Becton Dickinson & Co. (NYSE:BDX) said today it inked a deal with UniteOR to integrate BD’s Impress instrument management system and UniteOR’s cloud-based surgical tray tracking and vendor management solution.
The companies said that the integration of the systems will grant hospital management greater visibility while using vendor loaned trays, which could impact the daily work requirement in sterile processing departments.
“This integrated approach is designed to help decrease time spent tracking the location of surgical instruments and trays and allow OR staff to focus more time on the patient. This new collaboration with UniteOR enables BD to offer a truly integrated approach for the complex challenges that hospitals and health systems face surrounding surgical tracking,” BD V. Mueller platform leader Arron Retterer said in a prepared statement.
The joined platforms will share surgery case and procedure-specific information, including vendor tray requirements for scheduled surgeries, with the Impress system. The integration will provide up-to-date location and sterility information on the trays to the UniteOR platform, the companies said.
“This relationship represents the industry’s 1st total solution of its kind based on our mutual understanding of hospitals’ complex requirements when it comes to the full cycle of surgical tray management. We believe this partnership with BD will help hospitals and health systems meet current regulatory challenges and help to drive down the cost of surgery. Additionally, the result of the integration between the Impress tracking system and the UniteOR will complement both companies’ efforts to assist hospitals in preoperative platform improvement initiatives focused on improving patient safety and cost containment,” UniteOR CEO Nam Vo said in a press release.