Human Factors in OR Efficiency and Outcomes

Key Faculty:

Bruce Gewertz, MD

Ken Catchpole, PhD

Eric Ley, MD

Human Factors in OR Efficiency and Surgical Outcomes - Bruce Gewertz, MD

A multidisciplinary team of experts in process improvement, human factors research and trauma care are testing the efficacy of new processes and technology in peri-operative trauma care.  The research programs primary goals are to measurably improve the efficiency and effectiveness of acute trauma care through innovations in communication, technology, workflow, and behavior. This project is pursued in collaboration with the US Army’s TATRC group.

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Selected Publications: 

  • Gewertz BL. (2006) Emotional intelligence: can it enhance leadership capabilities? Arch Surg, 141:812-814.