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Research Letter
December 2016

Computer-Assisted Process Modeling to Enhance Intraoperative Safety in Cardiac Surgery

Author Affiliations
  • 1Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 3Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury, Massachusetts
JAMA Surg. 2016;151(12):1183-1186. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.2839

The operating room is a common site for adverse events in the hospital, which are largely related to communication breakdowns and surgical flow disruptions leading to error cycles.14 To reduce the rate of preventable adverse events and enhance patient safety, we present what is, to our knowledge, the first clinical use of the HUB,5 a computer-assisted system designed to support intraoperative team performance.

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