STA Engineering Challenge 2013
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STA 2013 Engineering Challenge
Smart phones have become common amongst anesthesiologists, but there are few examples of smart phones performing functions that improve the care process. Preoperative timeout is a process in which members of the perioperative team confirm that the correct procedure will be performed on the correct patient. Timeout is mandated by the JCAHO. A template checklist can be found on the AORN website. Electronic medical records permit clinicians to indicate that timeout has been completed, but do not provide any documentation that demonstrates that anything was actually done. The task for the 2013 Engineering challenge is to produce a smartphone app that participates in and provides evidence of a timeout.
STA Engineering Challenge Contact Information
For questions on the app or challenge specifications contact:
Jeff E. Mandel, MD, MS
Chair, STA Engineering Challenge
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