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Brian Griffith, Internal Medicine
The Calling for Collaboration project addresses and studies the importance of communication in training resident physicians and delivering quality patient care. It is funded by a Graduate Medical Education Innovations Grant and granted an exemption by the Institutional Review Board. In our presentation, we will share the experience of piloting the use of smartphones by health care teams as an alternative to pagers and as an enhancement to communication. Team communication methods, safety, and devices will be discussed as well as ways to measure the success of such communication related to resident training, teamwork and patient care. This presentation will help participants identify health care team challenges and analyze communication best practices as one solution. The project team engages nurses, residents, faculty, informaticists, IT support staff, and GME professionals together. The undertaking itself presses the envelope of testing secure messaging and utilizing web 2.0. The investigators sometimes communicate with Twitter, store minutes and references in a Wiki, and post resources via the library web pages.