LiveData Integrates PREFcards, Digital Preference Cards, Into Surgical Workflow


PREFcards Adds Operational Efficiency and Accuracy to Surgical Process

LiveData, a data-driven surgical care company, integrated PREFcards, a cloud-based, surgical preference card system, to add operational efficiency and accuracy to surgical workflows. Combining LiveData’s field-proven PeriOp Manager with PREFcards will increase surgeon satisfaction and lower procedure costs while continuing to enhance patient safety, mitigate the impact of staff shortages, and meet the rising demand for operating room (OR) time.

“Virtually every hospital is grappling with how to restore their elective surgery calendars, especially considering the perioperative staff shortages affecting many providers,” said LiveData CEO Jeff Robbins. “We’re excited to be in person at ORMC this year, showcasing the LiveData PeriOp Manager product suite and learning more about how we can help hospital and ambulatory surgery center leaders with the challenges they face.”

Preference cards are catalogs of the specific tools, supplies, and OR setup that a surgeon prefers for a particular type of surgical case. Until recently, these preferences were captured in handwritten notes that were hard to read, cumbersome to update, and did not provide the detail needed for staff to make efficient, cost-effective decisions. As a cloud-based solution, PREFcards can be accessed from any laptop, desktop, mobile phone, or tablet. Further, pre-op teams are able to customize every aspect of how each surgeon’s cards are organized.

“Every surgeon we talk to about preference cards has voiced that the right card can be as valuable as any single item on the card,” added Robbins. “PREFcards shares our vision of increasing surgeon efficiency, protecting operating margins, and enhancing patient safety. We are well aligned to meet this pressing need.”

“PREFcards addresses the challenges associated with the labor-intensive workflow of creating and managing preference cards,” said Ethan Nobbs, PREFcards CEO. “Scrub techs love the ability to add pictures of the back table, surgeons love that their cards are always up to date, and administrators love the ability to generate real-time reports such as procedure cost comparisons and surgeon contribution margins. But at the end of the day, it’s really about the supply and labor savings that our clients are seeing in the OR.”

LiveData PeriOp Manager provides real-time situational awareness to optimize the perioperative experience for patients, their families, clinicians, and the OR support team. It simplifies scheduling, provides real-time data on patient progress and operational status to improve communication, and gathers data to help streamline workflows and empower clinical teams to deliver the best care.

LiveData and PREFcards will be demonstrating at the OR Manager Conference in Booth 326. The event will be held next week, Oct. 17-19, at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Denver.