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ExplORer Surgical launches suite of tools for medical device teams, surgeons

Spine and Orthopedic Devices and Implants Chicago-based ExplORer Surgical released a new suite of tools to help remote communications between medical device teams and surgeons, according to a Nov. 18 press release. The new platform features advanced audio and video capabilities and key features for virtual meetings, the release said. The system offers features to connect medical device reps with a surgical team without disrupting workflow or efficiency. "We are making a significant investment in the latest intelligence that demonstrates a substantial difference in how efficiently a procedure runs and how proficient both the rep and the surgical team are at the procedure. Improvements in these areas equate to operational excellence, time and money savings, and overall, increased safety," Jennifer Fried, CEO of ExplORer Surgical, said in the release. Read more details here. For the original article by Carly Behm  printed on Thursday, November 19th, 2020  in Becker's Spine read more here.
November 24, 2020

ExplORer Surgical Launches Secure Video Conferencing to the OR and Procedure Suites for Remote Case Support

Advanced telestration, zooming, screen sharing and more will enhance guidance and education provided by the medical rep in real-time CHICAGO, Nov. 18, 2020 - ExplORer Surgical, the only comprehensive intraoperative case support and workflow platform, today announces a suite of advanced audio/video capabilities that make remote support highly efficient, promoting unprecedented levels of communication and guidance between the medical device rep and the surgical team.  The platform is the first to securely offer all of the key features for virtual meetings and communication that have become expected in the remote work world in a platform for surgery. ExplORer Surgical uses augmented reality technology to elevate the user experience for both the rep and the surgical team. The system supports telestration for appropriately and quickly amplifying guidance virtually without disruption or distraction to workflow and efficiency. It also offers robust features for zooming in and out on objects, procedural areas, and other elements that require better visibility, as well as screen sharing. For example, while a rep in the room may use a laser pointer to highlight key instruments on the mayo stand, a remote rep or proctor may highlight that item remotely on the screen. They can also save a picture of that telestration to ExplORer's secure server. Recently launched to alleviate new restrictions created by the COVID-19 pandemic, ExplORer Surgical’s HIPAA compliant, two-way video for case support and remote proctoring works alongside the platform’s unique digitized procedural workflow application. This digital workflow creates a playbook of best practices specific to the procedure and each member of the surgical team, making critical information accessible throughout the procedure.  These updates are laying the groundwork for ExplORer Surgical’s upcoming advanced analytics release, which leverages both the video and the digital playbook offerings to apply artificial intelligence to its dataset. The platform already collects data and insights on actions and steps taken during the procedure to highlight areas for improvement, consistent bottlenecks, and more. Soon, computer vision and predictive analytics will passively collect additional data points throughout the procedure and intelligently feed it into the workflows the system populates.  “We are making a significant investment in the latest intelligence that demonstrates a substantial difference in how efficiently a procedure runs and how proficient both the rep and the surgical team are at the procedure. Improvements in these areas equate to operational excellence, time and money savings, and overall, increased safety,” said Jennifer Fried, CEO of ExplORer Surgical. “Our entire platform is built on OR efficiency research from the University of Chicago, and we continue to identify the best ways to bring exciting technologies into surgical workflows that make sense and don’t further complicate the OR or procedural suites. In a rapidly changing world and in high-stakes environments like the OR, we are dedicated to finding the best methods to bring innovation to the surgical team.” To learn more about ExplORer Surgical’s platform for remote support and digital workflows, visit www.explorersurgical.com.  About ExplORer Surgical ExplORer Surgical, the leading platform for intraoperative surgical and interventional procedure workflow management and analytics, improves communication and performance in the OR. ExplORer helps medical device companies and surgical teams reduce variability and bring best practices to life by providing a customized digital playbook software for use during procedures. ExplORer can be used in-person or remotely through real-time audio and video guidance.   ExplORer Surgical offers the only comprehensive case support platform with video, digital procedural playbooks and real-time intraoperative data capabilities. Customized to any specialty, case or role, the platform scales to support every case of the HCP’s journey from training to procedures, remote or in-person. It is the only platform that puts best practices alongside the rep or proctor, offering more than collaboration and generating  granular, structured data that informs new insights into proficiency and efficiency.  Founded in research at the University of Chicago, more than 1,000 procedures have been built on its platform. For more information, visit www.explorersurgical.com.   ###
November 18, 2020

When access is an issue and outcomes matter

To our customers and partners in the healthcare community: We are in an unprecedented situation today as we face a global health issue that has changed daily hospital operations as well as our personal day to day lives. Our medical device customers have been reaching out to us, facing challenges of geographic and travel restrictions as well as limited access to providers. The model of in-room support by medical manufacturers is being challenged under the current circumstances, and we are working hand-in-hand with our industry customers to provide a solution for remote case support. In a public health crisis, surgery doesn’t stop. Neither do we. We are committed to continually innovating and working collaboratively with our customers to deliver the right information to the team in the room so that the patient on the table has a successful outcome. Please let us know if we can help your team in this critical time. Jennifer Fried, CEO   Care teams have access to intraprocedural guidance in the room. Company representatives can support care teams from home   During procedures, patient safety is the top priority. It is paramount to give care teams the tools, information and service they need to provide the best patient care. ExplORer is a cloud-based application available on any iOS, Android or web-based device - there is no ExplORer hardware required. We build visual procedural workflows that provide live guidance to procedure teams, even when your reps or clinical specialists are remote. The step-by-step content is customized to your specific device or procedure. ExplORer can display images and videos on mobile tablets for procedural teams to reference live in the room, while reps can monitor case progress and provide feedback from home. Put patients first. Deliver on the promise of your product. Let us know how we can help.
March 13, 2020

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