Guass Surgical Case Study

Simplified Surgical Workflows

How integrating Gauss Surgical's blood loss measurement solution improved surgical workflows and patient care at HackensackUMC.

“The Redox team’s domain expertise and overall energy allowed us to deliver a complete end-to-end solution to our customers within just a couple of months. 
A go-it-alone approach would have taken us much longer.”

Sid Satish, Founder & CEO, Gauss Surgical

Project Snapshot

Easy Blood Loss Measurement

Gauss Surgical uses FDA-cleared spatial algorithms to quantify and report hemoglobin mass loss in surgical sponges.

Leverage Existing Data Feeds

Gauss used the Device data model to tap into existing health system feeds. No custom configuration was required for HackensackUMC.

Integration Powered By Redox

Gauss partnered with Redox to integrate their software with Epic, the EHR in use at HackensackUMC.

Less Work, Expedited Projects

From initial connectivity all the way to live, Gauss integrated with HackensackUMC in 40 days.

Integration Health Systems Can Trust

Redox is HITRUST certified and HIPAA compliant, ensuring that patient data is secure at every stage of transmission.

Better Data, Healthier Patients

Integrating Gauss ensures seamless workflows for clinicians and more accurately transfused patients.

Guass Surgical | HackensackUMC Success Story

HackensackUMC, part of New Jersey’s Hackensack Meridian Health System, is a nationally-ranked Children’s Hospital for neurology and neurosurgery. Always in search of the best tools to provide to their world-class surgeons, HackensackUMC was in need of a solution to help address the problem of inaccurate blood loss measurement. From the money wasted on unnecessary transfusions to the high death rate for mis-transfused patients, solving this problem would help surgeons operate more confidently, patients receive blood only when they truly needed it, and help HackensackUMC save money on unnecessary transfusions.

After evaluating possible partners, HackensackUMC selected Gauss Surgical’s innovative software application, called Triton. Triton was designed to help surgeons accurately measure the exact amount of blood lost during surgery using FDA-cleared spatial algorithms that filter out liquids like saline and amniotic fluid to deliver only the precise amount of hemoglobin lost. Used on an iPad, Triton has a built-in foot switch that takes pictures of surgical sponges that soak up blood, counts the number of sponges used, and then sends that information to their secure cloud server for processing. After the image is analyzed, Triton sends an accurate measure of hemoglobin mass loss back to the application to be viewed by the surgeon.

Within a few seconds, the results are automatically uploaded to the Epic EHR, alerting surgical technicians of potentially critical blood loss levels. The outcome: better blood loss assessment, increased awareness, and more appropriate blood transfusions in surgical procedures.

Getting Guass into the Surgical Theater

Together, HackensackUMC, Gauss, and Redox evaluated everyone’s technical capabilities to determine how to best leverage existing infrastructure to exchange data. Rather than requiring each side to reconfigure their technical specifications to be compatible, Redox enabled each party to build once to the Redox API and use a consistent JSON framework to push and pull clinical data to and from HackensackUMC’s EHR.

After completing testing and verifying the workflow performed as expected, Triton went live. The simplicity and ease of the Redox approach to integration allowed the project to be completed in 40 days. During this time, Gauss was able to focus on their core product offering and spend time developing strong relationships with clinical and operational leaders within the health system. These champions ensured that workflow decisions were thoughtfully made and that all clinicians were properly trained on Triton before going live.

Using their resources to focus on the partnership as opposed to the integration work allowed the Gauss to concentrate on accelerating their future vision, sales pipeline, and delivery of a world class health-tech solution.

For more on Gauss Surgical and Triton, please click here.
To read more about the services and quality care of HackensackUMC, click here.

Integration Doesn't Have To Be Scary

Using Redox, Gauss and Hackensack were able to send and consume data in an expected and secured way through a single interface that opens access to the cloud for HackensackUMC. Eliminating the need for HackensackUMC’s IT Team to complete intensive interface engine work, months were cut from the integration timeline, making the project lightweight for the health system and quick to execute.

With Gauss—and with all other healthcare solutions—Redox enables health-tech application developers to remain a product team. Adopting an integration strategy that is scalable for application developers and right for health system partners is crucial to the advancement of patient care, and integrating with Redox enables data exchange over a single, reusable connection to the cloud and back.

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Glen Colby, Developer Lead, Healthwise

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"For us to connect to an Epic helath system so quickly was amazing. Being able to focus on our product during that time and not worry about handling the integration was crucial to this project’s success."

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