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Surgery is high-stakes and requires great teamwork, yet significant gaps in optimal teamwork exist, leading to delays and disruptions, waste, and unnecessary variability. ExplORer, an interactive surgical playbook that promotes optimal teamwork in the OR, is able to reduce set-up time, intraoperative delays and disruptions, and wasted disposables; additionally, we have identified the potential for significant reduction in surgical tray instrument composition and reduction in supply spend variability across surgeons for a given procedure. ExplORer builds best practices into a surgeon-customized workflow for each case, providing a guide specific to each team member of step-by-step instructions, diagrams, pictures, and videos; the ExplORer app can be referenced by team members preoperatively to prepare for a case and intraoperatively within a sterile sleeve as a reference tool, with administrators able to view a separate analytics platform that tracks surgical activities and costs step-by-step. We have been operational at five hospitals around the country, both in academic medical centers and a regional community hospital; we also have a partnership with a large medical device manufacturer. We create safer surgical procedures and can save the average hospital (performing 10,000 cases/year) $10-15 million annually.
We are continually working to improve the software in accordance with clinician feedback, currently focusing on electronic medical record integration, more robust tracking of material provision and cost, as well as voice activation. In the coming months, we expect to hire implementation and sales leaders to complement our existing team. Having raised a $1 million seed round in late 2016, we are currently raising a Series A round.