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.1- 4 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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