Clinical innovation is often thought of as creating novel tools to generate new information to tackle a problem. Yet, innovations built to enable the use of existing information can be equally as impactful. With a rapidly growing pace of new information that clinicians must keep up with, it has become increasingly difficult to make important advances in medicine relevant to the routine care we give to our patients at the bedside. More than ever, innovations which can rapidly engender the use of established best practices in a meaningful way are needed. This presentation will describe a design approach that has been used to do this.
Leland Perice, MD, is an assistant professor with Brown Emergency Medicine, and has specialized in the use of emergency ultrasound. His area of interest is in creating digital innovations that tackle clinical and educational problems within medicine. His innovation approach is to find solutions for inefficacies by using data and knowledge that are already available. He is currently working on a reference tool for regional anesthesia that would enable emergency medicine physicians to more routinely perform these procedures, which are rarely performed in the emergency department, during active clinical care. He is also working on creating a digital ultrasound curriculum for medical students to learn ultrasound interpretation in a more efficient manner. Past projects have included AHA ACLS and Ultrasoundbox.