CORE OPS: Optimizing Performance in the Cardiovascular Operating Room


CORE OPS is a Focus-driven project based on LENS data analysis.  CORE OPS  studies flow disruptions and potential hazards threatening optimal performance of the cardiothoracic surgical team and ultimately patient outcomes.

The CORE OPS research team consists of two senior human factors professors with doctorates in neuroscience and physiological psychology and four human factors doctoral students.

The initial stages of CORE OPS research is underway.  Data collection is taking place in selected CVOR’s throughout the continental U.S., including MUSC- Medical University of South Carolina, Florida Hospital in Orlando and Northwestern University Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL.


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