vice president of sales at Live Data, said. “We’re bridging
the communication gaps and helping people understand
the difference of all those variables so they can synchronize
them better,” he elaborated.
Like how EHRs are moving to look at how to use data to
educate staff about the patient, software like this is going in
the same direction, Churchill and Robbins said. Their goal
is to bring the right information to the staff member’s eyes
at the right time. That also means mobile devices are in the
future so information is conveniently at their fingertips, they
said. “I would say we’re definitely in a phase of maturation
beyond the heads down medical record to a heads up world
helping clinicians get through their day easier,” Robbins
Training also left the conventional mode and is available
at a surgeon’s finger tips. Touch Surgery, surgical simulator,
is a free Android and i Tunes app created through a partnership with Touch Surgery and zSpace to help surgeons stay
practiced and efficient through kinesthetic learning, Gregg
Yedwab, medical apps director for zSpace, and Jean Nehme,
co-founder of Touch Surgery, said.
The idea is for surgeons to work through a surgery on
their touchscreen, mobile devices before doing it in real life
to hone their skill; instead of a scalpel, they’ll be holding a
stylist. “The thing about learning to operate is it’s very visu-
Training has even moved to mobile platforms.
Graphic contributed by zSpace.