Providing healthcare is a study in coordinated, constant movement. Humans, machines and information have to be synchronized so they show up in the right place, at the right time, and perform the clinical functions necessary to keep treatment flowing in a time-intensive environment.

Enormous resources have been poured into electronic health records and other software tools to ensure the information gets to the point of care. But getting humans-both patients and caregivers-and equipment to the right place at the right time continues to frustrate efforts to provide the optimal workflow.

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