Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Following are the two software applications acquired by Smith & Nephew
- Virtual Backtable (VBT) provides a visual map of each surgeon’s preferences covering patient preparation, OR planning and the surgical sequence. VBT also provides a learning management module that helps train new scrub technicians on the surgical sequence, instrument flow and tray layout – potentially reducing training time by as much as 40 percent.
- TrayTouch improves the efficiency, and documents inspection of the central processing department that cleans, re-assembles and sterilises the instrument sets prior returning them to the OR’s.
Both the applications allow hospitals and ASC customers to access, analyse and manage real-time data related to instrument utilisation during surgery. This data allows central processing and operating room administrators to identify the instruments an individual surgeon uses during a specific procedure, assemble, prepare and streamline the instrument trays accordingly, and train the OR staff using interactive, visual layouts of each tray.