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The Ureteral Stent Tracker

Introducing the Ureteral Stent Tracker

 

The Ureteral Stent Tracker is a digital solution to track ureteral stent placements with the goal of reducing forgotten stents. The Ureteral Stent Tracker is HIPAA-compliant, and available as a mobile app and web portal.

 

 

 

No Stent Left Behind

Reduce complications
for patients

  • Forgotten, encrusted stents result in increased risk of infection, obstruction, and retention and require an average of 2 additional surgical procedures2,3
  • Using a digital tracking tool dramatically reduces forgotten stents from 13 out of 100 to 1 in 1001

Reduce litigation risk for
retained stents

  • 16% of the New York Endourology lawsuits were for retained stents4
  • 5% of UK Urology lawsuits that found for the plaintiff were for retained stents5

Improve tracking efficiency
and accuracy

  • Create a stent case record with extraction due date in seconds
  • Scan a Boston Scientific stent bar code to automatically populate stent details

 

Easy Tracking for Every Stent You Place

  • Multiple users may follow and update stent case record
  • Receive recurring email notifications regarding stent status
  • HIPAA-compliant to safely store patient information
  • Available in a web portal or mobile device

 

 

Scan a Boston Scientific stent bar code to automatically populate stent details

Create a stent case record with extraction due date in seconds

 

Secure Patient Health Information

The Visible Health platform that supports the Ureteral Stent Tracker has been designed around compliance and is designed to meet the requirements of the Health and Human Services HIPAA Security Standards.

 

 


 

 

Visible Health in partnership with Boston Scientific developed the Ureteral Stent Tracker.  For technical support, email support@visiblehealth.com.

 

References

  1. Ather MH, Talati J, Biyabani R. Physician responsibility for removal of implants: the case for a computerized program for tracking overdue double-J stents. Tech Urol. 2000;6(3):189-92.
  2. Bultitude MF, Tiptaft RC, Glass JM, et al. Management of encrusted ureteral stents impacted in upper tract. Urology. 2003;62(4):622-6.
  3. www.kidneystoners.org.
  4. Duty B, Okhunov Z, Okeke Z, et al. Medical malpractice in endourology: analysis of closed cases from the State of New York. J Urol. 2012;187(2):528-32.
  5. Osman N, Collins GN. Urological litigation in the UK National Health Service (NHS): an analysis of 14 years of successful claims. BJU Int. 2011;108(2):162-5.

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