Proximie is unequalled in leveraging the power of data to turn recorded surgical procedures into valuable insights. These insights generate unbeatable value for healthcare systems by maximising operating room (OR) efficiency, optimising patient outcomes and revolutionising surgical training. Furthermore, Proximie is the only platform of its kind to combine telepresence, content management, and data insights to give healthcare teams the objective view they need to hone, improve and aspire for the perfect patient outcome, the first time and every time.
No competitor can match Proximie’s ability to record from four different viewpoints simultaneously, providing an HD, low-latency, 360-degree view of every angle of the OR, eliciting a comprehensive understanding of each surgical procedure. This makes the recording of surgery - and Proximie now has over 80,000 individual surgical views archived on its platform - immensely valuable for both personal review of surgical technique as well as oversight of collaboration within the OR team. This allows for the targeted application of surgical data in several ways, some of which are highlighted below.
“No competitor can match Proximie’s ability to record from four different viewpoints simultaneously, providing an HD, low-latency, 360-degree view of every angle of the OR, eliciting a comprehensive understanding of each surgical procedure.”
The capability Proximie provides for surgeons to review and analyse their own work creates endless potential for identifying areas of self-improvement and refining surgical technique, ultimately delivering improved patient safety and outcomes.
Proximie enables surgeons to download and edit their recordings as needed, as well as re-upload them to the platform via the cloud in order to curate a personal virtual library of surgical recordings.
The power of cloud computing means that Proximie goes beyond simply archiving, but facilitates the wide and easy availability of recorded procedures. Surgeons can seamlessly share their recordings of new, more effective techniques with colleagues and trainees, either within their own institutions or with a global network of medical professionals. This is key to the democratisation of surgical knowledge.
Mr. Andrea Bille, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Guy’s and St. Thomas, NHS Foundation Trust, explains: “I use Proximie to record every procedure I perform, allowing me to go back and review the procedure and refine my techniques. Proximie is an excellent system for recording and remotely viewing these procedures, and we have found it to be an indispensable training tool.”
“...we have found it to be an indispensable training tool.”
Learning without borders
The flexible software and hardware-agnostic design of Proximie coupled with its cloud-based computing power makes its archiving capabilities the perfect resource for remote learning. Surgeons and trainees can access recorded procedures from anywhere with an internet connection, using just a mobile, desktop or tablet, eliminating the need for time and cost-intensive travel to deliver training, while providing a hitherto impossible level of access to expertise for healthcare institutions in remote or undeserved locations.
A surgical credentialing tool
Many surgeons are using Proximie to rapidly review and access their trainee surgeons to ensure competency levels. Dr James Porter has completed more than 3,000 procedures using the da Vinci robotic surgery system, making him the most experienced surgeon using the robot in the Pacific Northwest and one of the top five practitioners in the US. Dr. Porter uses Proximie as a credentialing tool to train surgeons on the latest robotic systems.
"One of the things that’s unique to robotic credentialing — at least in the US — is that case volume is being used and tracked to determine the ability of surgeons to maintain robotic credentialing. This is very unique to robotic surgery — there is no other procedure credentialing that uses case volume — and though not perfect, case volume is the easiest and most accurate thing we have,” He explains. “This is what is exciting about robotics working hand-in-hand with remote assistance; the hugely increased ease of access to expertise, guidance and proctoring that has tremendous potential to promote best practice and better equip us to capitalise on that one chance for a perfect outcome."
Showcasing live surgery
Live surgery broadcasts allow experienced surgeons to share their expertise with a global audience in real time. These live broadcasts are not just a form of showcasing skills but also serve as a valuable educational tool. They provide a unique opportunity for surgeons, medical students, and healthcare professionals to witness complex surgical procedures and gain insights from experts, all from the comfort of their own institutions or even homes.
Dr. Joe Dusseldorp, a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon from Australia explains: "Recording data streams from room cameras, operating table light cameras as well as the operative robot and microscope has led to unexpected insights into potential efficiency and ergonomic modifications of the procedure.”
Proximie is bridging the gap between cutting-edge surgical techniques and advanced data analytics, enabling healthcare teams to make informed decisions and perform with utmost precision. Our software empowers surgeons, hospitals, and healthcare organisations with the tools they need to deliver exceptional patient care every time.