Harmony is a fresh startup focusing on optimization of surgical outcomes, patient safety and provider satisfaction. Our surgeon preference cards will drive compliant patient-centric communications through innovative technology.

Surgeon preference cards are a tool used by perioperative nurses to prepare for a surgical case. Similar to a recipe it contains the list of ingredients, that is, the resources, and a narrative as "how to bake the cake" . Universally these come in two forms, pre-formatted cards edited via pencil and eraser or printed preference cards digitally generated by an electronic medical record system. Using this paper platform obviates any electronic interaction with surgical scheduling, supply chain or charge capture activities.

HarmonyOR preference cards will be viewed in tablet form, interface with surgical scheduling, EHR, supply chain management, sterile processing and charge capture to interactively connect these processes. Our system will integrate medical sup...
Harmony is a fresh startup focusing on optimization of surgical outcomes, patient safety and provider satisfaction. Our surgeon preference cards will drive compliant patient-centric communications through innovative technology.

Surgeon preference cards are a tool used by perioperative nurses to prepare for a surgical case. Similar to a recipe it contains the list of ingredients, that is, the resources, and a narrative as "how to bake the cake" . Universally these come in two forms, pre-formatted cards edited via pencil and eraser or printed preference cards digitally generated by an electronic medical record system. Using this paper platform obviates any electronic interaction with surgical scheduling, supply chain or charge capture activities.

HarmonyOR preference cards will be viewed in tablet form, interface with surgical scheduling, EHR, supply chain management, sterile processing and charge capture to interactively connect these processes. Our system will integrate medical supply vendors into the communication thread. The interactive aspects of this system will automate and optimize resource procurement, allow for real-time updates to resource status, and give all stakeholders the ability to securely communicate patient specific information.

Complexity arises from a greater span of choices available to surgeons in planning for cases allowing to address patient anomalies, diagnostics, age and size, and other significant concerns. It is imperative that the right resources are in place for the right patient at the right time.

With accurate preference cards, nursing time at the screen can be reduced. Software directed compliance charge capture, rather than screen hopping based on nursing recall of CMS directed categories, will increase and expedite reimbursements.

Accurate surgeon preference cards will drive efficiency, reduce waste, enhance patient safety and increase surgeon satisfaction. Giving nurses tools to feel confident and work proficiently improves their job outlook and ultimately lead to greater staff retention.

Other enhancements to be found in this platform include safety alerts, informational links to manufacturer use instructions, clear and efficient pathways for communication with ancillary departments, feedback loops, case costing with post-op patient tracking, cost transparency with value substitution options, surgeon engagement in cost containment and value-based care and many other future technological applications to innovate.
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Janet Riker Lawrence, BA
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Janet Riker Lawrence, BA COO Surgical Tech, Mother of Five, Efficiency Advocate, Passionate about Surgery and Healthcare Innovation, Bilingual