What is Scalpel
Scalpel Ltd. is building an AI-powered digital platform that is an end-to-end patient safety solution for surgical care. This platform detects, predicts, and prevents human factor related errors at different points within the surgical care pathway. Unlike conventional methods, Scalpel's platform provides realtime feedback to the surgical team in the operating room.
Benefits of Scalpel
Scalpel will make the operating room more efficient by automating safety checks, verifying instrument count, and improving communication within the teams.
This platform aims to lower costs due to litigation and premium expenses for healthcare organisations by preventing errors. Further, hospitals can eliminate the costs arising from repeat surgery and increased hospital stay.
Scalpel’s digital platform aims to reduce the morbidity and mortality rates due to serious incidents in surgery by detecting errors and near misses in realtime.
Medical errors are the third largest cause of death in the US.
50% of medical errors happen during surgery. The majority of surgical errors are due to human factors. We aim to make surgery safer by detecting, predicting and preventing errors in real-time in the operating room.