University of Texas orthopedists are using their own resources to keep the UT emergency room from being overwhelmed by patients.
The university is in the midst of a major reorganization to ensure the safety of its orthopedist workforce.
That reorganization is taking place with the help of a team of UT professors, including Dr. Robert W. Miller, dean of the College of Medicine and Dentistry, and Dr. Richard L. Luscombe, a professor of orthopedia and head of the department of orthopaedic surgery.
“We’ve had a great relationship with UT for a long time, but the last couple of years have been tough,” Miller said in an interview.
“What we’ve learned in the last few years is that we’ve got to have a much better understanding of how we can do better, and that’s why we’re doing this.”
Miller and his team have created a website called UT Orthopedic Emergency Response, where they are soliciting feedback from the community on how the university can make its ER safer.
“The most important thing that we’re asking for is that the people who are working in the ER should be able to access a phone, should be available to answer questions, and should be comfortable in their own skin,” Miller explained.
Miller said UT will be updating the website with a more streamlined, mobile-friendly approach to managing emergencies in the future.
“When we did that, we had to update our website in a lot of different ways to keep up with changes and changes in technology,” Miller added.
“And then it was really hard to keep track of all the different versions of the website.
Now, it’s so easy.”
The site also contains videos, interactive graphics, and interactive maps that allow patients to quickly identify potential emergencies and to make calls to a call center, which can respond quickly to calls.
The goal of the site is to increase patient safety and reduce the number of patients that need to be treated.
“In the next year, we’ll be trying to change the design of the web pages to make it easier to navigate,” Miller concluded.
The UT Orthopaedics Emergency Response website was created by UT faculty members and is available on a number of mobile devices.
The site has a number, including the UT logo and a circle at the bottom of the page.
It’s also available on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube.
Miller and other faculty members have also started using a “TIM” technology to keep an eye on their patients, which they call “virtual reality.”
“It’s very simple,” Miller admitted.
“You can put on the headset and it’s very easy to put your head down and have a conversation with a patient.
And it’s just a few clicks away from the patient, and the patient will get on the phone, and then they can call you back, and it’ll just be the two of you in virtual reality.”
The technology also has the added benefit of helping UT to provide real-time information to patients and their families, as well as to allow for quicker, more effective treatment decisions.
“That’s a big benefit of virtual reality,” Miller noted.
“It lets you see exactly what’s going on, you can have real-world interaction with your patients, and you can make decisions that are more efficient.”
The UT system has also been working on other initiatives that will improve the safety and comfort of its patients, including using technology to help patients identify symptoms and determine if a patient is potentially dangerous.
“There’s a lot that’s going to come out of this,” Miller emphasized.
“A lot of these innovations are going to be implemented over the next couple of months, and they’ll all have to be vetted, but it’s going be a really good start.
We’re going to have to take our time and make sure we’re putting this in place right.”
Miller is hopeful that the university will have a more efficient and reliable ER system by the time it becomes self-sufficient in the coming years.
“If we don’t have a hospital that’s ready to open, we can’t provide the services that we need to provide to the community and keep people safe,” he said.
“So we need an ER that can do all of that, and if we can start making improvements now, it will make a huge difference.”