Just in time for the much-anticipated OR Manager Conference in Nashville, we’re delighted to announce the release of a brand-new Incision white paper! In it, we present some of the latest insights from users of our app, Assist, to give you an idea of the waves that this revolutionary new product is making across OR management, worldwide!
Come find us at booth 1214 — we’d love to tell you more…
You can read the full paper here to see some of the work floor improvements and operational benefits that hospitals using Assist are experiencing first-hand, every day, in their operating departments.
Assist is rapidly becoming the go-to solution for managers and healthcare organizations seeking to optimize their workflows and support their teams. For those not yet in the know, here’s a quick overview.
What is Assist?
Assist is a mobile platform created by Incision to improve team performance and optimize efficiency in the OR. It comprises a mobile app and a counterpart content management system.
Who is Assist for?
Assist is in a phased rollout in hospitals across North America, Europe and the Middle East. It is used by surgical and perioperative clinical teams, managers, educators, supervisors, program directors, surgical services, administrators, and many, many more — across different countries, languages and healthcare systems.
What does Assist do?
Assist provides a high-impact way to capture, access and share intraoperative and perioperative protocols and team workflows. Information is organized per speciality and per procedure, down to the level of surgeon-specific preferences and unit-specific instructions. Updates and group messaging enable teams and managers to communicate and post changes directly: all accessible in real-time, from any location.
How can Assist help me?
Well, first, we’d invite you to read the new white paper. For clinical staff, Assist provides a single point of reference for your specific ways of working. It is proven to:
- Improve preparation and boost confidence
- Increase familiarity with equipment and materials
- Enable faster access to critical information
For managers and hospitals, Assist delivers a ready-to-go package to train and onboard newcomers and improve overall performance outcomes. It enables departments to save money on costly travellers required to fill rotas gaps as new staff are onboarded. It also frees up staff who are precepting or supervising newcomers, further reducing the need for travellers and boosting overall staff productivity. Assist is proven to:
- Reduce the length of new staff onboarding (up to 25%)
- Improve new staff productivity
- Improve staff efficiency, boost performance, and reduce risk
- Speed up patient turnover (average 9 saved minutes between cases)
For healthcare organizations, Assist optimizes staff productivity and facilitates cost-effective, high-volume training. It promotes high-level, cross-unit standardization through clear, curated protocol documentation and the sharing of best practices.
Assist acts as the ‘digital backbone’ of the operating room, providing structure to support team performance and a central channel to share information. With everything in one place, your team can perform to their fullest potential.
– Diederich Cornelisse, Surgical Department Manager at Leiden University Medical Centre, Netherlands
And finally, what’s the take-home message?
Assist is highly valued, well-used, and growing fast in operating departments across the world. It has proven success when introduced to a surgical unit and can demonstrably improve team performance, reduce onboarding duration, save time and resources, and increase overall unit efficiency.
… And, if you are going, please swing by booth 1214 and say hello — we’d love to show you exactly what Incision has to offer you and your teams!