Smith+Nephew teams up with Avail Medsystems to help deliver remote procedural support, observation and clinical education to customers

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Streamlining procedures in both hospitals and Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) is becoming increasingly important with operating room space at a premium. By utilizing the Avail Procedural Telemedicine™ System – a remotely accessible console with an integrated split-screen display, multiple remotely controllable HD pan-tilt-zoom cameras, and an ability to remotely annotate over live video – Smith+Nephew will offer its customers the option of remote procedure support, proctoring and collaboration where space, or other restrictions, are a concern. It enables sales representatives, medical education professionals and visiting surgeons who are not physically in the OR to still actively participate in a case.

“Smith+Nephew has been at the forefront of medical education for decades; and now with the evolving dynamic of limiting personnel in the OR, they have once again stepped up to help solve a problem where a critical need existed,” said J.W. Thomas Byrd, MD, Orthopaedic Hip Specialist at the Nashville Hip Institute. “By working with Avail Medsystems, they are able to bring visiting surgeons and sales reps into the operating room using a fully interactive telecommunication format that can be superior to even having the actual person being there.”
Avail’s System does not replace a person being in …

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