We’re just like you: We’re driven. We’re passionate. And we’re impatient when it comes to delivering valuable innovations to healthcare.
ConnectSx: The Future of the Surgical Value Chain
ConnectSx is an innovative Software-as-a-Service provider committed to reducing waste and inefficiencies across the entire surgical value chain. Through an integrated platform of web-based tools and mobile applications, ConnectSx simplifies:
- Medical device inventory,
- Surgical case management,
- UDI compliance,
- Medical Device-specific education,
- And other complex Workflows.
More than just a surgical app or a healthcare inventory management software, ConnectSx connects critical information across the surgical value chain for all users. Our goal is to improve efficiency for:
- Medical device manufacturers,
- Device distributors,
- Individual sales reps,
- And the surgical teams they serve.
By creating visibility throughout the medical device, supply, and materials value chain, ConnectSx makes it easier to deliver asset-specific knowledge when and where it matters most – inside the clinical setting, the operating room, and beyond. This knowledge empowers users to track and control medical device inventory, ultimately improving patient care and driving value for healthcare providers, medical device manufacturers, and their distribution partners.
To build and deliver innovative platforms that support and improve the entire supply chain.
To change the delivery of surgical care.
As a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon since 1994, Patrick Sweeney, MD, saw a massive problem plaguing the healthcare industry. Critical information about medical devices frequently fell through the cracks as data disappeared into siloed inventory systems.
With no effective way to manage valuable knowledge throughout the surgical supply chain, teams struggled to track and control medical device inventory – causing unnecessary delays and waste exceeding $750 billion annually.
Driven to reduce inefficiencies and improve patient care, Sweeney set out to streamline knowledge delivery throughout the surgical value chain. He partnered with Chris Riedel – a Chicago entrepreneur with 15 years’ experience leading technology strategy and innovation projects. In 2015, they founded ConnectSx to connect traditionally siloed surgical information, adding value through improved device visibility.
ConnectSx is fueled by a diverse team of problem-solvers with expertise that spans emerging technologies, surgical care, supply chain management and software engineering. By leveraging these diverse perspectives, we tackle the massive problem of medical device waste from every angle – unfettered by the traditional status quos of healthcare.
As healthcare regulations constantly evolve and new medical devices and technologies hit the market, ConnectSx is committed to leading sustainable change throughout the industry. As we continue driving toward our forward-thinking vision, we’ll keep innovating our software solutions to advance the entire surgical value chain into the future.
CEO, Chief Architect
A seasoned tech strategist, Chris brings over 18 years’ experience building, implementing, and managing innovative technologies. With expertise spanning both the private and the public sector, Chris spent the last decade leading innovation and technology strategy for a major research university. His career in academia gives him a unique perspective on how to leverage emerging technologies to solve incredibly complex problems. Enthusiastic about using data to innovate and improve patient care, Chris wakes up every day excited by the challenge of creating and delivering unmatched value across the surgical value chain.
Patrick Sweeney, MD
A board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon since 1994, Pat is uniquely positioned to understand the full set of challenges around implant device management, inventory tracking, and in-OR knowledge delivery. As an inventor/entrepreneur, Pat holds more than 30 patents in the U.S., England, France, and Germany and is the founder of Flow-FX, a revolutionary surgical implant device company. In addition to being a practicing surgeon and device manufacturer, he is also the founder of the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, an ambulatory surgery center in Mokena, Illinois.
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” – Michael Jordan
Operations and Business Development
With over 20 years’ experience in operations and supply chain management, Ryan is a proven business leader focused on positioning consumer-facing companies for growth. Whether building strong teams, implementing effective practices and processes that enable market innovation, or connecting his community through various outreach and volunteer activities, Ryan’s inspiration comes from engaging with people who are driven to make a difference. That’s what makes him a great fit for ConnectSx.
Community Engagement and Customer Success
Brendan supports the ConnectSx team with his experience as a product manager and forecasting analyst for a large retail licensing, manufacturing, and distribution company. Passionate about building valuable relationships, Brendan’s role is focused on building and managing meaningful collaborations between ConnectSx and our community of users, partners, and stakeholders. Through his connections with our community, he helps identify the highest value features to enhance our platform, benefit our users, and innovate the delivery of surgical care.
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- Former GM of Provider market for IBM Watson Health
- Former Partner and Managing Director, Accenture
- Former Executive Director, UPMC
- Previous operating executive at VC- and PE-back companies