Monday, May 19, 2014

SharePoint in the Operating Room

Improving Patient Safety with a Proven Operating Company Model!


TeamSTEPPS is a teamwork system designed for health care professionals that make it a powerful solution to improving patient safety and scientifically rooted in more than 20 years of research and lessons from the application of teamwork principles.  MEDCOM continues to roll out TeamSTEPPS Army wide.  SharePoint is an off the shelf collaboration tool that D0D and the Army has used for over 12 years with mixed results.  SharePoint is largely being used as a tool to store documents.  SharePoint has the ability to be used for a much wider variety of ways such as collection of data for quality control and process improvement.  Integrating SharePoint into hospital everyday practices would allow for improved patient safety, fewer delays, and increased utilization all while saving countless tax payer dollars.  Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC) is using a postoperative team assessment for over five years now. The success of this assessment tool was published in the Journal of Surgical Research on January of 2013.  The article clearly shows success and a clear value of this assessment tool. The tool has been implemented to over 10 military treatment facilities (MTF’s) Army-wide., to include Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston and Tripler Army Medical Center at Honolulu, Hawaii.