WHO: Jeffrey Robbins, CEO, LiveData
WHAT: Exploring patient safety surgical time-outs:
- Leading a discussion on "The Meaningfully Engaged Time Out"
- Industry judge: Engineering Challenge for smartphone app for patient safety time out
WHEN: January 11, 2013
WHERE: Society for Technology in Anesthesia annual meeting; Royal Palms Resort and Spa, Phoenix, January 9 – 12, 2013
- At the annual conference of The Society for Technology in Anesthesia [STA], Jeff Robbins will lead a discussion on "The Meaningfully Engaged Time Out" on Jan. 11 at 3:30pm. His presentation will discuss team engagement in surgical time outs, integrating time outs into surgical workflows and hospital medical records, and reporting compliance to meet Joint Commission and CMS standards.
- As part of its role in encouraging the development of innovations in technology, STA holds an annual Engineering Challenge, open to engineering students at all levels. This year's challenge was to devise a smartphone app for a patient safety time out. STA has assembled industry experts, including LiveData CEO Jeff Robbins, to assess this year's entries. The challenge also has a longer-term benefit of getting these innovative ideas in front of thought leaders in academia and industry. For more information, visit http://www.stahq.org/events/annual-meeting/engineering-challenge/
LiveData is a leading innovator in real-time data integration and display technology. The company’s patents-pending solutions gather data from diverse sources, integrate the data into workflows, and present it as meaningful information on easy-to-read, graphic displays. Leading medical institutions, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, use LiveData to improve operating room safety and efficiency. Founded in 1991, LiveData is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For more information visit www.livedata.com.
The Society for Technology in Anesthesia [STA] is an international organization of physicians, engineers, students and others with an interest in anesthesia-related technologies. The journal, Anesthesia & Analgesia is STA's official publication. The Society's mission is to improve the quality of patient care by improving technology and its application. The Society promotes education and research, collaborates with local, national, and international organizations, sponsors meetings and exhibitions, awards grants, and recognizes achievement. For more information visit http://www.stahq.org/events/annual-meeting/
Media Interviews, other information: For additional information on Jeff Robbins' presentation, and/or his impressions of the innovations presented in the Engineering Challenge, contact Ed Bride, LiveData public relations, at 413-442-7718 (firstname.lastname@example.org).