Surgical Safety Scanner

Return On Investment

ROI based on time savings alone. The average cost in the surgery suite is $250.00 per minute. It takes 7.5 minutes to do a proper person to person count before surgery can begin. This process requires two people.

7.5 minutes’ x $250 = $1,875 per surgery.

Using the Surgical Safety Scanner, the counting time drops from 7.5 minutes to 15 seconds. The Surgical Safety Scanner system, requires only one person to scan against the electronic record.

15 seconds x $250 = $37.50 per surgery

$1,875 - $37.50 = $1,837.5 savings on pre procedure counting alone.

The larger the case, the greater the savings.


ROI based on time savings alone. The average cost in the surgery suite is $250.00 per minute. It takes 10 minutes to do a proper person to person count before the patient can be closed up. This process requires two people.

10 minutes’ x $250 = $2,500 per surgery.

Using the Surgical Safety Scanner, the counting time drops from 10 minutes to 15 seconds. The Surgical Safety Scanner system, requires only one person to scan against the electronic record.

15 seconds x $250 = $37.50 per surgery


$2,500 - $37.50 = $2,462.50 savings on post procedure counting alone.

$2,462.50 + $1,837.50 = $4,300 total savings per surgery based on saved counting time alone!



ROI based on surgical asset loss or theft. If two surgical assets are lost/stolen per week at an average cost of $850.00 per item:

$1,700.00 x 52 weeks = $ 88,400.00 per year in savings.


3 surgeries x 5 days’ x 52 weeks x $4,300 in time savings + $88,400 saved assets = $3,438,000.

One surgical suite with 3 surgeries per day.



1.The cost above is just the savings in the surgical suite area that can be measured. Many features of the Surgical Safety Scanner include soft cost savings that make the entire surgical operation more efficient in the following areas.
2.Tray building is more efficient because the instruments can be scanned as opposed to counted by hand.
3.Tray build accuracy is 100% because each tray is compared to a known good tray, through tray builder software.
4.The Surgical Safety Scanner can be used for training to help technicians understand instruments. All data for the instruments in displayed including pictures, manufactures name.
5.All instruments are tracked from cradle to grave daily so the location is known at all times.
6.Cases can be started faster because pre-counts are faster using the Surgical Safety Scanner.
7.Patients can be closed faster because post-surgery counts are faster Surgical Safety Scanner.
8.The Surgical Safety Scanner brings a higher level of safety for patients.
9.Instrument analytics can show what instruments brands have a better life cycle and which ones are failing.
10.Wash cycle separation is quicker as the tray location is known.
11.Instruments can be scanned in with no line of sight requirements that is required in a 2D bar code system.
12.Multiple instruments can be scanned instead of one at a time that is required in a 2D bar code system.
13.Instrument location is known at all times including tracking instruments to satellite locations.