Event: Startup Stories

Startup Stories takes place every Thursday from 1pm at University of Newcastle’s coworking space Three76 Hub on Hunter Street. Over BYO lunch, a startup founder talks candidly about their experience as an entrepreneur and business owner – the highs, the lows, the wins, the mistakes, the whole enchilada.

Startup Stories provides real-life examples of the different stages of the startup journey, creating a forum for startups to share and learn but also for the community to see tangible evidence of entrepreneurship making a difference in our region.

This Thursday, we’ll be hearing from Lloyd about how we have spent the past year developing Scrubit, being selected to participate in the HCF Catalyst Slingshot Accelerator, and are now seeing our app being tested via a pilot in local hospitals.

We would like to thank the University of Newcastle (@Uni_Newcastle) and Three76 Hub (@Three76Hub) for hosting this event.

We hope to see you there or in our twitter feed (@ScrubitApp)!

More info about the event:

VENUE: Three76 Hub, 376 Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW 2300
TIME: 01/06/17 1pm – 2pm

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/startup-stories-lloyd-davies-scrubit-tickets-34873536687

Event: HCF Catalyst Demo Day

5 months ago, we pitched the idea for Scrubit to a handful of people for the HCF Catalyst program, a 12 week intensive program to turn an idea into an investable business.

After the induction week in February, I don’t think we truly comprehended the journey ahead of us.

For the next three months, we put our idea through the ringer and after some great mentoring and help from the other startups in the program, we have finally arrived at this point.

In just 2 days time, we’ll be pitching once again, but this time it will be in front of 400 people at the HCF Catalyst Demo Day. We will not just be pitching an idea, but an investable business.

Here is a sneak peek of our Demo Day intro video, which features our co-founder Beth Wozniak, explaining how the idea for Scrubit was born.

We’d like to thank Slingshot Accelerator (@Slingshotters) and HCF Australia (@HCFAustralia) for running such a superb startup accelerator program and our entrepreneur in residence Colin Kinner (@ColinKinner) for his extraordinary support for Scrubit and all the startups involved in HCF Catalyst.

We hope to see you at the Demo Day or in our twitter feed (@ScrubitApp)!

More info about the event:

VENUE: VMAX Event Cinemas, 505 George Street, Sydney
TIME: 5:30pm – 7.30pm

Tickets: http://www.slingshotters.com/hcf-catalyst-demo-day-workshop

Employee Profile: Beth Wozniak

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The journey that led Beth, 29, to her love of healthcare and innovation began in Townsville Queensland. After simply reading a book on primary health care Beth knew she needed to formalise her interest and undertake formally recognised study. Beth began her Degree in Nursing Science at James Cook University in 2007 during which time she gained a strong interest for the Peri-Operative field.

In 2013 Beth moved to Newcastle where her dream to work in the fast paced clinical environment of Operating Theatres was met. Beth loved her new position and her passion grew stronger every day however she began to notice a dangerous recurring trend. Beth could see that theatre setups were constantly incorrect or incomplete and she was determined to find a solution. It was at this time that the idea for ScrubIT was born.

In 2016 Beth’s idea became a reality when she, (with the help of Co-Founders Lloyd Davies, and Paul Fisher) were able to implement ScrubIT in the operating theatres of a hospital in Maitland. Beth has since devoted her work full time to ScrubIT where she dreams to one day revolutionise and therefore optimise surgical setups all over the world.

In her free time Beth loves spending time boating or fishing with her husband and two children aged 5 and 9. She loves music and a good chick flick on a rainy day.

We are excited to announce that Scrubit has re-branded!

Ever since Scrubit first launched last year, we have sported a logo that is half in italics, with a medical themed colour scheme.

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Old Landscape Logo

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Old “S” Icon

While simple, we felt it did not fully represent Scrubit as a brand. As we began to grow and evolve, we felt we needed a logo, and brand, that could better convey our company, and more importantly, our product.

So, we set out over the past month with the goal of creating a logo that was a better reflection of who we are.

We engaged with Australian Type Foundry, headed up by Wayne Thompson, a branding and design expert to help us through this process.

After exploring a lot of different ideas for a new logo, we arrived with something simple and elegant, that represents our vision for our company.

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Scrubit Primary logo

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Reverse Logo

The new Scrubit logo incorporates an origami-style tick, which has replaced the “S” as our new icon. It represents the ease-of-use when collecting instruments in our app, themed out in a medical style colour scheme.

We also chose the tick as our icon because of its versatility. It can be used for a whole range of things, from bullet points on our website, to the check list when collecting instruments.

We have begun the process of switching out the old with the new.. we expect to be fully transitioned in the upcoming weeks.

Let us know what you think. We are very happy with it, and we hope you are too.

If you have any questions or comments, or just want to chat, please check out our contact page on the website.

Thank you.

Team Scrubit.

 

Preference cards are a ticket to efficency

Preference cards are the key to operational proficiency in hospitals. Deviations from preference cards are detrimental to hospitals in terms of patient safety, financial costs and time efficiency.

Increasing healthcare costs require efficient operational procedures, in order to ensure not only patient safety, but also to limit unnecessary expenditure.

We recently talked to a scrub nurse about their experiences with the preference cards at their hospital.

Out of 100 surgical procedures only 20% were completed error free.

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Approximately 60% of setups were missing items and 70% had items that were not needed and were thrown away.

As a result of incorrect preference cards, 40% of procedures resulted in delayed surgical turnaround times.

Increased financial costs are not the only side effect of incorrect preference cards as there is at least 1 patient injury every week in an average size operating theatre complex.

Inaccurate and out-of-date preference cards result in real costs. The mistakes in the process are adding millions to the cost of surgeries annually and there is no way to audit the cost of surgical procedures.

Fortunately, ScrubIT provides the solution to this issue. Our easy to use app allows your hospital to keep preference cards up-to-date, which means that surgeries will be correct every time. ScrubIT has also streamlined the surgical setup process to combine multiple setups into a simple checklist.

ScrubIT will run your theatre setups process from the preference card through to instrument ready.

Contact us today for a free demo.

info@scrubit.com

 

Announcing the launch of our new website

ScrubIT is pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website! After a lot of hard work and dedication, we are delighted to officially launch our new website on 03 March 2017. You can view the new site right now at  www.scrubit.com.

The website’s goal is to provide our visitors with an easy way to learn about ScrubIT and how it will revolutionise their operating theatre processes, as well as keeping our existing clients up to date with new product features and all things ScrubIT.

The new website is more interactive and gives easy access to the Features, Pricing and Frequently Asked Questions about ScrubIT. It even includes a sneak peek video.

In order to improve the way we interact with our customers, our website also includes links to all of our social media profiles. Users will want to keep coming back as we will be continually updating the website with content and other useful information in the form of articles, blog posts, company successes and announcements.

We would like to thank our amazing team for making the site what it is.

If you have any questions or want to leave us some feedback, please contact us via any one of our social channels or email info@scrubit.com.

Thanks for being a part of the ScrubIT story.

Team ScrubIT.