Adjunct Technology to Prevent Harm

Advanced protocols and checklists have been devised to ensure patient safety. Unfortunately, harmful events still occur despite best efforts. 

The AORN has recommended adjunct technology to prevent other sentinel events, and now the StartBox System can assist providers and facilities in capturing errors and tracking risks to improve patient safety. 

Track Risks to Improve Safety

If you're not tracking errors, you don't know if you're good or just lucky. You're missing an opportunity to understand and improve your safety profile. 

Healthcare providers are generally successful at catching errors, but frequently systems are not in place to track errors and so they are poorly understood. 

Digitally track a procedure with the StartBox System from the provider’s office until the procedure begins.

  • The decision for surgery is recorded between the patient and physician.
  • Verification is required (Go/No Go) before procedure advances at the hospital or surgery center. 
  • Errors are captured by members of the healthcare team. 
  • Data-driven insights can reduce the opportunity for errors to persist and create opportunities for operational improvements.



Clinical results have demonstrated success of the StartBox System in improving patient safety.

  • In a pilot study of 487 procedures, medical staff recorded a number of nears misses utilizing the StartBox System. (Published in Frontiers Surgery, 2020)
  • In a subsequent longitudinal study of 1187 procedures, the rate of near misses trended downward over a twelve month period. (Best paper award at Safety in Spine Surgery Summit, 2023; White Paper)


Track Risks to Reduce Costs

If you're not tracking errors, you're also missing an opportunity to show insurance providers how safe you really are. A recent longitudinal study utilizing StartBox showed the ability of a facility to reduce near misses to near zero. 

The data generated from the StartBox System enables providers and facilities to create an objective safety profile. This risk profile demonstrates the "actual risk" of a provider or facility with regard to medical practice liability. Objective data, captured from actual behaviors, may be a better predictor of risk as compared to risk factors more commonly associated with medical liability such as years in practice, geography, age, etc. And premium credits and discounts may be earned through insurance partners. 

Latest Updates

StartBox Can Reduce Errors to Zero

A study was conducted at a single site over a twelve-month period. Similarly to the experience reported in a peer-reviewed publication, patient harm was prevented and errors were captured. Additionally, a downward trend in near misses was observed, with zero reported during the last five months of the period. This suggests that the StartBox System can help healthcare facilities and providers improve their patient safety and risk profiles over time.
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StartBox Welcomes Kim Kramer, Head of Risk Consulting

Kim Kramer will lead StartBox in capitalizing on its goals of mitigating risk, reducing medical liability costs and increasing healthcare operational efficiencies.
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Clinical Experience with StartBox Published in Peer-Reviewed Journal

Innovative Technology System to Prevent Wrong Site Surgery and Capture Near Misses: A Multi-Center Review of 487 Cases
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Prevent Harm & Reduce Costs 

Start using the StartBox System in your clinic, surgery center or hospital operating room to track errors and reduce costs today.

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