James W. Suliburk, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Baylor College

 

Leveraging mobile technology to improve outcomes in surgical care

James W. Suliburk, M.D., F.A.C.S.
 

Research Description

Leveraging mobile technology to improve outcomes in surgical care

Research Impact

Dr. Suliburk proposes an application of readily available mobile technology to engage people more effectively in pre- and post-surgical care, specifically by facilitating automated self-reporting of any concerning symptoms before they manifest as severe conditions. His work will evaluate current barriers to communication in order to inform the design, implementation and use of mobile technologies in the pre- and post-operative period as well as develop tools and strategies that promote patient empowerment related to surgical preconditioning and post-operative recognition of common early warning signs. Part of the work will also test use of mobile technology-based automated communication tools in improving post-operative communication and surgical outcomes.

 
 

related links

Patient Care Special Projects in Patient Care Baylor College of Medicine Back

Education

NIH T32 Research Fellowship, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Endocrine Surgery Fellowship, Royal North Shore Hospital, University of Sydney

General Surgery Residency, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston

M.D., University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, 2001

Awards

National Surgical Forum Research Award in Clinical Outcomes, Patient Safety and Quality, American College of Surgeons

Papers

Selected publications