The proficiency management solution comes as part of the Butterfly Blueprint enterprise imaging platform. Butterfly Network designed it to remove obstacles from standardizing ultrasound as core to bedside patient assessment, diagnosis, and treatment.
Butterfly said in a news release that the offering supports learning, credentialing and management. It helps to scale for ultrasound use and information system-wide.
“Emergency medicine has been at the forefront of developing point-of-care ultrasound and pushing the boundaries of its use. This experience provides us with a unique understanding of how to implement ultrasound as core to the way we work,” said Dr. Ryan Gibbons, director of ultrasound education, Temple School of Medicine and director of emergency ultrasound fellowship, Temple Health. “We need an efficient, user-friendly modality that facilitates patient care and encourages utilization in the clinical setting. And, for ultrasound leaders, we require a system that tracks the number and type of scans while offering the ability for quality assurance and feedback. The Butterfly proficiency management system addresses much of this and will foster adoption more broadly across emergency medicine and many other specialties.”
The Butterfly proficiency management system’s features
Butterfly said its system automates the management and analysis of ultrasound across an institution. Its intuitive dashboards set thresholds for each exam type. They also assign didactic education requirements and notify users on progress.
The platform also compares usage data between groups within an institution. It identifies trends and clinical insights while determining the impact of bedside imaging on clinical care.
“Ultrasound unlocks information at scale; however, in order to access this knowledge, users need to be proficient in capturing and interpreting ultrasound exams. Experts may study for years to become proficient,” said Dr. John Martin, CMO, Butterfly Network. “Our proficiency management tool aims to streamline this education, and ultimately, to accelerate the adoption and utilization of ultrasound information in patient assessment, diagnosis, and treatment.”