Improving surgery using data
Right now, someone?s mother is preparing to undergo surgery. Her fate is in the hands of a surgeon, surgical team, and hospital system. She was told it is a routine operation. But she is nervous.
13% of all surgeries result in a complication, and all surgeries result in inefficiencies that increase cost and the likelihood of a poor outcome. Will this mother be one of the lucky ones? No one knows.
Apella is a technology company for better healthcare. We apply sensing, analytics and software to improve the most critical aspect of healthcare; surgery. Surgical complications and inefficiencies account for over 10% of the $3 trillion spent in the U.S. on healthcare. We believe that every patient deserves access to the best surgery, and not everyone gets that today.