The responsibility to bring accountable data to your patients starts with you. We welcome new Surgeons into our ranks who understand the importance of improving the validity of the expectations they set with patients.
There is no cost at this point. We are looking for like-minded surgeons to work with us in establishing patient-centered expectations as the standard that we are looking to meet in collected data.
We are partnered with Senscio Systems who are experts in the use of data and artificial intelligence in improving medical care.
Our goal is to spread a new paradigm in informed consent to as many surgeons as possible, and we are happy to collaborate with surgeons looking to set up an independent system.
Since data is collected for quality control rather than research purposes, we are not subject to IRB approval.
We know that surgeons live busy lives, and our goal is to streamline this process as much as possible. In so doing, we hope to attract the interest of surgeons who do not have the time or expertise to set up a database on their own.
No, the data will be kept private unless the individual surgeon chooses to publish expectation based outcome data.
Not presently, but as payment will be more and more tied to performance, it is possible this data could be used for that purpose in the future. From the surgeons' standpoint, we would rather have a voice in indicating which patients have a favorable prognosis and which patients have a potentially lower expected success rate. This way, we are being compared to a reasonable standard that we set for patients, rather than a potentially irrelevant external benchmark.