago, Illinois b Pritzker...
January 27, 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

Hospital ORs may waste millions a year in disposable medical supplies

PUBLISHED by Modern healthcare By Maria Castellucci  | September 7,...
October 10, 2016

Wastage of Medical Supplies and Drugs in the Operating Room

PUBLISHED October 21, 2009 by Medscape Anyone visiting an operating room would be impressed by the staggering amount of garbage produced even after a simple 90-minute surgery. In fact, a routine...
October 10, 2016

ExplORer Surgical, Workflow Management Software for Surgery, Announces $1M Seed Round

ExplORer Surgical has cracked open the "black box" of intraoperative surgical activity with its interactive workflow management tool. CHICAGO, Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ExplORer Surgical, a...
October 10, 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

Assessing the magnitude and costs of intraoperative inefficiencies attributable to surgical instrument trays.

Published October, 2014 Efficiency in the operating room has become a topic of great interest. This study aimed to quantify the percent use of instruments among common instrument trays across 4...
October 10, 2016

ExplORer a Finalist for New Venture Challenge

PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2015 The Polsky Center for Entrepreneureship and Innovation at the University of Chicago announced ExplORer, the surgical workflow management app first created by Drs....
October 10, 2016

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