BRIGHTON, NY (WROC) — Golisano Children’s Hospital has introduced new technology to enhance daily procedural communication.
Back in November, Elemeno Health brought its digital platform to Golisano, with the aim of putting more effective communication between nurses and physicians in their hands.
“There’s a huge amount of confusion in the hands-on practice at the patient’s bedside. That’s what we’re trying to solve,” said Dr. Arup Roy-Burman, Founder and CEO of Elemeno Health.
Dr. Roy-Burman is the former director of the ICU at UCSF Children’s Hospital.
Years ago, Dr. Roy-Burman lost his sister to a medical error in the operating room. Unfortunately, this is a problem that is growing in the medical field, he said.
Dr. Marjorie Arca’s surgical team at Golisano Children’s Hospital has adopted the technology.
Elemeno Health was ultimately designed as an encyclopedia of vital medical information to simplify communication in the operating room and beyond.
“About 30 to 40 percent of surgeries in children are emergencies. So, it’s a really good resource for them to understand what we have and how we do it, so they know. It makes You’re able to care for your child more effectively,” said Chief Surgeon Dr. Arca.
Dr. Arca said the software helps her staff prepare for pediatric surgeries and procedures.
Instant Feedback is being used nationwide, with New York using it for the first time in the greater Rochester area.
Dr. Arca added that some staff who came to Golisano from other hospitals had used the tool before.
Since it is now being used in New York for the first time, leaders hope it will be used in other healthcare facilities across the state.