The Institute for Surgical Excellence (ISE) is a 501(c)(3) public organization, whose mission is to create lasting solutions for complex healthcare problems related to emerging technologies, with the ultimate goal to improve patient care and outcomes. ISE utilizes a systems-based approach to bring together key stakeholders from a variety of sectors to identify issues, set clearly defined goals, facilitate collaboration, determine and fill gaps, and better inform healthcare consumers.Click to visit the Robotic Training Network
ISE is formed around the belief that patients and surgeons benefit when surgical competence is tested on a regular basis, based on guidelines determined by professional societies or medical boards. ISE promotes surgical safety and training standards to ensure that those who utilize cutting-edge surgical technologies deliver safe care and improved outcomes for their patients. ISE activities and resources promote increased public awareness about clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness of surgical technologies through integration of research, content development, and educational programming.
ISE’s mission is to develop and promote improved surgical safety and training standards to ensure that those who utilize cutting-edge surgical technologies deliver quality care and improved outcomes for their patients.
In this regard, ISE is developing metrics and establishing voluntary standards for education, training, and assessment for the safe application of emerging technologies.
ISE is participating in the Fundamentals of Robotic Surgery (FRS) project and working with the Robotic Training Network to make robotic surgery safer and effective for patients and their surgeons.
For those considering surgery, ISE serves as an educational resource regarding best practices and surgery outcomes. ISE is coordinating with existing surgical outcome registries to make valuable information available to patients to help them make educated decisions about their health care.
The Fundamentals of Robotic (FRS) is a joint educational program funded through a Department of Defense grant and an unrestricted educational grant from Intuitive Surgical. The grant facilitated the development of a comprehensive education, training and assessment program for robotic surgeons.
Fifteen leading hospitals participate in Fundamentals of Robotic Surgery validation trial for final step in developing standardized robotic training curriculum. Orlando, FL (August 4, 2014) – With an overarching goal to improve patient outcomes and equip surgeons with optimal, standardized training curriculum, the Institute for…
Washington, DC (July 9, 2014) – Following a request for proposal, the Institute for Surgical Excellence (ISE) is pleased to announce the selection of 15 leading international institutions to conduct the Fundamentals of Robotic Surgery (FRS) Validation Trial. In April, 2014, a…