The next generation in Operating Room safety and efficiency made its nationwide American debut in Jackson County, Mississippi, on the 26th of September 2017, with the delivery of the “OR Cockpit” software suite at Singing RiverHealth System. The OR Cockpit is a revolutionary interoperability software system that monitors all facets of an operating room to optimize patient safety, OR efficiency and infection control with real time analytics and reporting throughout a surgical procedure. The system was installed in the OR Suites at Singing River Health System’s Ocean Springs Hospital as a Beta Test site, the first in the United States.
Singing River Health System is already nationally ranked for medical excellence and patient safety in a number of surgical specialties, and the surgery team did not hesitate to be the first in the US to install the OR Cockpit. According to Tiffany Murdock, Executive Director of Surgical Operations for Singing River: “It’s another tool we can use to assure the absolute highest quality care for our patients, and we’re excited to show the rest of the country what we can do with this technology. While there’s no substitute for human skill, the OR Cockpit gives us real time data for better decision making and better care.”
Smart live information dashboards were mounted inside and out of all Operating Rooms. Custom designed OR Cockpit dashboards were placed in the central nurse station area, Holding, Recovery and SPD departments, to ensure that all operating teams are provided with the most relevant real-time logistical, clinical and safety information. OR Cockpit also provides many kinds of specific reports on (scheduling) efficiencies and infection prevention. Helping the hospital to continuously keep improving their ways of working and the quality of care provided.
NewCompliance Founder & CEO mr. Wiesman stated:
With this first project at Singing River Health System, we mark the start of an exciting patient safety journey into the US healthcare market.
Over the first year, already many significant workflow & communication improvements already took place, such as:
- Increased staff compliance to all safety checks
- Improvements in air quality and nr of surgical door movements during cases
- Major drop in annual SSI’s
- Improved communication between the various OR teams
- Better weekly Efficiency & Quality reports, shedding light on various areas for OR Performance Opportunities
- Increased case planning and annual surgical volume, due to improved communication and reporting on Block & OR utilization.
All the realtime information functionalities are perfectly integrated with the workflow of the Ocean Springs hospital. Added with their focus on continuous improvement and their long term vision for technology, ORC will provide much opportunity to grow further in achieving the highest utilization of the hospital’s skilled people, their facilities and their capital.