According to Dotmednews, former Stryker Sustainability employees, including Lars Thording, have formed Intralign, a “health care consulting services company that . . . aims to help hospitals move toward more value-based delivery models — something hospitals are being forced to align with under health care reform.”

One part of Intralign’s intra-operative services solution includes trained professionals known as Surgical First Assists who provide clinical support to the surgeon. Not only do these clinicians help surgeons improve quality, said Thording, but they are also there to help with utilization decisions like figuring out what types of implants and disposables to use.

“That helps reduce waste in the OR and also reduce time of surgery,” said Thording. “That means you can handle more patients without sacrificing quality.”

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