ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HIMSS Booth 4008 — The Garage, a health information technology (IT) company re-imagining and building breakthrough innovations for hospitals and healthcare systems, today announced it will showcase AiR, one of the world’s first hands-free, fully integrated and interactive platforms designed to prevent surgical errors, at the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2014 Annual Conference and Exhibition from February 23-27, 2014 in Orlando, FL.
According to a Johns Hopkins Malpractice Study, surgical errors occur more than 4,000 times a year in the U.S., and at least 39 times per week surgeons leave foreign objects, such as towels and sponges, inside their patients. AiR gives healthcare providers a new tool to address these challenges.
Built on the Microsoft Kinect® platform, the patent-pending innovation increases patient satisfaction, improves OR efficiency, generates better outcomes, and enables healthcare teams to deliver quality and safety at the highest levels. The new intuitive patient safety product integrates voice command, gestures and clinical data, providing scrubbed surgical teams with easy, hands-free voice and gesture access to pertinent patient records and surgical details, as well as the ability to zoom in or out of images without ever touching a surface. Visit the online press room for details on AiR’s key features and functions.
“AiR is a game-changer in the patient safety and OR efficiency marketplace,” said The Garage Founder and CEO Pranam Ben.
AiR’s patient safety module is the first area of focus for The Garage as it rolls out its innovative product. Other healthcare applications for AiR include clinical analysis; interactive training; care interventions; health education; and patient entertainment. The Garage will also showcase several other health IT innovations at HIMSS14.
The Garage (www.thegaragein.com) is an innovative health information technology (IT) company re-imagining and building breakthrough products to help hospitals and health systems enhance patient safety, increase patient engagement and improve care coordination. With an exclusive focus on healthcare, particularly mobile technology, clinical integration and hands-free applications, the company has deep domain expertise and has built unique, compliant solutions now being marketed across North America.