About

Surgical Safety Scanner

About Us

Surgical Safety Scanner began in 2012 in response to a problem that our founding nurse wanted solved: “I should not have to dig through the trash in order to close up a patient.” In the development of our products, we have included nurses, doctors, SPD technicians, and those in administrative positions to research and develop the next generation of patented RFID and RTLS technology for healthcare asset management and tracking. Our solutions meet AORN and Joint Commission guidelines. If you need to track something in a hospital, Surgical Safety Scanner has a solution.
 

  • A comprehensive enterprise solution for instrument and equipment management
  • Increased patient safety
  • 99% reduction in instrument loss
  • Increased throughput and turnaround time in the operating rooms
  • On demand real time data

 
Proud to be researching and developing the next generation of patented Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Real Time Location System (RTLS) technology for healthcare asset management and tracking.

The comprehensive enterprise solution for instrument, scope and equipment management was developed based on the avionics model of supply chain and asset management. With a user-friendly interface, integrating with existing workflow and processes is simple. The interface provides all required documentation: location, use and maintenance of all assets, along with reprocessing and case history data.

Are you ready to increase efficiency within your institution?

Instrument Tracking

Our technology offers a sophisticated real-time solution to tracking instruments intraoperatively in the most difficult of environments when zero-fault accuracy is necessary.

Scope Tracking

Utilize RTLS and RFID technology to provide a mechanism for flexible scope tracking through through the cleaning process, cabinet storage, procedure room and hospital location.

RTLS

Real Time Location System technology to track all of your assets for overall management, increased efficiency, optimized utilization and improved patient safety.

Did you know?

A 2017 study of five surgical sections found that annual instrument cost avoidance after tray optimization was estimated at $53,193 to $531,929.

 

Surgical tray optimization as a simple means to decrease perioperative costs,
Journal of Surgical Research, Volume 220, December 2017, 320-326

The Team

Fred Schoville

Fred Schoville

Chief Executive Officer, Chairman

Patrick Stackpoole

Patrick Stackpoole

Chief Technology Officer

Joe Boley

Joe Boley

Operations Plant Manager

Board Members

John Dein, MD

John Dein, MD

Cardiac Surgeon

John R. Dein, MD is a Duke educated, Stanford trained cardiothoracic surgeon, who retired after 27 years from his Sacramento practice of adult heart surgery in 2018. He has since devoted his time to business development consulting and to the development of

automated technology to solve the problem of retained surgical items at surgery. He has 2 issued US patents of his own and is commercializing that intellectual property as Founder and CEO of startup SmartCountOR, Inc. which is refining technology to account for surgical sharp items at surgery. Over the past four years he has collaborated as co-inventor with Fred Schoville, Founder and CEO of Surgical Safety Scanner on 5 key patents in the Surgical Safety Scanner intellectual property portfolio to account for and track surgical instruments. Dr. Dein will be serving on the management team as Chief Medical Officer and on the Board of Directors
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Rhonda Schoville, Phd, MSBA

Rhonda Schoville, Phd, MSBA

Board Member

Dr. Schoville’s professional and academic career focuses on providing leadership and consultation for the transformation of healthcare processes using technology and informatics to ensure the delivery of excellence in patient care. Her work has included

the evaluation of healthcare technology and informatics on clinical and business organizational outcomes. Dr. Schoville focuses her scholarship on the implementation of technology, leading the user to adopt. Her scholarship has resulted in developing the Integrated Technology Implementation Model (ITIM), which focuses on organizational and individual factors that influence successful implementation.

Dr. Schoville has extensive experience with executive leadership in large and small health systems, including one system with 96 hospitals across the nation. These roles have included direct line management as a supervisor and various manager roles across the hospital settings. Schoville’s executive leadership included working with multiple managers, departments, administrators, healthcare providers, and vendors as a Director of Informatics and interim Chief Nursing Informatics Officer responsibilities.

Dr. Schoville’s work includes developing technological innovations, using diverse implementation strategies such as simulation-based learning leading the user to adopt this technology. This work has included working with various vendors with the development of healthcare technology, beta testing, development of training programs, managing business operations, including capital equipment and budget development, and an active participant in technology implementation. Some of the innovations have included nurse call lights, nursing workload tools, endotracheal tube holder devices, RFID tracking of instruments and equipment, nursing electronic care plans, and electronic health record technology. Schoville’s professional experience has included holding leadership roles focusing on clinical technology, informatics, and data analysis. These various roles include Director of Evidence-Based practice Innovations, Director of Nursing Executive Fellow Academy, and a board member of multiple organizations.

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Richard Nummi

Richard Nummi

Board Member

Richard (“Rick”) M. Nummi founded Nummi & Associates in 2005 in Tampa Florida. Nummi & Associates, P.A. is a boutique law firm specializing in securities and administrative law. In addition, Rick has handled several matters dealing with Homeowners Associations

throughout Florida. Prior to founding Nummi & Associates, Rick was the Executive Vice-President and Corporate Counsel for GAH Holdings in Tampa. Before joining GAH, Rick held an appointment as Senior Attorney with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). His educational background includes a Juris Doctorate from The Stetson University College of Law, a Bachelors Degree from Virginia Wesleyan and an Associates Degree from Columbia. He served with distinction in the United States Navy for 12 years, primarily in the Naval Aviation and Intelligence areas.
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Instrument Tracking

Our technology offers a sophisticated real-time solution to tracking instruments intraoperatively in the most difficult of environments when zero-fault accuracy is necessary.

Scope Tracking

Utilize RTLS and RFID technology to provide a mechanism for flexible scope tracking through through the cleaning process, cabinet storage, procedure room and hospital location.

RTLS

Real Time Location System technology to track all of your assets for overall management, increased efficiency, optimized utilization and improved patient safety.