Avail Medsystems announced its collaboration with the Stroke Thrombectomy and Aneurysm Registry to enhance Avail’s surgical telepresence platform for physicians globally. Avail Medsystems’s surgical telepresence platform enables real-time medical devices to a network of physicians. Now they plan to enhance the platform with more technological aspects.
The collaboration between Avail and STAR will make it more accessible across the STAR network of member institutions to implement the Avail platform. Many of them might already have an Avail console on-site. But for, those who haven’t yet used the platform can now broadcast live procedures by communicating with remote viewers by using a simple app available on iPads and laptops.
STAR promotes the global tracking and study of health products following endovascular treatment for brain aneurysms, stroke, and other cerebrovascular diseases. The products are promoted to improve physicians' precision in selecting effective therapies for patients with the stated conditions. Researchers from 94 institutions worldwide, including Johns Hopkins University, Yale University, the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, Mount Sinai Health System, and Baylor College of Medicine, usually use registry data to publish papers describing new techniques, devices, and expertise that have the potential to improve neurosurgical acumen and patient care.
Dr. Spiotta, a STAR registry co-founder, believes that physicians who share their experiences with their colleagues improve their skills by adopting cutting-edge ideas and assisting untreatable patients. However, collaboration essentially necessitates travel, costs and time issues for many physicians, thus reducing trips to a few times per year.
Dr. Spiotta decided to implement technology that allows STAR members to observe, collaborate, and offer guidance. This is done to encourage STAR members to engage in collaboration to advance neurological care. He chose the Avail System because it provides instant and on-demand connectivity within the STAR network to surgeons. Also, it includes connectivity across Avail's broader network of physicians with a high-definition video, two-way audio, and surgical imaging views.
“Sometimes, we need to exchange a procedure with a peer or watch someone else use it to understand the possibilities and opportunities that lie ahead! That's how we can push each other towards improving ourselves and the entire healthcare industry.”
Dr. Spiotta, the MUSC Neuroendovascular Surgery Division director and a professor of neurosurgery and neuroendovascular surgery