Santa Clara, California-based Avail develops telemedicine equipment that can connect surgeons, interventional specialists and medical device sales reps, creating a set of purpose-built hardware and software that’s exactly the same in every location it’s installed.
The company said in a news release that the latest contract puts the company in a position to enable hundreds of thousands of people to collaborate, educate and share surgical and medtech expertise between operating rooms and remote locations in real-time.
“The Avail platform was built to connect the medtech industry more frequently, efficiently and seamlessly to surgeons and interventionalists, enabling them to work together more closely to advance medicine,” Daniel Hawkins, CEO of Avail, said in the release. “With this exciting milestone, the digital evolution of medtech is well underway. Many of our medtech partners are integrating Avail into their daily processes to expand the productivity and reach of their commercial teams, thus helping representatives to better engage with customers and support their success.”
Avail designed its system to enable faster product training and expanded reach for field teams to increase the time they have available to sell products and support live procedures. Surgeons can also use the Avail platform to collaborate during unplanned cases when field representatives are unable to reach remote locations to join.
The company said that, with increasing travel costs and staff shortages, its platform allows physician education and product launch programs to continue and often operate more efficiently and rapidly.
Avail’s mobile console includes edge-based computing and a large display monitor and is connected securely to the cloud to stream high-quality audio, video, and surgical imaging to remote participants in a HIPAA-HITECH protected environment.
“Future-forward medtech companies and healthcare systems not only need better, faster means of collaboration, but they want a way to share their own software capabilities to and from the OR,” Avail CTO James Domine said. “Avail’s consistent hardware footprint provides eyes and ears into the operating room and will also enable the sharing of applicable third-party software capabilities, including AI and machine learning, which can be displayed on the large Avail console monitor to further elevate the collaborative experience.
“This can help improve processes and speed the adoption of new products that better meet the changing healthcare environment.”