Chase Corvin is a current general surgery resident at the University of Chicago Medicine currently doing two years of dedicated research. He lead the implementation of the MD/APP-in-room button on subsequent units. His research areas of interest include reducing systemic inefficiencies in medicine, improving interprofessional communication, and automation in health care.
General Surgery Resident
University of Chicago Medicine
With pressures to improve hospital efficiency, reduce length of stay and decrease readmissions, effective communication among care teams is more important than ever. Improved physician-nurse communication is associated with improved patient experience, outcomes, and staff engagement. Communication on surgical units poses unique challenges due to early rounding by the resident team and difficulty communicating with them while in the OR. To combat these challenges, we implemented an “MD/APP-in-room” button in patient rooms in May 2019 to send real-time notifications to nursing. Surgical…