PrecisionOS and NuVasive have today announced a new medical device collaboration. Through the virtual reality (VR) medical simulation training courses offered by PrecisionOS, NuVasive will advance its global spine education and training programs for surgeons and sales representatives.
The addition of VR to NuVasive’s market-leading Clinical Professional Development program will expand remote access to a hands-on learning experience with the Company’s less invasive, more advanced surgical techniques.
“We are helping expand access to NuVasive’s surgeon education and training answered through our high fidelity, evidence-based simulation solution,” says Danny Goel, M.D., orthopedic surgeon and CEO, PrecisionOS. “Deploying our software will allow NuVasive to educate a broader audience of spine surgeons, while inspiring learner confidence and proficiency in performance. High quality education to reduce complications forms a value-based care approach.”
Traditional surgical training, which has a single resident or surgeon watch someone else do the entire cadaveric procedure is inefficient and costly. This lack of hands-on experience also impacts learning curves, which currently requires 12-18 months. But, with PrecisionOS’ training modules, learning efficiency has been demonstrated in several published research studies to be as high as 570%. Importantly, their research has also demonstrated a significant reduction in complications related to critical steps while being 34X more cost effective 1,2. The VR software also provides comprehensive and personalized learning through an immersive and interactive performance platform.
“NuVasive is proud to collaborate with PrecisionOS—an industry leader in VR surgical training—to enhance how we educate and train our surgeon partners and our sales teams on our less invasive surgical procedures,” said Paul McClintock, vice president of Global Clinical and Customer Engagement. “Leveraging the PrecisionOS clinically proven platform, we look forward to furthering the adoption of our innovative procedures and technologies which are designed to improve the quality of surgical outcomes—ultimately changing more patient lives.”
PrecisionOS continues to rapidly expand and is now providing medical grade simulation for many of the top 10 orthopedic companies, leading residency and fellowship programs and have partnered with professional societies. The company anticipates continued growth and currently has the largest global footprint with 35 countries and nearly 500 cities worldwide.