In May of this year, leaders at the Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, a division of the 11-community-hospital Saint Luke’s Health System, based in Kansas City, Mo., went live with an advanced patient safety platform called OR-Dashboard, which was developed for Saint Luke’s by LiveData, Cambridge, Mass.
The installation, which went live in early May in all five of Saint Luke’s cardiac operating rooms, integrates information from critical clinical processes in the operating room (OR), enhancing overall workflow, with a focus on patient-centered care.
What were the overall objectives for creating the OR dashboard?
The most important objective was to improve patient safety. And one of the big things we’re going to see being helpful in the future is adherence to Joint Commission, CMS, and SCIP guidelines [guidelines from the Surgical Care Improvement Project, created and sustained by a consortium of organizations, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Joint Commission, the American College of Surgeons, the American Hospital Association, and others], promoting workflow efficiency and productivity, and promoting effective communication.