Consultants at Alder Hey identified some issues with theatre sessions not commencing on time due to key personnel not being available for whatever reason, and also being able to have a better understanding of who their colleagues were for that session.
With the assistance of Dr Hannah Lonsdale and Mr Iain Hennessey at Alder Hey – Med eTrax have developed an application that addresses these issues.
By working with the theatres management team and utilising the same information available, theatre staff login on a strategically located tablet, which results in their details (photo, role etc) then being displayed on a large screen for all participants to see. It also allows the consultant in charge to identify who is missing from the team at a glance and with an integral alerting function can initiate a request for attendance to allow that session to commence on time. With inbuilt audit capabilities, and cross platform performance, this relatively simple application has shown better theatre personnel management.
Dr Hannah Lonsdale is responsible for naming this application – WHO’s Here! – a play on words and not an grammatical error.
WHO’S Here! comprises 4 integrated functions:
- Content Management System (CMS)
- Check-in Tablet Application
- WHO’s Here! Screen showing team members
- Cross platform alerting Application to notify absent team members“
WHO’s Here! Application: