PrefTech is the nation’s leading provider of Preference Card Management (PCM) software. Our company emerged in response to a deeply felt need for a modern and effective way to fix and maintain surgical preference cards. Traditional PCM solutions rely upon physical paper, excel spreadsheets, in-person meetings, consulting engagements, and ad hoc processes—all of which provide only temporary relief to the intractable preference card challenge. In the early 2010s, a Houston-based software company developed a breakthrough software application that enabled hospitals, for the first time, to automatically reconcile discrepancies between specific preference cards and actual medical supply usage data. In 2018, a group of prominent venture capitalists led by Dave Roux (Managing Partner, Bay Pine) reorganized that software platform into a new company called PrefTech.
PrefTech remains 100% focused on providing hospitals with next-generation preference card management technology. We innovate, design, and deploy software that optimizes the management and consumption of perioperative supplies.
Since launching as PrefTech, we have enhanced our focus on developing artificial intelligence (AI), innovative Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and advanced EMR integration features. The Nightingale AI engine that now powers the PrefTech OR platform can continuously monitor preference card quality, automatically generate actionable update guidance, and capture hard savings opportunities. Behind all this innovation at PrefTech is a team of leading preference card experts with backgrounds in nursing, supply chain management, software engineering, and data science. The PrefTech customer community, which includes leading hospitals, surgery centers, and health systems, is rapidly adopting the PrefTech OR platform as the new standard for ensuring preference card excellence.