Atlanta, GA May 20, 2015 – Solstice Medical, LLC (Solstice), a leading provider of advanced surgical supply chain software solutions for the healthcare industry, announced a technology partnership with Izenda, a leading provider of embedded self-service BI and analytics solutions.
Indiana-based Solstice Medical is transforming how hospitals provide medical care by delivering a data rich, real-time unified surgical supply chain platform. The platform enables hospitals to reduce on-hand inventory levels, improve patient outcomes, decrease wasted time and materials, and dramatically improve provider and patient satisfaction scores. The system has been developed using the latest technology and can be deployed in a variety of healthcare supply chain environments—from materials management through patient billing.
Solstice Medical has previously created some semi-custom reports and dashboards leveraging disparate developer and in-house development tools.
“We can’t duplicate what Izenda has done,” Leonard said. “It is more efficient for us to embed Izenda’s platform BI platform and with the ability to easily customize as well as the fact that it is seamlessly integrated into the application and is 100% branded as our product so we look good. The end-user has no idea when they are using Izenda’s functionality.”
Izenda’s OEM based pricing was also a key consideration. “Not having to pay per active login or end customer user type is a big differentiator as is Izenda price to value delivered in general,” Leonard noted.
“Choosing Izenda’s platform helps by taking our focus off the analytics side, and allowed us to put it in our core application.” Izenda helps their development cycle by shortening it. Configuring complex customizations to provide to users to self-manage and customize further can be made and rolled out in a matter of days. “That’s huge for us. We would not be able to duplicate that time cycle with our own developers,” Leonard said.
Patient safety is where Leonard believes the company creates the biggest impact. Picking the correct parts and supplies out of the 15,000-plus in the supply room is vital, as the operating room (OR) surgical team sometimes doesn’t find out if they have the right inventory until the patient is under anesthesia.
A delay caused by a search for the correct inventory will keep as many as 12 medical professionals—nurses, surgeons, anesthesiologist and more—tied up for that time, and delay any procedures scheduled for later in that OR, or with those hospital staff members. However, cost savings is not the only ROI driver.
Every part has a bar code that is scanned as it is picked with the use of a handheld device. Shift supervisors will see these errors in real time in the dashboards on a big screen in the stockroom, while an operations manager might view a daily report to check for trending problems on a desktop or tablet in her office. The operations manager drills down on the dashboards and finds out why problems are occurring. All of these users are transitioning across multiple devices making Izenda’s fully responsive interfaces a must.
“The good part about our software is that it automates the complex task into a trivial task,” Leonard said. “It sounds like an easy process, taking a few parts, putting them in a sterile basket and sending them upstairs to the OR. But it’s the sheer volume that makes it complex – and we automate it.
“That’s our core bread and butter, ease of use in hospital OR stocking,” Leonard said.
“Much attention has been made about the Internet of Things, Solstice has been leveraging devices, sensors and bar codes for years to make a real impact not only in the health care industry but in people’s lives. Izenda is focused on being the leader in embedded self-service BI solutions that are usable enough to impact all levels of an organization. Solstice’s solution puts actionable data in the hands of a variety of users,” remarked Lee Nagel, VP of Marketing at Izenda.
About Solstice Medical LLC
Solstice Medical is committed to transforming the healthcare supply chain by providing customers with a unified surgical supply chain platform. This actionable business intelligence surgical inventory platform enables hospitals to reduce on-hand inventory levels, improve patient outcomes, decrease wasted OR time, and dramatically improve provider and patient satisfaction scores. The system has been developed using the latest technology and can be deployed in a variety of healthcare supply chain environments—from materials management through patient billing. Solstice also provides solutions for complementary segments such as ambulatory surgical centers, medical device companies, and others. The corporation is headquartered in Columbia City, IN. For more information on Solstice Medical, LLC, visit solsticemedical.com.
Todd S. Melioris, Chief Executive Officer
Solstice Medical, LLC
Izenda is a leading business-intelligence platform purpose-built for Independent Software Vendors, Solutions Providers and Enterprise users. Our integrated business intelligence platform allows end-users to easily access, visualize, and share valuable data and insights in real time. Embedded seamlessly in your application, Izenda delivers BI directly to the people who need it most. Putting the right data, in the right hands, at the right time fuels collaboration, knowledge sharing and smart, data-driven business decisions. We should all focus on our core business. Our core business is BI. Let Izenda do what we do best, so you can do what you do best. To find out more about Izenda’s platform, visithttp://hubs.ly/y0GsKd0
Lee Nagel, VP Marketing at Izenda, Inc.