Stakeholder engagement and Usability Testing of the Anesthesiology Control Tower

Department of Anesthesiology

This project examined the usability  of the Anesthesiology Control Tower (ACT) system to identify barriers to implementation and refine the system. The overall goal of this project was to improve the standard of perioperative anesthesia care.

This project was led by Dr. Michael Avidan and Dr. Tess Murray-Torres.

Murray-Torres, T., Casarella, A., Bollini, M., Wallace, F., Avidan, M.S., Politi, M.C. (2019) Anesthesiology Control Tower-Feasibility Assessment to Support Translation (ACTFAST): Mixed-Methods Study of a Novel Telemedicine-Based Support System for the Operating Room. JMIR Hum Factors. 6(2):e12155. doi:10.2196/12155

Murray-Torres, T.M., Wallace, F., Bollini, M., Avidan, M.S., Politi, M.C. (2018)  Anesthesiology Control Tower: Feasibility Assessment to Support Translation (ACT-FAST)-a feasibility study protocol.[PM1]  Pilot Feasibility Stud. 4:38. doi:10.1186/s40814-018-0233-4

Gregory, S., Murray-Torres, T.M., Fritz, B.A., et al. (2018) Study protocol for the Anesthesiology Control Tower-Feedback Alerts to Supplement Treatments (ACTFAST-3) trial: a pilot randomized controlled trial in intraoperative telemedicine. F1000Res. 7:623. doi:10.12688/f1000research.14897.2

This project was supported by the Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences Clinical and Translational Research Funding Program (award #4265) and the Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality in preparation for the randomized controlled trial (R21 HS024581-01A1).