Medical Microinstruments (MMI) aims to help more surgeons around the world to offer more advanced procedures, while reducing costs for patients, hospitals and society at large. MMI is home to the first teleoperated robotic platform for suturing in open surgery with wristed microinstruments. This technology, called the Symani Surgical System, offers motion scaling and tremor elimination and aims to facilitate existing procedures as well as enable new ones in the domain of microsurgery, from post-oncological and trauma reconstructions to ophthalmology, organ transplantation and pediatric surgery.
As MMI looked to launch this new technology to the market, they knew they needed a sustainable and scalable solution for the field service organization. As with many medical device companies, being able to ensure maximum system up-time and provide customers with outstanding technical support was critical to their mission and success.
Finding an asset-centric field service management solution that would allow them to maximize uptime and maintain a high first-time fix rate was a top priority. MMI wanted a platform that would allow them to minimize response time by optimizing the displacement schedules of our engineers, ensure traceability of complaints and issues to meet quality compliance requirements, and have an organized way of gathering customer feedback so that we could make continuous improvements to the system.
Most importantly, they needed to guarantee minimal downtime on our installed devices because any downtime means delays in patient treatments and unnecessary procedure cancellations. And procedure rescheduling might have a huge impact on a patient’s quality of life and a negative result on a hospital’s reputation and business.