Checklist have great potential for saving lives and making the work of doctors easier. Read about Surgeon Atul Gawande’s work to understand how powerful simple checklist can be http://gawande.com/the-checklist-manifesto
HANDI Supporter Dr Wai Keong Wong and others and will be working on some tools to support checklist up the upcoming NHS Hackday this weekend and writes to tell others about his work
I'd like to draw your attention to an open-source project called ChecklistHQ (http://checklisthq.com). It aims to become a platform for the creation, collaborative development, distribution and utilisation of checklists within healthcare.
It's currently in the planning stages with some initial experimental work already done. Over the course of this weekend a team of doctors and software engineers will be developing the application at the very first NHSHackday here in London this weekend (26/27 May)
If you have time, we'd love feedback, comments, suggestions and critique over the weekend as we update the website and build features. For the time being you can see the WHO Surgical Checklist using an experimental version of this platform at the http://checklisthq.com website.
We envision building an application that lets doctors:
- Create a checklist (with the minimum amount of technical overhead:
- simply type in a checklist) that can be immediately utilised.
- Edit your own checklists and have all changes tracked.
- Collaborate on the development of checklists and be able to share
expertise, contribute changes and add comments - again, with all
- Easily find checklists for different situations by relevant keywords
- Immediately use checklists on multiple devices: smartphones,
browsers, tablets (iPad) or even paper (printer required).
You can find the code hosted here:
A wiki for use over the weekend can be found here:
Bugs, features and tasks for the weekend will be appearing here:
We'll be using the #checklisthq and #nhshackday tags on Twitter and tweeting as the @checklisthq user.