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OR Black Box®

OR Black Box®

OR Black Box®

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OR Black Box® is a solution provided by Surgical Safety Technologies. It belongs to multiple categories of digital health solutions including Command Centers, Scheduling, Surgery & OR Operations, and Virtual Nursing.
It has 14 verified clients.
OR Black Box® integrates with major EMRs such as Epic, Cerner.
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The OR Black Box is an innovative AI-driven platform designed to revolutionize surgical environments by addressing critical needs in patient safety, quality improvement, skills mastery, and operational efficiency. This comprehensive solution integrates data analytics, video capabilities, and artificial intelligence to provide actionable insights across high-acuity settings.
Key features of the OR Black Box include:
-Case Discovery: Leverages AI to automatically detect clinical and operational outliers, enabling root cause analysis and quality improvement through video review.
-OR Explorer: Provides a growing library of surgical videos for education, research, and performance enhancement.
-Room State: Offers real-time operating room analytics and predictive insights to optimize scheduling and reduce unplanned overtime.
-Surgical Safety Checklist: An auditing and benchmarking tool ensuring compliance with safety procedures at critical points during surgery.

The platform promotes transparency, continuous improvement, and care standardization by allowing organizations to compare surgical performance and identify best practices. It streamlines surgical suite workflows, maximizes efficiency, and enhances staff satisfaction.
Developed by Surgical Safety Technologies Inc. (SST), the OR Black Box is built on research excellence through partnerships with leading hospitals. It integrates with existing systems while future-proofing organizations through an open platform for emerging innovations.
With over 80 peer-reviewed publications supporting its efficacy, the OR Black Box empowers surgical teams to systematically analyze and refine their performance, driving continuous, data-driven optimization in surgical care delivery.

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EHR integration

Acute care EMR
Use case dependent
Epic, Cerner
Desktop, Mobile / Tablet (native app), Mobile / Tablet (web optimized)
Use cases and differentiators

Quality Improvement:

-Identifying clinical and operational outliers

-Conducting root cause analysis

-Comparing surgical performance across teams or facilities

-Identifying and sharing best practices

Patient Safety Enhancement:

-Monitoring compliance with surgical safety checklists

-Detecting potential risks or safety issues in real-time

-Auditing protocol adherence

Surgical Training and Education:

-Providing a video library for learning and reference

-Facilitating peer-to-peer learning from top performers

-Supporting research initiatives and presentations

Operational Efficiency:

-Optimizing OR scheduling and utilization

-Reducing unplanned overtime

-Streamlining surgical suite workflows

Performance Evaluation and Coaching:

-Reviewing surgical procedures for skill assessment

-Facilitating targeted feedback and coaching

-Tracking individual and team performance improvements

Research and Innovation:

-Supporting clinical research with comprehensive data

-Enabling customizable projects and studies

-Facilitating the development of new surgical techniques or protocols

Compliance and Auditing:

-Ensuring adherence to safety protocols

-Providing documentation for regulatory requirements

-Benchmarking performance against industry standards

Continuous Process Improvement:

-Identifying areas for workflow optimization

-Driving data-driven decision making in surgical processes

-Supporting ongoing quality assurance efforts

Surgical quality improvement

Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, Surgical Nurses, Perioperative Coordinators, Directors of Periop, Surgery Schedulers, Chiefs of Operations/Finance/Nursing/Medicine/Surgery

AI-Driven Insights: Utilizes advanced AI and machine learning for autonomous risk detection and predictive insights, going beyond traditional EHR data tracking.

Real-Time Analytics: Provides real-time operating room analytics, allowing for immediate operational adjustments.

Customizable Annotation Framework: Offers tailored video analysis tools for center-specific needs and metrics, unlike the more rigid structures of most EHRs.

Continuous Improvement Engine: Facilitates ongoing performance optimization through comparative analytics and best practice identification.

Open Platform Architecture: Designed to integrate with existing systems and accommodate future innovations, offering more flexibility than closed EHR systems.

Surgical Safety Checklist Integration: Incorporates specialized tools for monitoring and improving surgical safety checklist compliance.

Advanced Operational Optimization: Offers predictive insights for scheduling and resource allocation, going beyond basic EHR scheduling capabilities.

Comprehensive Video Integration: Incorporates video capabilities for surgical procedures (open, lap, robotic), enabling visual review and analysis not typically available in competing systems.

Multifaceted Approach: Addresses patient safety, quality improvement, skills mastery, and operational efficiency in a single platform.

Surgical-Specific Focus: Designed specifically for high-acuity surgical environments, offering specialized features not found in other solutions.

Research-Backed: Supported by over 80 peer-reviewed publications, demonstrating proven value and efficacy.

Automated Outlier Detection: Automatically identifies clinical and operational outliers for focused improvement efforts.

Surgical Safety Checklist Integration: Incorporates specialized tools for monitoring and improving surgical safety checklist compliance.

Surgical Safety Network: Facilitates cross-organizational collaboration and benchmarking for safety and quality initiatives. 

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